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WGI's Beauty Contest Winner, hybridized by Thailand's Pairat Songpanich, named
Nymphaea 'Pink Ribbon'

Joyce Grigonis, battling breast cancer,
tells us her story and why she suggested the name.

Media version

   
  The Wild Wacky World
of Variegated Water Plants
 
by Dave Brigante
   
  Koi Judge Pam Spindola reports on
The AKCA 2006 Seminar Pond Tour 
   
  Raising Victoria for the first time at an important botanical garden
doesn't daunt this dedicated grower!
Victoria at Nanjing Botanical Garden
Mem. Sun Yat-Sen
by Dou Jian
   
  Growing Victoria Outdoors in
The Netherlands
by André S.J. van Proosdij, Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam
   
  From Around the World  
   
 

Australian Roundup by Philip Swindells 

Big Koi News Developing

   
 

India

A Visit to Suman Nursery
by KK Agrawal

   
 

Italy

The Alure of Aponogeton distachyos
by Alberto Grossi

   
 

Panamá

Gutter Fishing in the Western Highlands
by Carla Black and Angel Rodriguez

   
 

Switzerland

A Water Garden Club
in the Mountains of Switzerland
and how it grows in this unlikely place!
by Peter Kacalanos, Director, Geneva Area Pond Club 

   
 

Thailand

Simple Characteristics for Identification
of Ornamental Nymphaea

by Primlarp Wasuwat Chukiatman

   
 

United Kingdom, Scotland

When red spider mites attacked his lotuses, Pat used
Natural Insect Control in the Tropical Pond
by Pat Clifford, Senior Horticulturist, RBGE

   
  United States 
 

Northeast

Lou Belloisy celebrates summer by
Growing Out New Tropical Hybrids
started in his Morris, Connecticut, basement

   
 

North Central

Jewels of the Pond
by Joe Summers, St. Louis, Missouri

   
 

Southeast

Wherever you live, here are some great tips on
Waterlily Soils, Fertilizers, and Pots

by Rich Sacher, New Orleans, Louisiana

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

Contributors, Columnists & Correspondents 
  Australia 
  Philip Swindells
Noelene Pullen
  Brazil
    Bruno Rezende Silva, Yara Britto, Luisa Maria Rocha -
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
  Bolivia   
    Luzmila (Chiqui) Arroyo, Museo de Historia Natural Noel Kempff M.
Tonchi Ribero
  China
  Dou Jian, Nanjing Botanical Garden Mem. Sun Yat-Sen
  Cyprus 
    Andreas Protopapas 
  France   
    Barbara Davies 
  Germany
    Dieter Bechthold 
  India  
    KK Agrawal 
  Italy   
    Alberto Grossi 
  The Netherlands 
    André S.J. van Proosdij, Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam
  Panama 
    Carla Black & Angel Rodriguez
  Switzerland & European Editor
    Peter Kacalanos 
  Thailand   
    Primlarp Wasuwat Chukiatman 
  United Kingdom
    Pat Clifford, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Scotland 
  United States
    Northeast - Louis Belloisy, Connecticut
North Central - Joe Summers, Missouri
Northwest - Dave Brigante, Oregon
West - Pam Spindola
Southwest - Leo Martin, Arizona
South Central - Duane Eaton, Texas
Southeast - Rich Sacher, Louisiana 
  Venezuela
    Fernando Santos 



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