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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
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!
Featuring the Kohaku Variety

by Pam Spindola, California USA
English | Spanish

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 
    Jorge Monteverde
  Nannette Bailey
Noelene Pullen
Pam Wilson
Jeremy Prentice
Paul Noonan
Andre Leu
Ivan Noziak
    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
  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
    KK Agrawal 
    Michael Avishai
    Alberto Grossi 
    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 
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
    Fernando Santos 

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