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First water lily bloom

I've always wanted a water lily, but never actually got one because I never found any locally and didn't bother ordering online. I finally found one at Petsmart of all places last month on clearance for $3. I wasn't sure if it was even alive, but I put it in our 200 gallon container pond and it's bounced back nicely. The first flower opened up a couple days ago. Here's a shot I got in the rain yesterday:



I've never been so excited for a single flower!
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Sweet. Lilly flowers are so beautiful. Hard to believe a $3 bulb can produce a gorgeous flower.
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I like that shot a lot, actually. I can hear the rain bouncing off the pads.
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Sweet. Lilly flowers are so beautiful. Hard to believe a $3 bulb can produce a gorgeous flower.
I know, right? It was actually a three pack with another type of water lily and an iris, but they didn't make it. Still not a bad deal. Hehe.

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I like that shot a lot, actually. I can hear the rain bouncing off the pads.
Thank you! I took it with my Nokia Lumia. I'm one of the few people that can't say "taken with iphone 4."
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Go you! It's always so cool to get something on the cheap and see it make a beautiful plant.
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Nice pic! Your lily's bloom looks really similar to mine, check out my thread and let me know what you think. You definitely got a nice deal, I picked mine up potted and flowering but it cost me way more than $3 :P
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Re: First water lily bloom

Really really sweet. The flower and the shot. Let's see more blooms

I was also surprised that my local PetSmart started carrying pond bulbs.

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Thanks guys

Roshan, the flowers do look very similar, but your leaves look a lot smaller. I don't think mine is a dwarf variety, if I remember right the name was "Sioux." That is a really pretty picture of yours, by the way. Your whole setup is very nice.
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You're right, I do have a dwarf variety as I felt that would look more natural in my smaller container pond. I've had this particular plant for almost 3 years now, and I now have 2 pots full of tubers, when I started from a small 3 inch tuber. Now I'm looking to trade one of my pots for a night blooming variety, as I feel that those blooms have a special beauty associated with them.

You should definitely post more pics of your whole pond, looking forward to seeing them!
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