Suzanne Boom is the operations manager at Lilypons Water Gardens. She oversees the grounds and plant production for this 100-year-old business. She has a master's degree in marine biology and 10 years of water-gardening experience.
IWGS 2023 Winning Lillies

IWGS 2023 New Waterlily Competition Results

By Suzanne Boom / February 25, 2024 / 0 Comments

The International Waterlily & Water Gardening Society (IWGS) is proud to announce the results of the 2023 New Waterlily Competition (NWC). Double Feature To ensure the best conditions for all categories of waterlilies, we opted to divide the competition between 2 different growing locations. The hardy and hardy ISG waterlilies were grown in a more […]

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2022 Waterlily Competition

New Waterlily Competition Turns 25

By Suzanne Boom / February 25, 2023 / 0 Comments

The International Water Gardening Society (IWGS) New Waterlily Competition enjoyed a special year in 2022. It marked the 25th anniversary of the first competition, which was held in 1997 at Denver Botanic Gardens. We had the unique opportunity to celebrate this momentous occasion during this year’s IWGS symposium held at the competition’s current host site, […]

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Results of 2021 IWGS New Waterlily Competition

By Suzanne Boom / March 1, 2022 / 0 Comments

The 2021 International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society (IWGS) once again held its New Waterlily Competition at Naples Botanical Garden in Naples, Florida. This year, we expanded our maximum number of entries from 25 to 30, allowing more hybridizers from around the world the opportunity to submit their best new waterlilies for evaluation. The IWGS […]

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Vivipary | Alternative vegetative reproduction in aquatic plants

By Suzanne Boom / August 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

Life will find a way, as Jeff Goldblum’s character in Jurassic Park famously said. The need to reproduce is a basic motivation that drives all life on Earth, and modern aquatic plants have demonstrated this better than most of Earth’s other creatures. In fact, they have found several ways, which I’ll shine a light on […]

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