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Saint Louis Water Garden Society


The Water Word is the St. Louis Water Garden Society’s monthly newsletter. Inside you’ll find some of the same information as our website: events, contact details, and news. In addition, the Water Word includes How To articles and tips, Membership Bonuses, and a bit of fun. Members may opt to receive this newsletter by mail. But EVERYONE can sign up to have the newsletter sent by email by clicking the button at the top of the page. Spread the (Water) Word!

this month’s issue

A Note from our president

Mid-Year Update

The July meeting will be our auction so please plan on bringing items to help make the event successful. Josh Higgins, formerly of the Missouri Botanical Garden will be this year’s auctioneer.

The August meeting is to be held at the Jewel Box for the 2022 “Reception”. September we’ll be back at the Kirkwood Community Center with Derek Lyle. Derek will be teaching us how to be successful at overwintering tropical lilies, something I have yet to perfect!

In October we hope to have a well-noted expert speak on owls and, of course, November is the annual budget meeting and election of officers.

The year is certainly moving along!
Enjoy your garden and see you soon!


The SLWGS welcomes contributions to our newsletter!

If you or your business have content for our newsletter, please email the Water Word Editor, Gail Abernathy. For example, you can submit educational articles, pro-tips, fun projects or upcoming events to share with our members. Promotions and discounts for our readership are always appreciated. Photos should be 300 dpi+ and jpeg format.

The submission deadline is the first of each month.


The St. Louis Water Garden Society (SLWGS) was established in 1990 for local water gardeners and fish enthusiasts to share information about their beloved hobby. As a result, we attract members at all stages of water gardening expertise. Why not become a member and enjoy the community, events, and experience with us?


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