We added water lilies to our pond the first summer after we created it — 1998 — and they've been doing beautifully ever since. This year's early Spring and hot, sunny weather have give us a bumper crop of both lilies and leaves. We've always dreamed of growing lotus as well. But it wasn't until I discovered a dwarf version that we decided to give one a try.
We ordered 'Baby Doll' from Lilypons and added it to the pond in early May. It's been slowly putting out leaves which have floated on the surface of the pond. But suddenly the leaves are getting bigger and standing up the way you so often see them doing. Now we're just waiting to see if we actually get any flowers. Stay tuned for updates.