Welcome to your first edition of the WGI Journal. Here you
find out whats new or newly discovered. Learn water garden
secrets. We invite you not only to read our articles,
but to respond to them.
After youve read this first editions stories,
think about other subjects youd like to read about in future
issues. After all, WGI exists to benefit its members. Letting
the editor know what subjects interest you the most helps to
determine what appears in the future.
We feature water gardener contributors, amateurs through to
professionals, from around the globe sharing what theyve
learned from personal experience and research. Do you know something
others may be eager to learn? If so, please email the WGI Journal
with your story. Dont be shy if youre not an experienced
writer. Its okay to contribute your story as a diamond
in the rough. Our editorial staff will gladly polish it
The Journal team includes correspondents on all continents
where waterlilies grow. They contribute stories that they develop.
Right now they are anxiously waiting to hear what youd
like to know about water gardening anywhere that it exists.
As a sixth grader cub reporter on the school newspaper, the
first lesson I learned was to be accurate. Remembering that lesson
for over half a century has served me well whenever I write.
I always look for accuracy. Accuracy serves this publication
as a guiding light.
Nevertheless, we know that errors are bound to happen. Even
the worlds top newspapers regularly print corrections to
their articles. Please tell this editor if you ever spot an inaccuracy
in a Journal story. Necessary corrections will be published so
that readers are fully and accurately informed. We aim to disseminate
the most interesting, accurate, and helpful information possible.
On another level the art of water gardening allows for opinion.
People have different opinions, even conflicting opinions, on
the subject. Yet more than one opinion may be right depending
on a particular time, location, conditions, and/or situation.
WGI supports the outstanding work being accomplished daily
by an array of water garden organizations. We aim to complement
their efforts, and in no way plan to compete with them. Beyond
this, we publicize their activities with this special WGI web
site so that they may easily learn from one another. Year around,
traveling water gardeners may check to see what special activities
are available where they plan to visit.
The important thing to remember is that WGI, including its
Journal, is you, and its here to serve you. We earnestly
encourage your active participation, both to read and to contribute