Beautiful crimson Nymphaea is blooming in my garden pond.
The pond was renovated in July. It so happened that two years ago the sharp ice edge cut through its liner. The basis of the pond is plastic liner that has been laid on the bottom and walls of the pit. When I poured a lot of water, it reached the cutting hole, went into the ground, and the water level has become low.
During the renovation (old plastic liner was replaced by new one) Nymphaea was transferred into a large water barrel. Its big bud grew in a barrel. The moment came when Nymphaea returned to the updated pond. Last week early in the morning on Wednesday the bud began to rise out of the water. I took the camera and decided to take pictures of all the stages of flower opening, to see how the flower opened in half an hour or an hour.
Finally at noon Nymphaea fully opened its bud. It showed off in the sunny rays. "My Fair Lady" was not scared summer rain and didn't shut the crimson flower.
In the evening petals began to rise and fit closely. At first yellow flower center had closed, then crimson and white petals, and then Nymphaea started dipping.
The next day, the entire picture has repeated: the bud rose of water and flower started opening.
Five days I'm admiring the blooming Nymphaea. I do not know how long it will bloom, but last year this Nymphaea bloomed 8 days.
Other three Nymphaeas grow in my pond as well; and I hope they will soon bloom too, because the weather is hot and pond water is warm and healthy.
Do you have or would like to have a pond in your garden? What plants are growing there?