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Monthly Archive for September, 2009

by Phyllis McLeod Laslett, Adult Education Coordinator I love tulips in the spring.  I love them in vases and have never wanted to tame their twining, twirling habits as cut flowers.  Their bright, clear colors and elegant shapes are so satisfying.  I love watching Lewis Ginter’s spring tulip border emerge each April. So, who knew […]

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by Phyllis McLeod Laslett, Adult Education Coordinator When I was about ten (never mind when that was) I was playing in a neighbor’s yard when a stream of Monarch butterflies came through.  It was a gray early fall day—probably late September, just like now.  Suddenly the yard was filled with hundreds of fluttering Monarch butterflies!  […]

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It’s Moth Month at Lewis Ginter! I’ve always been a fan of Luna moths, because they are so beautiful, especially when you find them unexpectedly in your own yard.  But I’d never heard o f  Luna Moths’ cousin, the African Moon Moth! For Moth Month in addition to the giant Atlas Moth, we added Cecropia […]

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By Beth Monroe, Public Relations and Marketing Director While most people think of spring as the best time for planting, avid gardeners know fall can actually be the best. First of all, it helps to know the difference between an annual and a perennial. Annuals typically only last one season, while perennials come back year […]

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By Janine Butler, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden volunteer Well, the pools are closed for the year and the kids are back in school; I guess that means that summer is officially over! But nobody informed the vegetable garden – we continue to harvest vegetables every week! However, as the weather begins to cool down, we […]

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Posted by Beth Monroe, Public Relations & Marketing Director Thursday, September 17 8 – 11 p.m. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Ever stop to think about the millions of insects surrounding us each day? Probably not — because so many are unseen.  That will not be the case on Thursday, September 17. On that evening, Lewis […]

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A few weeks ago, Drew Becher, Executive Director of the New York Restoration Project, came to  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and spoke at our Green Tonic: Urban Gardening for Health & Wholeness symposium about how NYRP has been transforming New York City through there urban greening initiatives.  He is a dynamic speaker, and we hope […]

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A few weeks ago, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden hosted Green Tonic: Urban Gardening for Health & Wholeness as part of our 25th anniversary celebration hosted by the Robins Foundation. Here is the first of several podcasts from that event from the Philadelphia Green panel, including: Blaine Bonham, Jr. Executive Vice President, Pennsylvania Horticulture Society Joan […]

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By Beth Monroe, Public Relations & Marketing Director Several years ago, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden did a survey and asked members what kind of exhibits they would like to see at the Garden. Of the 469 people surveyed, 81% replied they’d be interested in an installation of outdoor art/sculpture. We listened! Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden A few weeks ago, we gave you a first glimpse at our new moon gate. I have exciting news! Tomorrow, at Flowers After 5, our new Moon Gate will make its debut!  The finished piece will be on display at the entrance to the […]

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