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.