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 &…
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.
New Official Cultivar Names It has recently come to my attention that there is still some confusion about plant registration as well as the benefits of registering new plant cultivar names. This article will aim to clear up this confusion by explaining the registration process and clarifying the role of plant registrars. The IWGS serves…
Growing Australian Waterlilies – Rich Sacher
Rich Sacher’s keynote address at the 2019 IWGS Symposium in Le Temple-sur-Lot, France. The keynote address is presented in 4 languages: English Chinese French Spanish
Saving Tropical Lily Tubers with Rot
How to save and over winter any tropical tuber which is rotting (read more)
Sprouting Lotus Seeds
File, sand, or nick the seeds so water can easily penetrate. Carefully go through the outer layer to the cream-colored inside. Sand either the side or rounded end, however doing the end helps it sprout faster. Carefully observe what’s happening with a clear container, such as a plastic cup or soda bottle. Add the seeds and hot, but…
Water snowflake (Nymphoides spp.) is part of a large family of what are commonly called waterlily-like plants because their leaves float at the surface of the water while the roots are anchored in soil below – much like the habit of a waterlily. The plant is constantly reproducing, spreading runners out along the surface of…