Plantidote of the day 2011-06-25
When I think of summer solstice I think of those lazy, hazy days of summer, what could be better than hanging around a pond? My friend is enjoying one of the few sunny days we've had here. Don't forget to add a mosquito dunk (bacillus thuringiensis v. israelensis) to the pond.
Of course, this is Plantidote so click here for your obligatory plant picture. Hardy water lily (Nyphaea) is considered hardy in zones 3-10 and easy enough for a fledgling gardener.For more detailed planting instructions, follow the link.
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