Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Weekend in the Garden

We are really enjoying the new koi pond and the water plants in it are thriving. The water lillies continue to bloom every day and the lotus are putting on quite a show!

 

The huge pink lotus buds and blossoms tower above the tall, round, upright leaves.


Each new bloom last for about three days before the petals fall off.

The gorgeous flowers are pink when they first open, then fade to a pale pink, almost white, when the petals are ready to fall.

Once the petals fall off, the center seed pod continues to grow!

I hope to be able to harvest and save the center seed pods, dry them and use them in dried flower arrangements.

2 comments:

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Cheryl! I've missed visiting here. I was away from Blogland for a very long time, but it's so nice to be back. :) Your pond is really beautiful. Just yesterday my husband and I were talking about how nice it would be to have a pond in our yard! Every so often the subject comes up. It's something we'd both love, but after this past year of construction, I think maybe the pond will wait some more! Your photos are just gorgeous...your yard looks like such a wonderful retreat! Enjoy!!! xo Paulette

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