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Aug 29, 2022 6:01 PM CST
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Mass Planting of Lotus

There's a wide swath of these off the shore in one of the lagoons at Chicago Botanic Garden. When the sun is hitting them, it gives them a very delicate look, like a water color painting.

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Aug 29, 2022 6:09 PM CST
Name: Abigail (Grill)
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I saw this banner and thought "I bet this is Nancy!" I was right! Hurray! it's absolutely beautiful with that almost translucent pink. Those leaves are also a stunning green. Lovey dubby I tip my hat to you.
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Aug 29, 2022 6:18 PM CST
Name: Rj
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Spectacular banner Nancy!
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Aug 30, 2022 1:48 AM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
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Eye-catching image, Nancy!
Nicely composed & cropped. Thumbs up
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Aug 30, 2022 4:06 AM CST
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Beautiful!! Hurray!
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Aug 30, 2022 7:39 AM CST
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So pretty! Lovey dubby
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Aug 30, 2022 10:40 AM CST
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Aug 30, 2022 12:17 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Murky said: Mass Planting of Lotus

There's a wide swath of these off the shore in one of the lagoons at Chicago Botanic Garden. When the sun is hitting them, it gives them a very delicate look, like a water color painting.
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BTW, can we please see the whole mass? Green Grin!
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Aug 30, 2022 4:49 PM CST
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Name: Nancy
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Fieldsof_flowers said: I saw this banner and thought "I bet this is Nancy!" I was right! Hurray! it's absolutely beautiful with that almost translucent pink. Those leaves are also a stunning green. Lovey dubby I tip my hat to you.

Yes, I do love those water lilies and lotus! I'd upload more for banners, but I think whoever does the selecting wants more variety. Hilarious!

Thank you all. Here's all the shots in order from that spot, it was the last photo I used for the banner, just flipped it left to right. They look translucent when the sun is behind them, as it was in these pics, and they seem to always face the brightest light, so it makes the petals look like they glow at times.

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Aug 30, 2022 5:37 PM CST
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So glad Cal asked, they're absolutely gorgeous, as is your banner!
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Aug 31, 2022 5:38 AM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Wow! Thanks for all the extra pics, Nancy!
I love the way the leaves & blooms light up. Thumbs up
Hope you will try growing some.
Recommend "Holy Fire" from 10 Mile Creek. Smiling
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Aug 31, 2022 6:57 AM CST
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Name: Nancy
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Thanks, Joanna and Cal. I'm going to have to try and find out what variety that particular one is, it's my favorite there, probably because of how it appears to light up with the sun behind it. It's in a larger lagoon in the right spot for that... a lot of the others are in smaller pools around paths or between walkways built around them, so they can't get the sun behind them like that.
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Sep 2, 2022 5:23 PM CST
Name: Laurie
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Bright pink and green against the grey water---very pretty. Smiling
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