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The Versatile and Valuable Lotus
A review of the literature
Experiments with Lotus Propagation
Container Production and Post-harvest Handling of Lotus (Nelumbo) and Micropropagation of Herbaceous Peony (Paeonia). Abstract | Dissertation
Nelumbo Image Gallery
All above text and images by Daike Tian
Auburn University Lotus Project
Profile - Daike Tian, China and USA
 

 
In this exceptionally thorough article, Ana brings us current on the state of a tropical night blooming waterlily endemic to thermal springs in northwest Romania -
Nymphaea lotus
up north, naturally
by Ana Veler, Bucharest, Romania
   

It wasn't so long ago that hybrids between the subgenera of Nymphaea were thought
"impossible". Now two of our leading hybridizers, at opposite ends of the world, have
unlocked the mysteries of creating these intersubgenerics, with spectacular results!

 
More Magic from Carlos Magdalena
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom
New Hybrids of Nymphaea subgenus Anecphya
and subgenus Brachyceras
Complete 260K | For shorter download Gallery 1 | Gallery 2
   

 
The Stunning Siblings of 'Siam Blue Hardy'
Hybrids of Nymphaea subgenus Nymphaea
and subgenus Brachyceras (hardy x tropical)
Hybrids, article and photos by Pairat Songpanich, Thailand
Complete 300K | For shorter download Page 1 | Page 2
   

Could these be the largest Victoria pads ever grown in China?
Victoria 'Longwood Hybrid' at
Xi'an Botanical Garden of China
Complete 250 K | For shorter download Page1 | Page 2
by Li Shu-juan
   

First in a series about the development of koi and koi varieties,
designed for the beginner koi enthusiast
All Koi Are Not Created Equal!
by Pam Spindola, California USA
   

Everything about Hymenocallis coronaria
Spider Lilies Writ Large
by Steve Stroupe, Alabama USA
Profile - Steve Stroupe
   

 
Fasciation, "Witch's Broom",
in Tropical Waterlilies
by Rich Sacher, Louisiana USA
   

Season's End at
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
by Pat Clifford
RBGE Senior Horticulturist
   

 
With its historic Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
Water Platters Make
Triumphant Return to Como Park

St. Paul, Minnesota USA
by Soni Forsman
Profile - Soni Forsman
   

Waterlily and Lotus Paintings
by Alexis America

Hawaii USA
   

 
Beautiful Gardens with Water Features
in Portland, Oregon USA
by Dave Brigante
Portland Classical Chinese Garden Gallery
Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden Gallery
Portland Japanese Garden Gallery
 

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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
Jeremy Prentice
Paul Noonan
Andre Leu
Ivan Noziak
  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
  Germany
    Dieter Bechthold 
Markus Germann
Werner Wallner
  Guatemala
    Alvaro Hurtado
  India  
    KK Agrawal 
  Israel   
    Michael Avishai
  Italy   
    Alberto Grossi 
  Mexico 
    Fernando Molina O.M.
  The Netherlands 
    André S.J. van Proosdij, Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam
  New Zealand
    Darin Brenner
  Panamá 
    Carla Black
  Romania 
    Ana Veler
  South Africa 
    Pieter van der Walt 
Johan du Plessis
  Switzerland
    Peter Kacalanos
Beth Krasna
  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
Nick Veasey, England
  United States
    Laura Adams, Texas
Alexis America, Hawaii
Louis Belloisy, Connecticut
Dave Brigante, Oregon
Duane Eaton, Texas
Soni Forsman, Minnesota
Joyce Grigonis, New York
C. Barre Hellquist, Massachusetts
David Jones, Larry Schokman, David Blake, The Kampong, Florida
Charles Leach, Ohio
Leo Martin, Arizona
Joe Mascarenas, Colorado
Richard Moyroud, Florida
Walter Pagels, California
Craig Presnell, Florida
Don Pylant, Texas
Rich Sacher, Louisiana 
Pam Spindola, California
Joe Summers, Missouri
Daike Tian, Alabama
Joseph V. Tomocik, Colorado
John Wiersema, Maryland
  Venezuela
    Fernando Santos 



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