Garden/Flower of the Day

DSCN1408, originally uploaded by Prince of Petworth.

This spot off 16th north of U Street was a former best spot for a morning cup of coffee. But this was the first time I’ve seen the aquatic plants blooming with a flower. Super cool.


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  • nice, is that in Malcolm X?

  • Prince Of Petworth

    Nope, it’s south of Malcolm X.

  • reminds me of a photo I shot in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in March…

  • The tropical colors of Waterlilies and Lotus flowers in aquatic gardens are striking.

    Best local source for building, stocking and maintaining an aquatic garden:

  • This huge four level house is a real gem owned by the same family for decades at 2112 19th Street, NW. It’s on the same block as the Washington Hilton Hotel on the side near where President Reagan was shot in 1981.

    The Hilltop Apartments next door at 2110 19th Street, NW has had so many lives with its original facade having survived all of them.

    It nearly burned down to the ground in a big, devastating fire in the late 1960’s;

    was reconstructed, restored and remained under the same ownership and management for 40 years;

    then sold to an inexperienced developer/builder that gutted it;

    after a serious collapse and construction accident the project was abandoned for years;

    then resold to the current developer with these plans:

  • does anyone know if a pond like this needs a filter/pump system or if the plants do the work of oxegynating and filtering the water?

  • saf

    PoP, have you been to the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens yet? You need to check it out if you like the blooming aquatic plants.

  • This picture reminds me of when I was a child although these plants are not nearly as big. I had started school at Morgan Elementary (now the Morgan Annex lofts). I hated it and when my first grade class went to the playground I slipped away to Malcolm X Park (then Meridian Hill). The terraces on both sides of the descending steps were all filled with water and had humongous lilly pads and flowers. They were big enough to hold a 6 year old child and that’s where my mother found me. Stretched out on my back, soaking wet, right smack in the middle of one of them looking at the sky. The life.

  • Anonymous @10:17 am:

    Unless you want it to be a mosquito hatchery, like so many ponds have become in this Malaria-infested city, you definitely need to have a pump running to circulate the water.

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