NEWS & EVENTS

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.    

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

Winter Issue of the Water Garden Journal January 5, 2024 The Winter issue of the Water Garden Journal has been published. To access Vol 38-4 , go to 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.

Check Out This Article in the Autumn Water Garden Journal

Collective Wisdom Tips for Growing N. ‘Detective Erika’ (or Any Hardy ISGs) Excerpt from the IWGS Journal, Autumn 2023, Vol. 38-3 By David Curtright [The articles featured in this column and in future Journal issues have been gathered from the collective wisdom freely shared on the IWGS Facebook page. Our goal is to ensure that…

Water Garden Journal: Autumn 2023, Vol. 38 No. 3

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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…

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

The Summer Issue of the Water Garden Journal July 2023 The Summer issue of the Water Garden Journal has been published. To access Vol 38-2, 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.

Check Out This Article in the Spring Water Garden Journal

Growing Lotus: Tips from Around the World By Laura Bancroft. During a presentation at the 2022 IWGS Symposium in Florida, Laura Bancroft revealed the collected wisdom on growing lotus (Nelumbo), gathered from over thirty growers around the world. Growing Lotus Tubers Lotus are an aquatic perennial, whose growth is controlled by temperature and sunlight. The…

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 38-1 , 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.

New: Online Waterlily Registration Form

The IWGS is pleased to announce a new, online registration form for Nymphaeaceae family. This e-Registration Is Live as of January 21, 2023. Hybridisers are encouraged to register their plants with the IWGS, to prevent duplicate names, to ensure new cultivar names adhere to the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants and to show…