Bergen Water Gardens was most fortunate and blessed during 2017. Here is a quick Bergen Water Gardens 2017 Recap: During 2017 we expanded our Lotus Paradise Collection and displays, finished constructing GH 4 for our tropical carnivorous plants, construction of our pole barn and GH 5 for our lotus collection. 2017 allowed to us to expand our lotus, waterlily, Nepenthes and pitcher plant collections. For the first time we brought in a container of porcelain and plastic pots from China. In … [Read more...] about Bergen Water Gardens 2017 Recap
Detective Erika Waterlily
Bergen Water Gardens is excited to be the exclusive source of the Detective Erika waterlily. Nymphaea ‘Detective Erika’ is destined to become a legendary waterlily as it's one of the first commercially available hardy purple waterlilies. BUY Detective Erika Detective Erika waterlily was created by Mr. Zijun Li of Guangzhou China in 2013. This unique waterlily is a cross between Nymphaea x Brachyceras or a hardy and a tropical waterlily hybrid. Such a waterlily is called an Intersubgeneric … [Read more...] about Detective Erika Waterlily
Purple Joy Waterlily is here
Direct from Thailand is a wonderful waterlily called Purple Joy. The Purple Joy Waterlily features purple outer petal and sepals, white inner petal and a bright yellow center. Purple Joy is compact grower and is ideal for smaller ponds. Visit Bergen Water Gardens today and see this magnificent waterlily. Purple Joy is an annual or tropical waterlily: Prolific Bloomer & vigorous grower Unique purple and white bicolor waterlily Fragrant From Thailand – Ao Weerada hybridizer … [Read more...] about Purple Joy Waterlily is here
Brilliant Tropical Waterlilies
The 2015 season is offering New York water gardeners the best selection of tropical waterlilies in our 16 year history. As of May 20 we have tropical or annual waterlilies potted, fertilized and ready to go: Autumn Shades: Tropic Sunset Blue: Avalanche , Blue Aster, Blue Spider, Laura Frase. Star of Siam, Star of Zanzibar, Wood's Blue Goddess Blue Green: Moonbeam Pink: Evelyn Randig, Queen of Siam, Shirley Bryne Purple: Alexis, Director George T. Moore, Foxfire, King of … [Read more...] about Brilliant Tropical Waterlilies
Purple Fantasy has Arrived!
SOLD OUT! Purple Fantasy has arrived at Bergen Water Gardens! A HARDY Purple waterlily for your water garden from Bergen Water Gardens. As of May 9, 2015, N. Purple Fantasy is sold out for 2015! N. ‘Purple Fantasy‘ is a new introduction from Florida Aquatic Nurseries for 2015. This new isg is a hardy, deep purple waterlily, with a bright yellow center. The flower is 4 to 5 inches in diameter and is held high above the water. The pads are green. Note: This waterlily is Patent Pending and may … [Read more...] about Purple Fantasy has Arrived!
The BEST Waterlily
For the past 5 years, the number one selling waterlily or the best waterlily at Bergen Water Gardens has been N. 'Star of Zanzibar'. N. 'Star of Zanzibar' sells 2 times as great as it's closest rival; N. 'Star of Siam'. This wonderful tropical waterlily has rich blue color along with beautifully mottled leaves. N. 'Star of Zanzibar' is a compact grower so it is ideal for any size pond. In fact, BWGN customers have even grown this waterlily in container gardens! Perhaps the most remarkable … [Read more...] about The BEST Waterlily
Time to Add Fish and Plants!
It has been a long cold winter and spring. Finally water temperatures have soared above 60. We are at peak inventory with all sizes and colors of koi, Shubunkin and Sarasa Comets. Our tropical waterlilies have been growing well in our greenhouse and are ready to explode with color in your pond. Stop in today to see our great selection of fish and plants! Just Arrived: N. 'Scarlet Flame' - Red Multi Petal Tropical Waterlilies in … [Read more...] about Time to Add Fish and Plants!
First Waterlily Blooms of 2014
It has been a long, cold and difficult winter in Western New York. The first of this year's tropical waterlilies are just starting to bloom: The flowers are small, the shape is not as robust and the color maybe a bit subdued for now. Water temperatures should be 70 degrees F or higher to put a tropical waterlily outside … [Read more...] about First Waterlily Blooms of 2014
Great lesson in Waterlily Ecology
Nymphaea thermarum is a very rare waterlily found only in one location of Africa. Thanks to to the determination of one superb plantsman from Kew, Carlos Magdalena. its secrets have been unlocked. The plant is now being used to create new dwarf hybrids that will someday be available to grow in your container gardens or very small pots. The complete story is here: http://vimeo.com/82385966 … [Read more...] about Great lesson in Waterlily Ecology
End of September blooms – Looking Good!
September 2013 has proven to be a rather mild month with a good amount of sunshine. As a result not only are tropical waterlilies in bloom but hardy waterlilies and a few lotus. The mild trend as continued into October as well so I thought it would be helpful to share what is in bloom for customers looking for longer bloom cycles. … [Read more...] about End of September blooms – Looking Good!
Evening Delights…. Night- Blooming Waterlilies
Night-Blooming waterlilies usually open around dusk and will close about 10:00 am to 11:00 am the following morning. Cooler autumn days will likely cause them to stay open longer as will an overcast day. Night-bloomers are best placed outside when the water temperatures are 75 degrees F or higher. Otherwise cooler water temperatures may cause them to go back to dormancy. They are heavy feeders so these plants must be fertilized every 10 to 14 days. They often grow large with leaf pads of 10 to … [Read more...] about Evening Delights…. Night- Blooming Waterlilies
LilyFest 2013 Great Waterlilies and More!
Stop out to Bergen Water Gardens this weekend June 1 and 2 for our annual LilyFest event. Save 25% on select unpotted waterlilies and shop dozens of other varieties of waterlilies to add color and beauty to your pond this summer! We are stocked up on pond fish and koi plus all the pond supplies you need. Here is a listing of unpotted waterlilies available this weekend only! Save 25% Assorted Bareroot Waterlilies Bareroot Hardy Waterlilies Sioux … [Read more...] about LilyFest 2013 Great Waterlilies and More!
Now in Bloom at Bergen Water Gardens May 20, 2013
With the recent warm weather and abundant sunshine our water plants are starting to bloom! … [Read more...] about Now in Bloom at Bergen Water Gardens May 20, 2013
Outstanding Waterlily in 2012: N. ‘Rachel Presnell’
In 2012 we kept one plant of the tropical waterlily N. 'Rachel Presnell' for display in our front pond. This amazing plant attracted much attention from our customers throughout the 2012 season. Nymphaea 'Rachel Presnell' was hybridized by Craig Presnell in 2005. This annual day-blooming waterlily features reddish pads, with brown streaks. The pads this season exceeded 12 inches in diameter. The flower is white, with yellow petaloids and exceeded 9 inches in … [Read more...] about Outstanding Waterlily in 2012: N. ‘Rachel Presnell’
Genesee Valley Pond and Koi Club June 2012
Members of the Genesee Valley Pond and Koi Club attended a seminar at Bergen Water Gardens on June 5, 2012. Larry provided a hands on introduction to popular annual or tropical waterlilies available for the 2012 season. A power point program also showed the attendees what a mature plant would look like along with various pictures of the flower. To learn more about GVPAKC - … [Read more...] about Genesee Valley Pond and Koi Club June 2012