With spring, the water lilies return to the water surface to enchant us with their beauty.
They seem to disappear in winter, while they are hibernating in the bottom of the plant zone and do not even show a single leaf. All natural phenomena, but that worries many of our client in the first year of existence of the biological pool.
Now they bring up their floating leaves and pretty flowers on the water surface, which we admire every time again. How is it possible that these flowers of pure and immaculate appearance are born there, in the mud of the depth of the biological pool?
During summer the flowers of the water lilies develop their splendid beauty. In the biological pool we can observe them closely, from the separation wall, where many of them are already within our reach. They are seducing us with the scent of their flowers, reminiscent of vanilla and lemon when it is a variety of white flower.
Also the frogs like the water lilies, they use the leaves to rest. And it’s not uncommon to find a juvenile frog perched on one of the flowers!
The native species of water lilies (Nymphaea alba and others) have, since ancient times, been of economic importance in Europe. Seeds and rhizomes were eaten, the leaves and flowers were used for medicinal purposes. In ancient times, in France were used the rhizomes of water lily even to make beer! Water lilies are plants suitable for any biological pool and play an important ornamental and functional role. And maybe they are more appreciated there than in beer.