Posted by: Brenda Kula | April 25, 2008

Water Lily


This is a water lily I purchased yesterday. Isn’t it beautiful? Water lilies will hopefully have covered much of the pond surface by the time it gets hot. I’ve read (but don’t quote me) that you should cover about two-thirds of the surface with vegetation to keep a proper balance. This is to help control the algae and provide a cool place for the fish.


This is how fast everything is growing behind the pond. There are various herbs: lavender, oregano, rosemary and mint. Coreopsis, daisies, dusty miller, iris, and several sedums.

And of course the various "creatures" peaking out here and there!




  1. Indeed, a beautiful water lily AND pond, Brenda. Do take more photos to share when the weather gets warmer. I’m sure it will be most happy in its new home!

  2. Brenda, the water lily is beautiful. I’d love to see more and more of your gardens!


  3. The water lily is very pretty and looks even more so on your pond. Your garden is indeed growing quickly. Hope you get your house in order soon. You’ll want to be in your lovely garden. 🙂

  4. Love water lilies. When I was a kid I used to frequently visit a local nature center. The ponds there were covered with the most beautiful water lilies in the summer. Water lilies bring back fond memories.

  5. Hi Brenda,
    Love the new water lily. The herbs look luscious too, I can practically smell them. I have always loved Dusty Miller (as well as lamb’s ear – don’t see any in this picture, but I’ll bet you have some in the lovely garden somewhere!).
    Happy weekend!

  6. Your flowers are coming up beautifully 🙂

    Thank you for the advice about the farmhouse.

    Have a great day,
    rue 🙂

  7. Hi Brenda 🙂

    The Water Lily IS beautiful! I love the garden next to it, especially the little creature poking out his head from the flowers 🙂

    Off to read your other post….

    rue 🙂

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