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
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
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!
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
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!
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
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’
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