Peaceful, tranquil, calm, serene, still, beautiful, desired.
Adjectives for waterlilies, yes; certainly not adjectives
What is going on here?
The seven adjectives are attributes that endear waterlilies
to us. We see, hear, and read about enthralling waterlilies on
the market and in botanic gardens. We learn that certain named
waterlilies possess better attributes than others do. Correctly
named waterlilies enable water gardeners to know exactly what
characteristics to expect from lilies they select and purchase.
Sadly, not all waterlilies bear their true name. Careless
or unscrupulous dealers label cheap and unpopular waterlilies
with names of preferred waterlilies, deceiving (assaulting) unsuspecting
purchasers. Unfortunately, this warfare has resulted in generations
of distraught water gardeners.
You might think of it as waterlily identity theft (WIT), an
assault on the waterlily buying public. Cheap plants steal or
capture the identity of premium lilies prized for desirable features.
Careless and dishonest dealers cheat or defeat water gardeners
out their hard-earned cash and the full enjoyment that premium
Last year WGI members voted "certification of waterlilies
for correctness of variety" as the number one issue to address.
In other words, counterattack WIT.
Today the counterattack is advancing. Leading waterlily dealers
in Australia, Israel, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, UK, and USA participate
in WGI's Truly
Named (TN) program guaranteeing consumers truthfully
The bad news is no one can remedy the problem alone. More
people need to learn about TN and then demand that their suppliers
participate in the TN program.
Here's the good news: (1) since its inception in 2006, the
program has proven 100% effective for water gardeners buying
from participating TN dealers. (2) Water garden clubs are publicizing
TN at their meetings and in their newsletters. (3) Clubs exert
great influence with local dealers who pay attention to their
concerns. (4) Consumer demand encourages honest dealers to participate.
(5) Participating suppliers gain extra business from customers
looking for the TN label.
Collaborating water garden clubs, individual water gardeners,
and reliable dealers, can make further substantial gains against
WIT. Participating TN suppliers gain, water gardeners gain. In
other words, working together we can win the battle for accurately
The choice to participate in Truly Named
is yours. Let's all participate and win!