A Week of Flowers-Day 4

My pink waterlily probably has a name, but having never expected much from her I didn’t pay much mind to the label.  She was plunked down in a somewhat shady hole with a plastic liner and no filter, and I thought that as long as there were lily pads for the frogs it was a win.  That describes the first year or two, but then construction hit the garden and the ‘pond’ became a catch basin of debris and runoff and overflow trash which is apparently more important to a waterlily than space or sun or fertilizer.  Last summer was a nonstop succession of flowers with as many as four open at a time, and although it is likely the first and last year for this to happen I thoroughly enjoyed it.

pink waterlily

The pink waterlily.  A plump little piglet in her murky swamp of a pond.

Four straight days of posts.  I’m proud of myself and hopefully it’s been somewhat entertaining for you as well.  I’d also like to apologize for my slacking on the comments.  There’s no excuse other than laziness and a love for an early bedtime but I do appreciate it and hopefully someday soon I’ll catch up!

Thanks again to my inspirational host, Cathy of Words and Herbs, and I hope you can check out her’s and other’s posts celebrating Cathy’s Week of Flowers.

21 comments on “A Week of Flowers-Day 4

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    Yes, 4 days in a row has got to be a record for you, Frank, but a pleasure for us! Interesting about your lovely water lily loving the muck, how does one replicate that? Must be a mineral thing?

    • bittster says:

      Haha, can you believe I made it to seven? I do admit to selecting the photos and writing the first few posts the week before.
      I’ll report back on if the lily does well for a second year. It might be overcrowding the ‘pond’ by then as about a foot of sediment has washed in and the roots have escaped into that.

  2. Pauline says:

    Lovely waterlily, hope it is as good next year!

  3. Cathy says:

    It’s wonderful! Just goes to show that TLC is not always what plants want. 😉 Glad you have managed to post something every day so far. 😃 The question is, will you make five (6 or even 7) days in a row?! 😜 Hope so, as I’m enjoying seeing some of your plants Frank!

  4. Rosie Amber says:

    A lovely water lily. We are just digging out space for a wildlife pond, I am thinking about what plants to get for it.

    • bittster says:

      Lucky wildlife! Whatever you plant I’m sure they’ll love it and be grateful.
      A very popular feature here in the bathing beach of gravel, the bird love it but on a busy day the pond looks a wreck from all the energetic splashing.

  5. Kerry says:

    I have really enjoyed the daily posts! Oh, those water lilies! I desperately need a pond now!

    • bittster says:

      I enjoy my pond so much. It’s not pristine and clear, having no pump and filter, but everyone loves to stop by for a sip, and there’s always some insect/frog/ reptile activity going on to watch.
      The waterlilies are almost too nice for it!

  6. Anna says:

    What a beauty!

  7. Cathy says:

    What a gorgeous waterlily!

  8. Lisa Rest says:

    I have to go backwards and catch up with you. Congratulations! I could never manage daily posts. Water lilies are the stuff of dreams to me.

    • bittster says:

      Haha, I had to cheat and pre-select all the photos and start a few of the posts the week before. It’s a rare instance of planning and organization and it may be months before I post again 😉
      I love my mucky little invertebrate-infested watering hole! It’s always such a busy spot in the garden.

  9. I only wanted white or yellow waterlilies in our pond and was very annoyed when one of them had pale pink outer petals. So I am not sure I could have enjoyed one as intense as yours. But it is always amazing (or is it amusing?) when plants thrive in unexpected conditions .

    • bittster says:

      My pond could never compete with the beauty of some of the lily filled mountain ponds around here, so I had to go exotic with the hot pink! It’s not the first time I needed my flowers to be ‘too much’ rather than exquisite and refined. Maybe I overdo it during snowdrop season 😉

  10. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    4 days are most entertaining.

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