Check out these pictures to see just what a lotus can add to your pond!
The Lovely Lotus
I'm in love with the lotus. Is there any other aquatic plant as beautiful or graceful? It belongs to the genus Nelumbo and consists of only two species ... the yellow-flowered American lotus (Nelumbo lutea) and the pink Asiatic lotus (Nelumbo nucifera). These two species have been grown and bred for centuries, resulting in hundreds of hybrids that range in size and color.
In my mind ... this is what Heaven looks like. About the Lotus. I just potted my first lotus in a large aquatic container and placed it in a sunny location in my yard. I check on it daily! The first leaf is already 6-inches in diameter. I'm taking photos of its growth and will post them once it has a few blooms. Can't wait!
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