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Lotus Mania

 In This Issue
Cover Story   

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OK, the cover image is a spoof, but the spectacular peaks in Tianmen Mountain Forest Park, China, were the inspiration for Pandora in the blockbuster film Avatar. Nola and Michael Fenech fly us, not just there, but to the land of lotus at the height of bloom season.
Exploring Lotus Cultivars of China
Complete 300K - For shorter download Page 1 | Page 2
by Nola & Michael Fenech, Australia
Profile - Nola & Michael Fenech

In celebration of Earth Day, April 22, 2010 and
International Biological Diversity Day, May 22, 2010
Carlos Magdalena, RBG Kew,
brings us a story that may have a happy ending -
Ramosmania rodriguesii

Update on the Romanian population of Nymphaea lotus: 
A Result from nrITS Sequencing

Research by Gábor Sramkó and Balázs A. Lukács, Hungary
Reported by Ana Veler, Romania


Nymphaea subgenus Anecphya -
What We Know Today

by Nimai Hedemark, Diploma Student
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom


Guaranteed to make you laugh and learn --
FUN with IFD's
[Improvised Fertilizing Devices]

by Steve Stroupe, Alabama USA



"Wash your mind with water and enrich your heart with flowers."
Semiwon Water Gardens, South Korea

Gallery by Semiwon photographers



In spite of a "super storm" -
Guilfoyle’s Volcano Erupts with New Growth

by Jeremy Prentice,
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Australia


New Orleans'
Louisiana IrisExtravaganza

by Rich Sacher, Louisiana USA 



Revolutionary new pot provides
Green Solution
to Transplant Shock of Marginal Plants 

by Craig Presnell, Florida USA 



What do koi and rare fabric have in common?
Koi Varieties - Asagi

by Pam Spindola, California USA


Diary of a Professional Water Gardener - Spring 2010
Golf Goes Green II

by Joseph V. Tomocik
Denver Botanic Gardens, Colorado USA


A Four-Part Series on Building Ponds for Wildlife
Part 3 - Maintaining a Wildlife Pond
by Kathy Biggs, California USA

Threatened with dropping out of the trade, some marginals are
Living on the Edge

by Dave Brigante, Oregon USA


Alternatives to invasive plants - Third in the series
A brown-thumb-proof marginal, inside potted plant, patio plant, bedding plant, and filler around taller plants -
Zephyranthes candida

by Charles Leach, Ohio USA

Journal Archive
Index to articles by subject
Index to articles by author

is published quarterly by Water Gardeners International

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

Contributors, Columnists & Correspondents 
    Jorge Monteverde
Daniel Flouret
  Nannette Bailey
Noelene Pullen
Pam Wilson
Jeremy Prentice
Paul Noonan
Andre Leu
Ivan Noziak
Nola & Michael Fenech
    François van Avondt
    Bruno Rezende Silva - Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
Felipe de Araújo Pinto Sobrinho
    Luzmila (Chiqui) Arroyo, Museo de Historia Natural Noel Kempff M.
Tonchi Ribero
    Janice Mason Steeves
  Dou Jian, Nanjing Botanical Garden Mem. Sun Yat-Sen
Li Shu-juan, Xi'an Botanical Garden
    Andreas Protopapas
    Dieter Bechthold 
Markus Germann
Werner Wallner
    Alvaro Hurtado
    Gábor Sramkó
Balázs Lukács 
    KK Agrawal 
    Michael Avishai
    Alberto Grossi 
    Chris Song
    Kenneth Khoo 
    Fernando Molina O.M.
  The Netherlands 
    André S.J. van Proosdij, Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam
  New Zealand
    Darin Brenner
    Carla Black
    Ana Veler
  South Africa 
    Pieter van der Walt 
Johan du Plessis
    Peter Kacalanos
Beth Krasna
    Primlarp Wasuwat Chukiatman
Pairat Songpanich  
Dr. Slearmlarp Wasuwat
    Kevin Kenny 
  United Kingdom
    Pat Clifford, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Scotland
John Dawes, England
Nimai Hedemark, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England
Dan Leighton, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England
Carlos Magdalena, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England
David Smith, England
Nick Veasey, England
  United States
    Laura Adams, Texas
Alexis America, Hawaii
Laura Bancroft, Alabama
Louis Belloisy, Connecticut
Kathy Biggs, California
Dave Brigante, Oregon
Ted Coletti, New Jersey
Jamie Creamer, Alabama
David Curtright, California
Duane Eaton, Texas
Derek Fell, Pennsylvaina
Soni Forsman, Minnesota
Joyce Grigonis, New York
C. Barre Hellquist, Massachusetts
David Jones, Larry Schokman, David Blake, The Kampong, Florida
Tamara Kilbane, North Carolina
Charles Leach, Ohio
Leo Martin, Arizona
Joe Mascarenas, Colorado
Richard Moyroud, Florida
Warner Orozco-Obando, Ken Tilt, Bernice Fischman, Auburn University
Walter Pagels, California
Joel Police, Indiana
Peter Ponzio, Illinois
Craig Presnell, Florida
Don Pylant, Texas
Rich Sacher, Louisiana 
Pam Spindola, California
Steve Stroupe, Alabama
Joe Summers, Missouri
Daike Tian, Alabama
Joseph V. Tomocik, Colorado
John Wiersema, Maryland
    Fernando Santos 

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