ST. LOUIS WATER GARDENING SOCIETY

Joan Woelfel
joan.woelfel@sbcglobal.net
www.slwgs.org
Meets: 4th Tuesday

September
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January 2017
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December 2016
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November 2016
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October
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September
Rick Jokerst, of St. Louis Water Gardening Society, reports the club’s Annual Tiki Tour will light up the night on Saturday, Sep 24. This is a progressive tour. The Annual Awards Banquet featured guest speakers Devin & Mikki Swanson from Koi Acres. Winners of the Bonnie Alford Service Award were Deb & Kurt Bokamper and the Don & Lizanne Ganim Service Award went to Jim Bear. Check out their website at http://www.saintlouiswatergardeningsociety.org.

August
Rick Jokerst, of St. Louis Water Gardening Society, reports the club held its Annual Fundraising Auction at the Missouri Botanical Garden on July 26th. The Annual Dinner and Volunteer Awards Evening with special guest speaker Devin Swanson of Koi Acres will be on August 23rd. Ticket cost is $25 per person for the Pasta House Company catered buffet. Check out their website at http://www.saintlouiswatergardeningsociety.org

July
Rick Jokerst, of St. Louis Water Gardening Society, reports on July 26 SLWGS will hold their Auction. This is the LAST TUESDAY of JULY. Check out their website at http://www.saintlouiswatergardeningsociety.org.

June
June 25-26 (St. Louis Metro Area) 16th Annual Pond-O-Rama, pond and garden tour, open to the public. Each membership gets two free tickets.

May
Rick Jokerst, of St. Louis Water Gardening Society, reports that Pond-O-Rama 2016 is progressing well. Ticket booklets were distributed before Mother’s Day. This year we have 47 ponds and it promises to be one of the best years ever. Check out their website at http://www.saintlouiswatergardeningsociety.org.

April
April 26 (Beaumont) Topic to be determined, by Steffie Littlefield. Plant Auction to follow. This is the LAST TUESDAY of APRIL.

March
Rick Jokerst, of St. Louis Water Gardening Society, reports this year’s 16th Annual Pond-O-Rama Tour (June 25 -26) will be the best ever. So come on down! Check out their website at http://www.saintlouiswatergardeningsociety.org.

February
Rick Jokerst, of St. Louis Water Gardening Society, reports the club held its biennial election at the Nov meeting, which also included a Potluck dinner and social; Steve Metzler was elected to Vice president and Steve Harris was elected treasurer. Terms are for two years. Back by popular demand will be the Tosai Auction. Contact Rick for details. Check out their website at http://www.saintlouiswatergardeningsociety.org.

January 2016
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November
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October
Rick Jokerst, of St. Louis Water Gardening Society, reports the Oct 20th meeting at 7 p.m. at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Ridgway Center’s Beaumont Room will feature Ellen and Myron Kloubec (of Kloubec Koi Farm) speaking on Non-Gosanke Koi and Advanced Filtration. Don’t forget the Annual Potluck and Election is coming up on Nov 17th. Check out their website at http://www.saintlouiswatergardeningsociety.org.

September
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August
Rick Jokerst, of St. Louis Water Gardening Society, reports the July meeting at the Missouri Botanical Garden featured Caleb Bauer, of Bauer Falls, LLC, speaking about the Millstadt Mega Project, a project almost 2 years in the making. The Annual Awards Banquet will be held at the Jewel Box in Forest Park on August 25th. Check out their website at http://www.saintlouiswatergardeningsociety.org.

July
Steve Metzler, of St. Louis Water Gardening Society, reports Rick and Pam Jokerst, Steve Metzler, Pat Tosie, Sherry Nelms and Dave Stahre journeyed to the Louisville Koi Show and had a great time. Rick & Pam even won Baby Champion! On July 28th the meeting will feature the “Milstadt Mega-Project” presented by Josh Bauer. This is on the last Tuesday of July. Check out their website at http://www.saintlouiswatergardeningsociety.org.

June
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May
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April
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March
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February
Steve Metzler, of St. Louis WGS, reports newly elected officers are: President – Dave Stahre; Steve Metzler – Vice President; Steve Harris – Treasurer; Sherry Nelms – Secretary. Their Pond-a-Rama will be held June 27-28.

January 2015
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November
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October
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September
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August
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July
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June
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May
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April
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March
Joe Summers, of St. Louis WG&KS, said that everything is OK.  Joe is the President as well as AKCA Rep.  AKCA is lining up a speaker for them for one of their meetings.

February
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January 2014
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February
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January 2013
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November
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June
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May
The 12th annual tour of St Louis Water Gardening Society members’ ponds and gardens, Pond-O-Rama, will be held on June 23-24, 2012 from 9 AM to 5 PM. One of the season’s best garden tours feature 43 fantastic gardens and ponds of our SLWGS members who graciously open their areas to the public for two days.

These premiere private water gardens, range from small pools to large, elaborate installations featuring multiple waterfalls, tumbling streams, exotic fish, and mature aquatic plants. All the water features are surrounded by a variety of landscape gardens with perennials and annuals in full bloom. Half of the host sites will be available on Saturday, and half on Sunday.

Tickets for the two day tour are $15 per person 18 years of age and older; children under age 18 are free.

This is a self-guided driving tour. The ticket booklets include maps and driving directions and will be available May 25.

The proceeds for our annual Pond-O-Rama help the St Louis Water Gardening Society continue our civic project – planting and maintaining the reflecting pools in front of the Jewel Box in Forest Park. Our members work beginning early spring to late fall each week to ensure the gorgeous day and night blooming water lilies, lotus, umbrella palms, papyrus and water canna look their best throughout the season.

For information on ticket locations, visit the Society’s website www.slwgs.org or call .

If you have any questions or need additional pictures or an article about one of our many host sites, please let me know. I will be happy to provide you additional information.

Thank you so very much.

Virginia (Ginny) Mueller – SLWGS Publicity

16 Talismanway Drive, Florissant, MO 63034

(cell) – (home) – 314.831.0591 (fax); vcmueller16@hotmail.com

April
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March
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February
Ongoing renovation projects and competing events will have most St.Louis Water Gardening Society meetings in 2012 held at the Commerce Bank Center for Science Education (CBEC) at the corner of Shaw and Kingshighway. However, in February, we will move back toour previous venue, the Beaumont Room at the Ridgway Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110. See the website at WWW.SLWGS.ORG for additional information.

January
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