This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V20", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
We are glad to see that this beautiful plant is becoming a favorite with cultivators. A West-ern paper says:
"The cultivation of the Water Lily is an easy matter, and there is nothing that better repays culture than that. Mr. Brand has been successful in its culture for the last two years, thus demonstrating its suitableness to the climate. We published from the Gardener's Monthly, some weeks since, the method of growing this beautiful plant successfully".
As concerns aquatics, on the grounds of Mr. Ware, Tottenham, England, where recently we saw one of the best collections of hardy plants in the world, aquatics are grown by simply sinking tubs in the ground. The water seldom needs replenishing, as there is little evaporation sunder these circumstances.