1915 Wm. Tricker, Inc.® Front Catalog Cover and a Bowl full of WATER LILY flowers!
Historic Water Lilies: Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, Panama Pacific, Mrs Edwards Whitaker, and Alice Tricker
Please take the time to read the actual description of Tricker's 1915 Catalog, and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson was offered for $ 5.00 and Panama Pacific for $ 10.00 each:
Mrs. Woodrow Wilson Water Lily. A hybrid of Daubenyana. A strong and vigorous grower, of free and continuous-blooming habit, and excellent for winter blooming in the conservatory. The flower is of lovely shade of light blue, stamens yellow, tipped blue. This variety was awarded a Silver Medal by the Philadelphia Horticultural Society, November 3, 1914; also certificated by the Horticultural Societies of New York, Lake Geneva, Wis., and Chicago, Ill. (See illustration front cover).
Panama-Pacific Water Lily. A new, ever blooming, viviparous variety, and one of the most desirable of the late introductions. A strong grower and free-flowering. The buds are bronzy-green, marked and spotted reddish-brown; on opening the petals are a rich, deep rosy-red, very pronounced when in full sun; the same color is diffused on the overlapping sepals. When fully opened, the flower is a rich reddish-purple, with yellow stamens, a unique and distinct color in Water-Lilies. Will bloom freely in the conservatory during the winter. (see illustration front cover).
Bowl full of Water Lily Flowers as shown in Tricker's 1925 Catalog back cover: For decades it was in vogue to bring in cut water lily flowers and float them in a special bowl with water on a table. Not only did they bring a wonderful site to the home, but also brought a strong, pleasant fragrance of the tropical water lilies that would permeate throughout. Our book, 1101 Water Gardening Questions and Answers describes how to keep the cut water lily flowers open at night for enjoyment in the water lily bowl of flowers.
Note that the water garden pool came be seen through the window! Total beauty in the home!
The selection of water lilies for this 1925: Panama-Pacific (reddish purple) and Mrs. Edwards Whitaker (lavender-blue), and Alice Tricker (white).
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