Kori no ue (On the ice) - Daffodils are part of the auspicious plants used in New Years decorations. Because they blooms in the snow, dotting the shores of frozen ponds and lakes, those flowers remind us that, even if cold winter is there, spring will come back one day. [personnal translation]
Most waterlilies bloom for only three days, for three hours each day, from 11:30-2:30. But some waterlilies bloom only at night. Most waterlilies must be taken indoors during the winter, but some are hardy and can survive underneath a frozen pond until the next spring.
aztec-child: fabulousflora: This waterlily plant was frozen under ice in the garden pond for two months last winter. It’s taken all summer to produce this single bloom - but it was worth waiting for…. be kind to your mind, body, and others
Cleveland Pear This medium size ornamental tree is replacing the beautiful Bradford pear, which self destructs after about 20 years. It has a strong branching habit, attractive dark green foliage, beautiful bloom and great fall color. Select planting sites that are sunny with moist, well drained soil.