Today I would like to bring you up to date on one of the signature plants of our display, Victoria, commonly referred to as the Giant Water Platter. Few plants have the ability to captivate an audience like this plant. We begin in mid-January with the sowing of seeds. As you can see the seeds are about the size of garden pea.
From this point on we watch the growth and re-pot as needed, keeping the plants from becoming root bound. Other activities that are well under way by this time of year include the sowing of tropical waterlily tubers--we have also just finished dividing most of our marginal plants and are beginning to finalize the planting plans for the pools and marginal beds. So as you can see, the winter months may not seem like an active time from a gardening stand point--but for us it is probably the most crucial time of the year. Look forward to talking with you soon.