Lotus blossoms differ from a lily by their height off the water. Whereas lilies can rest on the water or just above, lotus can rise several feet above. As a lotus is able to emerge from muddy waters, un-spoilt and pure, it's considered to represent a w
I have trouble keeping these vines from taking over everything in the yard, but I must admit, they are really beautiful. As a bonus, they aren't covered with thorns like the other invasive plants that want a piece of the backyard.