Notice anything odd about the water?
I always wondered how they got the water gardens to be so clean looking...you know, no algae growing in them.
And the flowers are set off so nicely at Water gardens. Never quite knew why. Now I know. The trick is they dye the water black. Yes they do! They dye the water mostly to retard the growth of algae, but it has the added benefit of making photos taken there really pop! You can't take a bad picture of a water lily at a botanical garden...unless you really try!
|My over-crowded pink water lily|