Saturday, April 26, 2008

Fountain Update

Everything's growing well in the fountain and the Lotus 'Amazon Sunset' has begun blooming.

In the back, the Triteleia 'Queen Fabiola' bulbs have sent up their long slender leaves. And the Epilobium is still behaving itself.
Algae grows below, but not at lethal levels.
There were tons of frog egg masses...
...but now they're mostly tadpoles. There also are a few dragonfly nymphs, so they had better watch their backs.
The banana slugs have returned for the growing season. I've noticed significant damage on some of the lily seedlings, especially the Lilium rubescens for some reason. I've moved most of the liy pots onto overturned pots in the fountain. Since I live in Eureka, I can't check on them as much as I'd like.

It's not pretty, but what could be better than a moat?


Marie said...

Great post, beautiful photos :)

GardenJoy4Me said...

Beautiful fountain in the works .. and seeing those tadpoles .. I could almost catch a glimmer of movement ! Very pretty : )

Ellen said...

I have failed twice at blooming Lotus but you make me want to try again. Any tips you'd care to share?

Mike Pepler said...

Hiya, sending this as a comment, as I don't have your email...

I've tagged your blog on mine. In theory you;re meant to continue the chains, but I won't be offended if you don't!

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Cheers, Mike

Gardener of La Mancha said...

Thanks marie and gardenjoy4me, welcome.

Ellen, I don't know about tips. I just stuck them in, watered them once and that was it. The weather here is moist and cool and they're in full sun, if that helps.