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American Lotus

July 16, 2009
July 16, 2009

It was July 16, 2009 when I had a lotus and water lily plant from Mrs. Akagi.  Water lily was easy to grow.  In a few months, I started to see the blooming flower.  But I knew lotus was growing slowly.  

July 10, 2010
July 10, 2010

 Lotus had some nice leaves after one year but there was no sign of flower. 

I waited, waited and waited the flower to come out.  

April 6, 2011
April 6, 2011

In April 2011, I saw lotus was expanding root systems and divided them into some pots.  At the same time, I bought a plastic water pond for the lotus.

April 7, 2011
April 7, 2011

 I decided to place a water pond near the ramp.

April 8, 2011
April 8, 2011
May 20 2013
May 20 2013

Since then, I started to forget the existence of the lotus.

And it was August 22, 2014 when I noticed the big change.

 

August 23, 2014
August 23, 2014
August 23, 2014
August 23, 2014

It was a lotus bud!   I truly enjoyed watching this growing bud.  It's so beautiful.  Is it pink sacred flower? White?  I enjoyed guessing the color, too. 

August 25, 2014
August 25, 2014
August 26, 2014
August 26, 2014
August 27, 2014
August 27, 2014
August 28, 2014
August 28, 2014
August 29 2014
August 29 2014
August 30, 2014
August 30, 2014

Finally, it has bloomed.  It was a yellow lotus, so called "American Lotus."

 

 

 

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Comments: 1
  • #1

    Cy (Monday, 01 September 2014 18:07)

    きれいですね! \(^ ^)/