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Monthly Archive for July, 2009

I am so excited about Lewis Ginter’s new Butterflies LIVE! blog. I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I just have to mention it again. Jay Forehand, our butterfly wrangler, keeps us up to date on what’s “hatching” in the Conservatory!  Which reminds me, I need to grab my camera and  get over to the […]

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Community Kitchen Garden: Home Demo Garden by Janine Butler, garden volunteer   This week we spent some time tending the home demo garden. This is a small raised bed, approximately 4’ by 12’ that shows just how much home gardeners could grow in their own back yard, in a small area. It’s jam-packed with veggies […]

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Richmond Time Lapse, recently filmed this amazing time lapse movie, right here at Lewis Ginter! Time lapse is such a great tool because it shows progress over time — but in a very quick way. Our Lotus Blooming movie, was filmed over about a week at the end of June. As the movie shows, we […]

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Our very own butterfly wrangler, Jay Forehand, has started a Butterflies LIVE! blog. This is great news since he is living, eating and sleeping butterflies. OK, he’s not eating them, but you know what I mean. Jay has an INCREDIBLE 1-minute movie of a Papilio Dardanus emerging. And, the other great news this week is […]

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Community Kitchen Garden: First Harvest! by Janine Butler, garden volunteer The volunteers and staff continue to work hard in the vegetable garden; weeding, mulching, feeding, watering and what not, and finally we are starting to reap the rewards! Last week the first harvest was picked and delivered to Central Virginia Foodbank/ FeedMore, the recipients of […]

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Please note, this blog post was originally published on June 29, 2009.   By Janine Butler, garden volunteer We are getting close to our first harvest! According to Tom Brinda, Assistant Executive Director of Horticulture here at Lewis Ginter, the first of the summer squash are almost ready! They are quite small, but apparently they taste […]

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Lately there has been plenty of press about how we can use gardening to enrich our lives — from building communities, to making the places we live more beautiful. The local food movement has taken off locally, as well as nationally, and more and more people in Richmond and across the nation people are focusing […]

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The post was updated on 7/4/09. This past week I hosted not just one  but TWO blogger tours at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Not only did I get to meet some new friends, but I also got to meet some folks that I’ve known for a while, but only through social media.  I had a […]

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