Generations of water gardeners have dreamed of blue hardy
waterlilies. WGI Founding Member Pairat Songpanich of Thailand
has made that dream come true with his amazing Nymphaea
'Siam Blue Hardy'. WGI heartily congratulates him.
Via the internet, WGI Online Journal
announces his extraordinary achievement. Enthusiasts
everywhere want to be the first to see and grow it; but remember
that it takes several years to propagate sufficient stock before
it becomes readily available.
Significantly, Pairat provides scientific proof (both morphological
markers and DNA testing) of his amazing feat in our cover article.
He promises more details will follow for Journal readers.
Pairat's long-awaited introduction suggests a new dream, one
likely to come true. Instead of a blue hardy, water gardeners
may now dream of a wide assortment of blue hardies! Expect
'Siam Blue Hardy' to renew hybridizers' efforts to create more
blue hardy varieties.
This Journal issue reveals how other WGI members are
making dreams come true, too. Darin Brenner re-creates a New
Zealand brook to the delight of its owners. Paul Noonan with
Kit Knotts shares innovative techniques for successfully growing
Euryale ferox. Joe Tomocik, Sarada Krishnan, and the Colorado
Water Garden Society continue to enhance Denver Botanic Gardens
as a matchless dreamland for water gardeners.
A long-elusive and now-realized dream is a comprehensive source
of reliable water gardening information freely available to all.
The WGI/VA partner sites fulfill this dream with an extensive
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Look through previous Journals (staffed with 55 writers
in 23 countries) and the steady stream of compelling articles
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Tell them how easy it is to join with over 1,700 water gardeners
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