What You Need For Planting Water Lilies
- One aquatic planting container per plant. The container should be 6 to 10 inches deep and 12-18 inches in diameter
- Heavy clay soil or generic garden soil that does not contain peat moss, or vermiculite
- Burlap to line containers with to prevent soil from seeping out of cracks
- Gravel or small stones
- Water lily plants
- Organic Waterlily fertilizer. There are special tablets available for fertilizing water lilies
You can buy water lily plants and fertlizer here.
How To Plant Water Lilies:
Start by lining your container with burlap, then add your clay or garden
soil. Dampen the soil well and then press three to 5 fertilizer tablets
Take your lily plant and trim off any dead leaves, make a hole in the
clay and gently lay your roots in and then gently press the tubular
into the soil at a 45 degree angle with the the crown (the top part of
the tubular from which the stems grow) facing the center of the pot.
Make sure that the crown remains above the soil. Gently cover with gravel or small stones making sure that the gravel or stones are not too
heavy over the crown.
Placing Your Lilies In The Pond
You are now ready to set your container in the water. If you have chosen
miniature water lilies then place them in 6-8 inches of water,
larger lilies can go deeper but, you should try to keep your containers
in 18 inches of water or less.
Make sure that you place your water
lilies in a part of your water garden that is away from running water
such as falls or fountains and that they will get at least 6 hours of
sunshine per day.
When placing your lilies in the pond, tip the container very slightly as you submerge it to allow any air in the soil to escape.
Now sit back and wait for your water lilies to grow adding fertilizer
every three to four weeks will help your lilies to grow strong and
help them to flower. You need to do little else except to prune any
dead leaves and flowers from your plant. Just enjoy growing water
Buy water lily plants and fertlizer here.
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