Waterlilies in Pots
I'm sure a lot of us have a pot to plant in. I'm talking about a pot that holds water such as the antique washtub or whatever we don't want to drill out the antique value of it. Well it holds water and no other containerized plant will do well in it because most people over-water containerized plants anyway.
One sure way to solve that problem is to use water-loving plants. Water lilies are probably the most famous a spectacular water plant. There are some that are real easy to grow and provide an abundance of bloom. For instance, a container like this cost you less than $70 to put in and all you have to do is go down to your local nursery and buy pot that have already been containerized for you of these different types of plants and all you have to do is put a fertilizer pellet in about once a month and keep these actively growing.
Like I said, each one of these water lily blooms or plants will produce over 100 blooms a year for you and will be spectacular. You only need to put them out in full sun for about 4-6 hours a day and they will be spectacular for you.
Of course there are varieties that need to be thought of. Next weeks segment we will show you some of the spectacular varieties that we recommend for a tub garden and if you're interested in a full write up of tub gardening and water lilies, look in the Saturday San Antonio Light or send me a self-addressed stamp envelope and I'll send that to you.
This has been Jerry Parsons, Vegetable Specialist for Texas Agriculture Extension Service, The Weekend Gardener.
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