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April 2023

Time for Optimism

I will be optimistic and say that Spring has finally sprung. What a time of year to witness the awakening of nature and the garden and to welcome back old friends in the yard!

I have temporarily moved many of the orchids and house plants outside as the temperatures fluctuate from just right to just too cold. Hopefully, our weather will stabilize soon, and the ponds will be active with hungry koi.

On other matters, Kathy Soehngen has finalized the SLWGS program and activities agenda. Please join us on the third Tuesday of each month to hear som interesting speakers, and to enjoy good food with fello pond owners. Please mark your calendars accordingly. Please be aware that the May membership meeting has been changed to the third Thursday, May 18th to accommodate dinner at Lorenzo’s and viewing of thge Chihuly Glass exhibit at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Even if you have seen this one-of-a-kind exhibit before, the illumination should be spectacular.

Plans have been made to begin opening the waterlily display at the Jewel Box on the first Saturday in May. The hardy lilies will be transferred from the winter holding pond into the Jewel Box ponds. Help is always welcome. Volunteers might even take home a few new water lilies when the old plants are split. We begin around 9:00 AM.

Special thanks to all our returning members in 2023, to  the dedicated board for hours of planning & effort, and to volunteers at the Jewel Box and the annual pond tour

Enjoy your ponds!

Bob Henson
President, SLWGS

Tropical waterlily Jewel Box Lily Pond 2022