Perfect weather for the driveway project — and for water lilies. We've been having almost a dozen flowers every day. This is one area of the garden where I am very strict about flower color: only yellow and white are allowed!
If you are not familiar with water lilies, I should point out that they are not actually in the lily family. They are members of the genus Nymphaea. All our water lilies are Nymphaea odorata, meaning they're fragrant.
My color restriction holds true even in the upper pool. There is only one plant growing there, Arrowhead (Sagitaria latifolia), and I love when it comes into flower. Such a cool and refreshing look. This plant has been showing up right on cue every summer since we planted it in 1998! It almost fills this smaller pool with flowers.