Wednesday, June 1, 2011

She's a Beauty!

This is my new water lily--isn't she pretty? Her name is "Mayle Rose Pink." About 2 months ago we did a big pond clean up. We scraped the bottom of the pond and got rid of all but 1 of our old plants. They had just about taken over the little pond and made it impossible to clean--or see the fish!
Because water lilies need so much sun I couldn't have them when we had the Bradford Pear trees, but now that the back is in full sun all day I decided to give them a try..one more time. I have been thrilled with the results! When I bought this plant, it was small and...well, not very pretty. But once it warmed up a bit and the sun started hitting the pond again, I have been rewarded with bloom after bloom. The leaves are large as well. I couldn't be more pleased.
My picture doesn't really show the true pink color--but I can you it is yummy! I think it goes well with the yellow water poppy. The plant you can barely see to the left is a water "Texas Star Hibiscus." Cannot wait to tell you about that one!
Happy June everyone!

9 comments:

tina said...

Well a Happy June to you too! It is starting out awfully hot and humid here so your water lily sure helps to make it bearable and even nice:) Looking forward to hearing about the hibiscus.

Meadowview Thymes said...

Tina, if this hibiscus blooms like they yold me it would, it should be something! (and I am pretty sure I see buds!)

perennialgardener said...

Happy June to you too Linda. :) Wow that is a gorgeous Waterlily, glad you are able to grow them now.

Meadowview Thymes said...

Thanks Racquel. One of those silver linings on losing trees I guess! :)

Northern Shade said...

The waterlily has such a pretty bloom. It looks like you have nice balance of plants and open water, plus fishy views.

It sounds like you are adapting to the sunnier yard,after the unexpected removal of your tree. I know that I would be heart broken to lose the shade and ambience of the trees, but it does open up a whole rainbow of new plants to try.

Meadowview Thymes said...

NorthernShade--I do love the opportunity to have sun plants..however, I cried and cried when we lost the trees. The yard faces west, and in the Texas heat summer is grueling. It's hard to enjoy being outside much I am afraid.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Linda girl your pond is beautiful!!
I recognize that flower because we had it for a while in our little pond until the raccoons decided to wreck it all and eat Ernie and Burt .. talk about a sad situation ;-(
Moving on .. you have a gorgeous water feature and you must enjoy it so much : )
Joy

Meadowview Thymes said...

Hi Joy--thanks for the compliment on the pond. It is little, but we really enjoy it. We have raccoons, but they can't get in the pond--however, it is netted because of heron problems. I hate to lose all the fish-they are the only pets I have. Only thing we can do to keep our the herons is use a net. I really love this lily. So nice to have sun on the pond now!

Karin Przybilski said...

I love lilies. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures!