Wisconsin Invasive Species Revision Process

The Species Assessment Groups (SAGs) have met and their recommendations will be presented to the Wisconsin Invasive Species Council (Council) who will review and vote on the list of species to send to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). A link to the draft list of the species being considered is posted below. The recommendations of the…

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RHS Awards Of Garden Merit 2022

Glittering Prizes Across And On The Pond—The RHS Awards Of Garden Merit 2022

What makes a plant not just garden worthy, but highly recommended for its looks, hardiness, and interest for the amateur gardener? In the UK, look out for the acronym AGM–Award of Garden Merit, created and awarded by a panel on behalf of the Royal Horticul­tural Society (RHS). Read the full article here.

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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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In Memoriam: Remembering Tom Tilley 1952 – 2024

Tom Tilley

Thomas J. Tilley, 71, of Coopersburg passed away Thursday, April 4, 2024. Tom was a long-term IWGS board member, and president of the society from 2005-2007. He headed up the Tilleys’ team that hosted the 2005 Symposium in Bethlehem, PA. 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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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.

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2023 New Waterlily Competition Winners

Best Overall N. Wichitra

2023 IWGS New Waterlily Competition This year, to ensure the best conditions for all categories of waterlilies, we opted to have 2 different growing locations for the submissions.  The hardy and hardy ISG waterlilies were grown in a more temperate site at Longwood Gardens with growers Suzanne Boom and Tim Jennings, while the tropical waterlily…

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