Lily Pond

“Lily Pond”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana



The water lily pond at the New Orleans Botanical Gardens was wonderful.  I especially liked that they had added a black dye to the water.  Having the dark water really set off the plants and the flowers.  Pots and other usually less desireable sights are hidden from view by the darkened water, and the flowers really pop.



The dark water also seems to add depth.  The pond appears so much deeper than it really is.  The darker color also helps with algae growth.

My favorite plant in the water garden is the giant water liy, Victoria amazonica.  These can get up to three feet across.  I just think they are amazing.


Whenever I visit the Botanical Gardens and see this large pond, I always get a longing desire for a pond for my garden.