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Waterlily Warfare
   

 In This Issue
   

 Cover Story - 

The Breathtaking Nelumbo Collection of
Xi'an Botanical Garden,
Xi'an, Shaanxi, China,
and How They Grow It - by Li Shujuan

Gallery of the Collection Complete 800K
More than 100 images with many previously unseen cultivars
For shorter download Galleries A-C | D-E | F-G | H-J | K-S | T-X | Y-Z

List by Plant Type with links to images

Profile - Li Shujian


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Now a "bio-disaster" in the making,
China Tackles the Water Hyacinth
and finds some hopeful solutions for the future
by John Dawes
   

 
Rich Sacher reports from
the 2007 IWGS Symposium Thailand 
The Princess and Dr. Ding-a-Ling
   

 
Gourmet Guide to
Healthful Fish Foods from your Kitchen
by Peter Kacalanos
Co-leader, Geneva Area Pond Club, Switzerland
   
  From Around the World  
 

 

China

Lotus Tour of China 500K Complete
For shorter download
Gallery 1 | Gallery 2 | Gallery 3 | Gallery 4
by Pat Clifford
Senior Horticulturist, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

   

Guatemala

Alvaro Hurtado's personal passion for water gardening goes BIG at
La Reunion, Antigua Country Club
Huge ponds with aquatic plants enhance the ambience and ecosystem
Read this article in Spanish

   

Thailand

The Nursery and Hybrids of
Chaiyapon "Chaipol" Tamasuwan
by Rich Sacher, Kevin Joyce and Jeremy Biggs

   
  United States 
   

 

Southeast

In a new direction for the Coconut Grove, Florida, garden -
The Kampong Gets Wet!
by David Jones, Larry Schokman, and David Blake
The Kampong of the National Tropical Botanical Garden

   

Northeast

Summer Summary & Fall Shutdown -
Or Lou Saves the Frogs!
by Louis Belloisy, Morris, Connecticut - Zone 4 ½ 

   

 

North Central

In an effort to avoid bankruptcy heating waterlilies over the winter,
Charles Leach, Ohio, Zone 6, has designed
An Experiment to
Save Energy with Mini-Heaters

 

Northwest

All hail breaks loose for the Brigante family as
Cobras Are Found in Oregon!
by Dave Brigante, Tualatin, Oregon

   

West

Diary of a Professional Water Gardener
Chapter 3
by Joseph V. Tomocik
Curator, Water Gardens, Denver Botanic Gardens, Colorado

Journal Archive
Index to articles by subject

WGI ONLINE Journal
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Editor-in-Chief - Charles B. Thomas
Publisher & Design Director - Kit Knotts

Contributors, Columnists & Correspondents 
  Argentina 
    Jorge Monteverde
  Australia 
  Nannette Bailey
Noelene Pullen
Pam Wilson
  Barbados 
    Vicki Goddard 
  Belgium   
    François van Avondt
  Brazil
    Bruno Rezende Silva - Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
Felipe de Araújo Pinto Sobrinho
  Bolivia   
    Luzmila (Chiqui) Arroyo, Museo de Historia Natural Noel Kempff M.
Tonchi Ribero
  China
  Dou Jian, Nanjing Botanical Garden Mem. Sun Yat-Sen
Li Shu-juan, Xi'an Botanical Garden
  Cyprus 
    Andreas Protopapas
Barbara Davies  
  Germany
    Dieter Bechthold 
Markus Germann
  Guatemala
    Alvaro Hurtado
  India  
    KK Agrawal 
  Italy   
    Alberto Grossi 
  Mexico 
    Fernando Molina
  The Netherlands 
    André S.J. van Proosdij, Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam
  Panamá 
    Carla Black
  South Africa 
    Pieter van der Walt 
Johan du Plessis
  Switzerland
    Peter Kacalanos 
  Thailand   
    Primlarp Wasuwat Chukiatman
Pairat Songpanich  
Dr. Slearmlarp Wasuwat
  Trinidad/Tobago
    Kevin Kenny 
  United Kingdom
    Pat Clifford, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Scotland
John Dawes, England 
Carlos Magdalena, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England
Dan Leighton, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England
  United States
    Northeast - C. Barre Hellquist, Massachusetts
Northeast - Louis Belloisy, Connecticut
Northeast - Joyce Grigonis, New York
North Central - Joe Summers, Missouri
North Central - Charles Leach, Ohio
Northwest - Dave Brigante, Oregon
West - Pam Spindola, California
West - Joseph V. Tomocik, Colorado
West - Joe Mascarenas, Colorado
Southwest - Leo Martin, Arizona
South Central - Duane Eaton, Texas
South Central - Laura Adams, Texas
Southeast -
David Jones, Larry Schokman, David Blake, The Kampong, Florida
Southeast - Richard Moyroud, Florida
Southeast - Rich Sacher, Louisiana 
  Venezuela
    Fernando Santos 



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