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Monthly Archive for October, 2008

Some Thoughts on Trees

by Frank Robinson, Executive Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden You may have noticed an article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on October 28, about a moratorium on cutting down trees in the City while City Council reviews its current policy on tree removal. I stepped into this issue last week when I was asked to assist […]

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I love modern technology. How can you not love it when you can listen to a podcast on  Lawn and Leaf Managment: “Leave” Them Alone, from the Virginia Cooperative Extension.  Plus get added tips on how to make compost from yard waste. Tidbits such as this might just change your perspective on how to manage your leaves this fall, […]

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Adrian Higgins, over at the Washington Post, wrote a nice piece earlier this month on Marc Cathey, former director of the U.S. National Arboretum, who died Oct. 8th at the age of 79. I have to admit, before reading Mr. Higgin’s piece, I had not heard of Mr. Cathey. But he sounds like a man […]

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With Lewis Ginter gearing up to host “Gardening in an Era of Climate Change: Is the Sky Really Falling?” (Feb. 4, 5, and 6), I’ve been thinking about educating myself on how much has actually changed with the climate. I’m finding some good resources. The New York Botanical Garden, like Lewis Ginter is trying to […]

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Everyone knows that Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is full of green plants, but did you know that Lewis Ginter is also always trying to think of new ways that it can be green to the environment? Recently, I’ve found out Lewis Ginter is doing alot of things to help the earth.   Did you know that […]

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Check out this great article from the Richmond Times-Dispatch about how Lewis Ginter is helping Virginia’s First Lady, Anne Holton, bring dried botanical decorations to an elaborate tree in the Governor’s Mansion. Virginia first lady Anne Holton wanted this year’s official tree to replicate one Smith did last year for the Ginter library as part […]

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Want to learn more about gardening?    If you have Tuesday and Thursday mornings free, here’s the perfect way to become an expert: The Henrico County Extension Office is looking for gardeners interested in completeing the 2009 Master Gardener training program.  The Master Gardener training program is an extensive class that teaches in aspects of horticulture in detail.  Topics include  lawn care, […]

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The Garden looked amazing at Rose Fest, but it looked even better with red-and-black-clad tango dancers enjoying it so much. The stone patio made for a perfect dance floor. What an amazing sight, those beautiful dancers with roses all around. The flowers had the most beautiful fragrance and the weather was perfect — just warm […]

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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is hosting the opening celebration for their new Rose Garden this weekend. Have you been to Lewis Ginter recently? We keep adding new things! The rose garden was finished earlier this spring, but it’s at its peak bloom right now, which is why we’ve chosen this weekend for the grand opening […]

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