The most beautiful pink water lily flowers appeared in my small pond last summer. The water lilies appeared between the other pond plants such as the lotus (with their umbrella-like leaves) and reeds ( seen in the blue pot to the right). The water lily blooms closed up each evening and opened in the mornings. When I had Muscovy ducks in my property earlier this year, I had to keep them from eating the blooms as the ducks seemed to love them. The water lilies had only a faint scent but the most pure pink colour with yellow stamens.