Thursday, July 2, 2009

Water Lilies

Unfortunately looks like the water lily is only good in a bouquet for a couple days and for day two it must be wired. The scent is very odd. Overwhelming, and almost a sickly sweet. But I am in love, captivated by its trembling petals. I really want to find some lotus flowers we can grow in the pond; there used to be a woman who sold lotuses at the Carrboro market, so they must have a decent vase life.
I've been revisiting Michael Holland's music of late. He's so great, AND a local.
His song "Chandelier" is one of my all time favorites.

5 comments:

Will said...

The Moizes have a pond full of lotus and they are just down the road from you!

Contrary Farmer said...

It was me, Steven Moize, that sold them at Carrboro, not some woman...

They are highly invasive and I wish I had never planted them in the pond...

Still want some???

Contrary Farmer said...

P.S. it is a Lotus, not a lilly, different plant all together...

Steve Moize

Alice and Stuart said...

sure is tempting! we have these water lilies that are trying to take over, maybe I should get some lotus just to compete with them! I guess I should start yanking the lilies....
are you having an algae problem this year? Ours is so much worse than ever before, we may have to go in and try to skim it off. We're expecting to see dead fish any day now it is so thick.....

Contrary Farmer said...

Things you didn't know about your new farm...call me on my cell 336-264-4918 and I'll answer your algae problem question. As for the lotus vs. lilly battle, your pond is so shallow they will both co-habitate nicely and choke out your ability to fish or irrigate...