Need First Lady Lotus for Spring???
I've been growing lotus in a 45 gallon tub on my deck (Metro Detroit, Livonia MICHIGAN) for years now. Each year I bought a First Lady Lotus from Perry's water gardens. For the last two years they did not have one for me. For the last two summers, I've tried, Giant Sunburst and Mrs Perry Slocum. Neither of them have bloomed. I haven't had a blooming Lotus since the summer of 2010 (First Lady). Normally Perrys would send them to me the first week of MAY... I would have 12 blooms a summer and discard the tubers in Fall... and start over each spring. Its not like I haven't been successful with this method, it just seems like I can't get anything else to work for me. Can anyone help me in getting good First Lady Tubers by last week of April or 1st of May. If you can point me to a reliable seller I would appreciate it very much. Perrys Water Gardens were reliable, I can't count on them any longer. I'm lost without a blooming First lady this summer.
Take a look at some of my pics and you can see why I'm lost without them.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/area53/ Look to the right and see the Heavenly Lotus & Summer Photos. Click on it and then click on the pics you want to see in your browser or click on the 'Slideshow' icon on the top right to see a nice up close slideshow.
Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.flickr.com/photos/area53/