Garden Ponds item created by tbendl, Sep 4, 2014
Beautiful lily Tbendl!
I'm so excited!!! Next on my wish list will be some night bloomers.
I had one, it was beautiful, but did not survive my winter care.
Is this a night bloomer?
Oh no, are all night bloomers tropical? I haven't looked yet, I just assumed they were hardy as well.
I thought about getting a tropical but we do get cold down here and I haven't really done any research into how cold they can stand.
I don't know. I would hazard a guess that it is since it looks dark out behind it but I have no idea. It sure is gorgeous though!
think its a tropical?
only information I can find on it!
Oh just realized that a night bloomer isn't a type of lily, its literally a night bloomer lol I think? still confused. sorry im a Lily Noob!
Dutch, LOL that made me giggle. Don't feel bad, I don't know anything about them either. I am learning as I go. I didn't know there was a tropical and hardy lily difference so we are even.
My lilies tend to start to open right after I leave for work and close right before I get home so I thought a night bloomer would be nice so I could see some of the flowers during the week.
The tropical versus hardy is what temperate climate it will survive in.
Here are some night bloomers;
btw this for anyone in general was an amazing article on Tropical & Hardy lily differences;
it does seem that all the night bloomers I can find are tropical, can you bring them inside or something during winter?
"Viviparous" seems to be a type of night bloomer that will tolerate cooler climates. I won't bother planting anything I have to mess with during the winter. I am waaayyy to lazy for all that.
I like the "sink or swim" method. Hehe
We stay pretty warm down here but I'm not sure it qualifies as "tropical". I've got to do more reading before spending the $$ on a night bloomer.
My step father always said "adapt or die" I guess that comes in handy only for certain situations... lol
Research is key! good luck on your search for the perfect night bloomer
plant envy there just a tad bit of it but there LOL
@tbendl WHAT is that lily and where did you get it from? It's gorgeous!
The solution is not to get a night bloomer, but to retire!
Ugh! I know, right? My husband is retired and every day when I get home from work he'll say "you should have SEEN all the lily blooms today...". He gives me the bloom update as I walk in the door.
I just ordered it from pond plants online. That's where I got my lotus as well. I'm so excited!!! I got some smaller bog plants coming as well.
And look! I planted some of the flowers around the pond last night before we got hosed with rain.
I see here that they want to ban totally in ground ponds in flood areas because of fish from them getting into lakes and streams during flooding from heavy rains .Can't blame them for that .
That makes sense. Sad but it does make sense. I don't get flooding, when we get heavy rains I get a little runoff in the back part of the yard but no flooding.
Bedford lake and Smith Mountain Lake have had major problems here with fish from flooding or people dumping fish from ponds they don't want .
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