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In Memoriam: Remembering Kit Knotts, 1943-2023

When I first met Kit at my nursery in 1996, she was already a prolific grower of waterlilies. She invited me to visit her in Florida, where I joined her in giving a joint lecture on tropical water lilies at a Merritt Island nursery. Thus began our three decades of friendship, sharing and mutual support. Read The full…
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Nymphaea therarum. Photo credit: Michael B. Thomas, Pascal Sibomana, and Bonny Dumbo.

Plant News: Celebrating an “Extinct in the Wild” Waterlily Rescue in Rwanda

…For it was in a remote wetland adjacent to a geothermal ecosystem that in the summer of 2023, our small international species recovery team, celebrated the rescue of a wild population of the extinct miniature waterlily–Nymphaea thermarum. Read the full article here.
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The Spring issue of the Water Garden Journal has been published.

Spring Issue of the Water Garden Journal April 2024 The Spring issue of the Water Garden Journal has been published. To access Vol 39-1, go to https://iwgs.org/journals/, or click on the Resource Tab of this web page. Please note that you must be an IWGS member to access the Journal.    
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Iris × pseudata ‘Himebotaru’. Photo credit: Kelly Billing

Plant Profile Iris × pseudata ‘Himebotaru’

This particular pseudata has a flower shape that closely resembles Iris pseudacorus. The petals are white and have particularly flashy purple eyelashes! Read the full article here.    
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Collective Wisdom: Tips for growing Detective Erika (or any hardy ISGs) from IWGS Facebook group.

On September 12 of this year, a post was made by Peter Nitzsche concerning the non-performance of his specimen of N. Detective Erika that elicited quite a response from our group participants. His complaint was that his plant had not awakened completely this season despite having been treated in the same manner as he always…
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IWGS COMMITTEE PURPOSES

    IWGS COMMITTEES This is a brief over-view of the IWGS projects and committees. We are always looking for Volunteers, so if you are interested in volunteering on any of these committees, please contact Jeannie Suffern at IWGSMail@gmail.com Certified Collections CommitteeThe purpose of the International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society (IWGS) Certified Collections is…
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The Spring Issue of the Water Garden Journal has been published

The Spring issue of the Water Garden Journal has been published. To access Vol 36-1 , go to https://iwgs.org/journals/, or click on the Resource Tab of this web page. Please note that you must be an IWGS member to access the Journal. The 2021 Symposium will be virtual. Hold the dates of August 20 &…
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Tim Davis

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tim Davis. As many of you may know he publicly shared his journey with illness through years in hopes that some of what he endured may be helpful to others facing similar health issues. He was that kind of person. What you may not…
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Charles Thomas – In His Own Words

Charles Brosius Thomas passed away in the early hours of December 7, 2020 at York Hospital in Pennsylvania. Surrounded by his loved ones, his passing was peaceful. Born in Frederick, MD on September 19, 1935, Charles was 85 years old and led a full and rich life. In 1984, he founded the International Waterlily Society…
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The results for the 2020 IWGS New Waterlily Competition are available.

The IWGS is excited to announce the winners of the 2020 New Waterlily Competition. Visit our webpage at https://iwgs.org/2020-waterlily-competition-winners/ for a list of the winner.  
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In Memoriam: Remembering Kit Knotts, 1943-2023

When I first met Kit at my nursery in 1996, she was already a prolific grower of waterlilies. She invited me to visit her in Florida, where I joined her in giving a joint lecture on tropical water lilies at a Merritt Island nursery. Thus began our three decades of friendship, sharing and mutual support. Read The full…

Plant News: Celebrating an “Extinct in the Wild” Waterlily Rescue in Rwanda

…For it was in a remote wetland adjacent to a geothermal ecosystem that in the summer of 2023, our small international species recovery team, celebrated the rescue of a wild population of the extinct miniature waterlily–Nymphaea thermarum. Read the full article here.

The Spring issue of the Water Garden Journal has been published.

Spring Issue of the Water Garden Journal April 2024 The Spring issue of the Water Garden Journal has been published. To access Vol 39-1, go to https://iwgs.org/journals/, or click on the Resource Tab of this web page. Please note that you must be an IWGS member to access the Journal.    

Plant Profile Iris × pseudata ‘Himebotaru’

This particular pseudata has a flower shape that closely resembles Iris pseudacorus. The petals are white and have particularly flashy purple eyelashes! Read the full article here.    

Collective Wisdom: Tips for growing Detective Erika (or any hardy ISGs) from IWGS Facebook group.

On September 12 of this year, a post was made by Peter Nitzsche concerning the non-performance of his specimen of N. Detective Erika that elicited quite a response from our group participants. His complaint was that his plant had not awakened completely this season despite having been treated in the same manner as he always…

IWGS COMMITTEE PURPOSES

    IWGS COMMITTEES This is a brief over-view of the IWGS projects and committees. We are always looking for Volunteers, so if you are interested in volunteering on any of these committees, please contact Jeannie Suffern at IWGSMail@gmail.com Certified Collections CommitteeThe purpose of the International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society (IWGS) Certified Collections is…

The Spring Issue of the Water Garden Journal has been published

The Spring issue of the Water Garden Journal has been published. To access Vol 36-1 , go to https://iwgs.org/journals/, or click on the Resource Tab of this web page. Please note that you must be an IWGS member to access the Journal. The 2021 Symposium will be virtual. Hold the dates of August 20 &…

Tim Davis

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tim Davis. As many of you may know he publicly shared his journey with illness through years in hopes that some of what he endured may be helpful to others facing similar health issues. He was that kind of person. What you may not…

Charles Thomas – In His Own Words

Charles Brosius Thomas passed away in the early hours of December 7, 2020 at York Hospital in Pennsylvania. Surrounded by his loved ones, his passing was peaceful. Born in Frederick, MD on September 19, 1935, Charles was 85 years old and led a full and rich life. In 1984, he founded the International Waterlily Society…

The results for the 2020 IWGS New Waterlily Competition are available.

The IWGS is excited to announce the winners of the 2020 New Waterlily Competition. Visit our webpage at https://iwgs.org/2020-waterlily-competition-winners/ for a list of the winner.  

Identifying Nutrient Deficiencies in Waterlilies

We are pleased to publish  this article from the  June IWGS Journal Vol. 35-2,  written by by Dr. Martin Staines and Kathy Sassoon.  Click here to read  “Identifying Nutrient Deficiencies in Waterlilies“.

Winter Issue of the Water Garden Journal

The Winter issue of the Water Garden Journal has been published. To access  Vol 34-4 , go to https://iwgs.org/journals/, or click on the Resource Tab of this web page. Please note that you must be an IWGS member to access the Journal.