From the ridiculous to the sublime: last week I showed you Hairy Balls Milkweed, now I have water lilies. With their grace and delicacy, these are captivating flowers. Although many of the leaves float, the plants themselves are rooted in the ground, so they are generally found in shallow ponds or along the edges of slow-moving rivers.
Water lilies belong to the plant family of Nymphaea, the various species of which can be found around the world. Here are some I’ve spotted.
September’s Garden Challenge theme is Flower Portraits.