Our February 2006 welcome message promised that this Journal
would feature whats new or newly discovered.
Since then over 2,100 WGI members in 73 countries have been reading
an exciting stream of newsworthy articles. The amazing cover
story in the last issue, The World's First Hybrid between
Day Bloomer and Night Bloomer Nymphaea Kew's Electric
Indigo, exemplifies this promise.
We pledged to deliver articles by water gardener contributors,
amateurs through to professionals, from around the globe sharing
what theyve learned from personal experience and research.
This issue names 76 of them from 26 diverse nations.
As requested in our first editorial, we still say to please
tell this editor if you ever spot an inaccuracy in a (Journal)
story. Necessary corrections will be published so that readers
are fully and accurately informed. We aim to disseminate the
most interesting, accurate, and helpful information possible.
Here you are reading the fourteenth edition fulfilling this promised
That initial editorial also commented, On another level
the art of water gardening allows for opinion. People have different
opinions, even conflicting opinions, on the subject. Yet more
than one opinion may be right depending on a particular time,
location, conditions, and/or situation. In this issues
Factors Affecting Color in Waterlily Flowers, Rich Sacher
capably accounts for inevitable color differences, not only in
flowers, but in pads and stems, too.
Responding to a 2006 survey, members identified untruthful
waterlily labels as their greatest water garden problem for WGI
to solve. Today our Truly
Named suppliers across Australia, Asia, Europe, and North
America sell waterlilies whose labels buyers trust. This innovation
for guaranteed-truthful waterlily labels is keeping a significant
WGI continues to support the outstanding work being
accomplished daily by an array of water garden organizations.
We aim to complement their efforts, and in no way plan to compete
with them. WGI publicizes over 100
clubs. Please tell us if you do not find your water garden
This year Victoria-Adventure and Water Gardeners International
(jointly attracting over 1,000,000 hits monthly) announced the
Greening the Planet One Pond at a Time program. Captivating
articles like the current Dragonflies at the Water Garden
support this initiative.
Still true: the important thing to remember is that
WGI, including its Journal, is you, and its here
to serve you. We earnestly encourage your active participation,
both to read and to contribute your thoughts.
WGI promises you plenty. WGI keeps its promises!