Pond Lilly Fertilizer


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Hi Everyone,

I have a fertilizer question. I can't seem to find fertilizer for just pond lilies. What would be your recommendation?

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Use miracle grow sticks they work better and are cheaper .I but them at the dollar store and lowes and walmart .About a dollar or so for 20
 
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Use miracle grow sticks they work better and are cheaper .I but them at the dollar store and lowes and walmart .About a dollar or so for 20
Sissy, I have read the Miracle Grow is not good for ponds because it causes algae blooms. As such I have avoided it and used the expensive aqua fertilizers instead. Do you have any trouble with algae blooms after using Miracle Gro?
 

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My lilies are not in my pond they are in the lily pond but addy and others use them in there ponds and i use them in my mini cattails .If you push them in all the way they are no worse than pond fertilizers and they are so small .The stick is also easier to push into them then the lily fertilizer ones .I have the lily fertilizer ones and they don't seem to do as good a job .I have used them for years like addy and others ,plus much cheaper to buy .
 

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My lilies are not in my pond they are in the lily pond but addy and others use them in there ponds and i use them in my mini cattails .If you push them in all the way they are no worse than pond fertilizers and they are so small .The stick is also easier to push into them then the lily fertilizer ones .I have the lily fertilizer ones and they don't seem to do as good a job .I have used them for years like addy and others ,plus much cheaper to buy .
Cool, I'll give them a shot. My wife is desperate for some flowers!
 
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I mix in Osamacote with the kitty litter, when I prep my pots. Mine bloom, but not prolifically....maybe I should try the Miracle Grow :)
 

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I use osmocote under the litter, usually do not add any other fertilizer during the summer. I do have plant tabs, but seldom get around to sticking them in. The lilies grow great and flower quite well.
 

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fertilizer is fertilizer but osmacote cost more than miracle grow so I go cheaper every time .I can get 24 sticks in the dollar store and powder in the tub here for 5 dollars in Roses store
 
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I wonder if mine aren't great bloomers, due to the koi? I have to re home a couple and for the life of me, I can't choose :(
 
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I have my lilies in there own pond because of my koi /I gave up with them in the pond they would destroy the buds as soon as they started to form
 

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