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Tropical Water Lilies

From the bright, radiant pink blooms and the red flares, to the unrivaled blue color of the King of Siam... There is no doubt that tropical water lilies have some of the most beautiful flowers known to the water garden. They truly make a great centerpiece to the pond, and add color to liven it up. 

Lilies are also a great addition to any pond because they provide the fish with hiding places and refuge from predators that may come their way. The lily pads form on the surface of the water and provide a good amount of coverage. This makes it more difficult for predators, such as blue herons to see your fish when flying overhead. In addition, it keeps the pond shaded and cooler, which in turn promotes higher oxygen levels within the pond.

Another quality unique to select tropical water lilies, are the mystifying night bloomers. Red flares produce a breathtaking, dark pink bloom that can be enjoyed as soon as the sun begins to go down and until about noon on a cloudy day. A pond lit up at night with blooming tropical water lilies is truly a sight to see.

Be sure to remember that when planting tropical water lilies, the rhizome should be placed in the center of the container you are planting it in (unlike the hardy water lilies that get pushed up against the side of the container). By doing this it allows the roots more space to grow, and will even encourage the rhizome to root a little faster. They should also be regularly fertilized every three weeks throughout the season. This promotes new growth and ensures that your lily will produce beautiful blooms all summer long!


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A Message from Mark Sousa (A.K.A. Doctor Pond), owner of Action Water Gardens in Tolland, CT

You may ask yourself, "Why choose Action Water Gardens?". The answer is simple. Customer service. As the owner, I am the business. I've been in the landscape and water gardens business for over 15 years. I strive to be knowledgeable about the products and services that we offer and I provide one-on-one consultation on the issues you are facing, whether you are installing for the first time or simply maintaining your current garden or waterfall. See what our customers have to say.

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We service all of Connecticut - including Fairfield County, Hartford County, Litchfield County, Middlesex County, New Haven County, New London County, Tolland County, Windham County - as well as Western Massachusetts - including Worcester County, Hampden County and Berkshire County.

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