WGIs first anniversary issue invites looking back
on our first year, looking forward to our second year.
Looking back, WGIs global water garden progress shows
- Stunning interest: over 1,000,000 monthly hits on the combined
- Robust membership: 972 members in 51 countries
- Waterlily certification: fighting waterlily identity theft
through Truly Named
- Waterlily identification: internationally acclaimed print
and web site cataloging of 1,900 waterlily
names with specific data for each, detailed facts and images
- Timely news: quarterly WGI Online Journal
and online newsletters assembled by a talented team of 35 knowledgeable
contributors, columnists and correspondents in 21 countries,
monthly email newsletter,
more frequently updated New & News
- Aquatic displays: links to 251 botanic gardens
(in 70 countries) that feature aquatics.
- Events publicity: constantly updated Events
Calendar keeps readers informed of exciting water garden
related activities around the world
- Related organizations: promoting 115 Clubs
and societies in 7 countries with convenient links.
- Organized support: enlisting international support for an
internationally acclaimed historic water garden threatened by
a proposed waste transfer station
- Beneficial outreach: WGI waterlily contest winner Nymphaea
Pink Ribbon dedicated to breast cancer awareness
Additionally, WGI features member-suggested segments For
Beginners, Water Garden Books,
Pond Fish, Conservation
& Wetlands Protection, and Pond
Supportive members like you have made this remarkable progress
Looking forward, your ongoing interest and vigorous assistance
will energize future growth of WGIs benefits for water
gardeners everywhere. Look for more emphasis on multi-lingual
articles to join those in Spanish and Portuguese in previous
Journal issues. Thanks to Markus Germann, Fernando Santos, Fernando
Molina and Primlarp Wasuwat Chukiatman this Journal includes
articles in FOUR languages.
Please, tell your water gardening friends about WGIs
benefits; encourage them to join. The same applies to clubs and
botanic gardens to which you belong. Suggest to them the distinct
benefits of belonging to WGI.
Greater membership strengthens WGIs power in the campaign
against waterlily identity theft and other noteworthy causes
we champion. Truly Named growers and retailers voluntarily pledge
to correctly label their waterlilies. By insisting on the Truly
Named label, water garden consumers like you (the more of us,
the more effective our campaign) oblige retailers to properly
label their lilies.
From the beginning, WGI has welcomed your thoughtful suggestions.
Now we invite you to participate in setting our agenda for the
Tell us, what would you like to see WGI accomplish? How can
WGI better serve you and its members? What subjects would you
like to see in future articles? Can you tell us of clubs or gardens
we are missing? Anything else?
Lets make WGI better in the year ahead!
Now, please let us hear from you.