Need suggestions for dwarf water lilies and lotus
Hi everyone! I'm a newbie to water gardening, who just scored on an amazing vintage galvanized tub - it is an oval, about 14" deep, 3 feet long and 2 feet wide. Come next spring, I hope to turn it into a water garden on my sunny patio, and I'm already impatiently searching for appropriate plantings. I'm torn between planting a lotus or a hardy lily - since I love both, is it wise to consider planting them together in my tub? If it is possible, what would be some dwarf/miniature varieties of lotus and lily that could perhaps coexist? Since I live in zone 6b, I will have to bring the tubers inside for winter, but I live in an apartment with no garage. Is it okay to store both lotus and lily tubers in the refrigerator during the winter? And finally, do you have any suggestions on websites that sell healthy water plants? Lots of questions, I hope you can offer some guidance! Thanks!