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Milberger's Nursery and Landscaping
3920 North Loop 1604 E.
San Antonio, TX 78247

Open 9 to 6 Mon. through Sat.
and 10 to 5 on Sun.

Three exits east of 281, inside of 1604
Next to the Diamond Shamrock station
Please click map for more detailed map and driving directions.

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Hardy Water Lilies
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Hardy water lilies grow horizontally across the planting container. To do well, large-sized containers are essential. A bushel-size container is ideal. Other possible containers are wooden boxes made from untreated lumber. Do not use redwood which is toxic under water. Tubs, half barrels and metal tubs are better if painted with a coat of underwater-type, non-toxic paint.

Use good, rich garden soil and well-rotted, daily fertilizer or composted cow manure. Avoid packaged potting soils; they are unsuitable for water lily culture. Mix garden soil and manure at the ratio of four parts of garden soil to one part manure. Fill container half full and add one cup (8 oz. per bushel) of 10-10-10 fertilizer and mix thoroughly. Fill the container up to approximately two inches of the top with good garden soil only. Plant the lily with the end without leaves against the container so that the growing end (where the leaves are growing) will grow across the container. Firm the soil around the rhizome, leaving the crown exposed. Add one inch of washed sand or gravel over the top of the soil to prevent fish from fouling the water.

Carefully lower the planted container into the pool to a depth of six inches of water over the lily. Water lilies start growth faster in shallow water. After good growth has been established, twelve to eighteen inches is an ideal depth. If the pool is too deep, put bricks or blocks under the containers to bring them up to the proper depth.

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