Why do water gardeners belong to an organization?
Not being a philosopher or psychologist, I answer simply and
The organization fulfills needs or wishes on water garden
topics. Specifically, they look for the topics named in colorful
blocks at the bottom of this page.
Exploring the WGI/V-A websites, you quickly discover in-depth
coverage of all of the topics. It takes thousands of pages to
contain all of them.
Many WGI pages are open to everyone. However, only WGI members
are allowed in the Members Only pages including the always-absorbing
WGI Journal. Each issue is full of exclusive stories you'll
find nowhere else.
For example, in this Journal issue Carlos Magdalena
reveals how he is revitalizing the renowned aquatics collection
at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He describes his exciting four-week
adventure in remote Mauritius tracking down certain endangered
plant species while repatriating others from Kew. Might Carlos
be the person to discover the long-missing African yellow tropical
waterlily (if any specimen survives)?
Jorge Monteverde follows our last issue's Kevin Kenny story
about the Samaan Grove constructed wetland with one (in
English and Spanish) about saving natural wetland wonders
of the world through the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.
Esteemed waterlily hybridizer Rich Sacher contributes the
fascinating paper he delivered to 170 attendees at the International
Waterlily and Water Garden Society's Bangkok Symposium in July.
Read the entire paper here; refer back to it whenever you wish.
AKCA Certified Judge Pam Spindola shares her tips for selecting
the best koi. Again, read it here; refer again to it at will.
Most of us anxiously await sparkling new aquatic introductions.
Find out the new ones Dave Brigante has for us.
These and an endless stream of captivating Journal
stories justify belonging to WGI.
An old, long-term problem plaguing water gardening is misnamed
(intentionally or carelessly) waterlilies. Leading dealers on
four continents participate in WGI's successful Truly
Named program, guaranteeing truth-in-labeling on waterlilies.
Belonging to WGI and supporting Truly Named vendors helps to
correct the waterlily-identity-theft problem.
New members join WGI daily. Tell your water gardening friends
(active and prospective) about free WGI membership benefits.
Urge them to join now so they may benefit from all that WGI offers,
especially its Journal.
For water gardeners who do belong, WGI positively fulfills
needs and wishes.