FARM FRIDAY 🚜 Pond maintenance is complete! The grasses we planted to host beneficial insects need to be pruned down hard so that the grass can sprout back vigorously and green instead of a bunch of brown sticks. It takes a bit of courage and faith that they will come back to know we didn’t kill them. Mother Nature is awesome and if we do our due diligence, she does her part. #mothernaturerules ☀️
I'm already thinking of my next piece in advanced drawing because I just want to keep on this role- but it's probably gonna be Narcissus and his body slowly decaying into flowers and weeds and stuff by a pond lol. #deletelater#idea#pond#narcissus
Hike date / Yürüyüş tarihi: 21.09.2014
II. Mahmud Pond, a green shadow of its former self and the muddy stream at the bottom of II. Mahmud Pond.
II. Mahmud Göleti'nin, eski halinden eser kalmamış yeşil hali ve II. Mahmud Göleti'nin dibindeki çamurlu dere.
Victoria amazonica, the national flower of Guyana. Endemic to the lakes and backwaters of the Amazon River and prized for its huge leaves, up to 240 cm across.
The flowers are white the first night they are open and become pink the second night. They are up to 40 cm in diameter, and are pollinated by beetles.
Victoria cruziana is a popular water garden plant in botanical gardens where its very large leaves can reach their fullest, up to 2 m wide with a thick rim up to 20 cm high. It can be grown in cooler waters than its sister within the genus, the more familiar giant waterlily, Victoria amazonica.
Victoria ‘Longwood Hybrid’ Nutt is a hybrid developed by Patrick Nutt of Longwood Gardens fame by crossing the two species plants (V. cruziana x V. amazonica) It is an intermediate between the species parents, tending toward cruziana characteristics. Pads are green/bronze with intermediate rims, dark red on the exterior. Buds are somewhat rounded with some thorns on the medium pink sepals. Flowers are creamy white the first night with slightly rounded petals and medium pink the second night. It is a much hardier plant than either of it’s parents. It can withstand higher winds, lower air and water temperatures and it begins flowering 3 to 11 days earlier than the parents.
Probably there is no clear answer, who is the true queen of the waterlilies.