This week, I visited the National Park Service gardens, which are gearing up for Saturday’s annual Lotus and Water Lily Festival. The flowers and seed pods of the lotus bobbed in the breeze. Doug Rowley , Kenilworth’s supervising gardener, showed me where it all begins: in the greenhouses where walnut-size tubers — the seeds of an aquatic plant — are bathed in 74-degree water. When green shoots have reached the surface, the tubers are potted and the pots moved to temporary quarters in three display ponds. Here were King of Siam, Blue Lotus of the Nile, Victoria and other cultivars that spoke of jungle rivers and tropical lagoons. Its green pads can grow to five feet in diameter, the edges turned up like the crisp rim of a pie crust — albeit a pie crust that’s dotted with sharp spikes to dissuade animals from eating it. That particular water lily was named in honor of Queen... Water lilies remind me of the Victorian era, when pith-helmeted Englishmen tromped through the muck to collect ever more beautiful specimens. I think maybe you have to be a little crazy and sun-addled to obsess over these plants. That’s where Doug was first exposed to a tropical climate. Water plants became his first love. “I don’t mind getting muddy,” Doug said. Kenilworth’s lilies are actually a little behind this year. Aquatic plants need water — duh — but so far in 2015, there’s been too much of it. Rain has flooded many of Kenilworth’s ponds, making them too deep for gardeners to work in. Doug’s crews have been trying to drain some of the ponds that house... The gardens were started by a one-armed Civil War veteran, Walter Shaw , who in the 1880s bought land that included a disused ice pond. When frozen over, that pond had provided ice to District ice houses. Shaw planted white water lilies that reminded him of his native Maine, then started moving in soil to build dikes and create a network of ponds in the marshy land. On my visit Tuesday, I ran into Yin Leung , a retired pharmacist from Queens. He and his wife, Jenny , visit Kenilworth three or four times a year to take photographs. Yin said his wife sometimes questions his decision to devote so much time to this specific landscape. “I tell her, ‘With this one scenery, you can create many different. Source: www.washingtonpost.com
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Then again, most gardens aren't like Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens, where flowers and lily pads float atop acres of ponds, and maintenance occasionally involves casting off from the shoreline, scythe in hand, like some combination of Charon and
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It was also great to see Lily Murdoch back on the course running well to cross the line in fourth place. In division two it was William Pratt who took line honours, from back marker position. Thomas Pratt was second and Jasper Leung third while Andrew ...
That particular water lily was named in honor of Queen Victoria ... On my visit Tuesday, I ran into Yin Leung, a retired pharmacist from Queens. He and his wife, Jenny, visit Kenilworth three or four times a year to take photographs.
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Lily Leung (梁舜燕) is an actress in Hong Kong. She acted for ATV,as well as TVB, then She is a veteran actress, having acted for many years. She as an actress ...
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