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Monthly Archive for March, 2012

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  You may have noticed in the midst of  A Million Blooms this spring  that we are also working on a construction project at the Garden: the Martha and Reed West “Island Garden” restoration.  In busy blooming time, it’s easy to focus on the new blossoms each day,  the […]

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We’re Growing

by Albert Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden is adding 5,000 square feet. The broad lawn behind Locbury House will be converted into a vegetable garden. A major goal for the new space is accessibility. With help from the community we’ll add raised beds with wheelchair access. […]

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by Albert Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden On St. Patrick’s Day,  a lucky group of seven planted Red Pontiac potatoes in the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden, adding to the 335 seed potatoes and/or cuttings we planted earlier this month. While there’s no guarantee all will sprout and produce, we had some very […]

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In the Trees

by Janice Hunter, Children’s Garden Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden “Did you see anything yet?  Have they hatched …?”  This was the way my teammates welcomed each other to the Garden last week when we met as volunteers in the Lewis Ginter Children’s Garden.  Of course, I had not seen, but was anxious to hear what they were […]

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by Albert Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The winter indoor planning stage is complete and work has begun in the Community Kitchen Garden (CKG).  Here are the current garden plans.  Notice that “plans” is plural, because a very exciting aspect of the 2012 CKG is our expansion. The garden layouts shown below […]

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by Janice Hunter, Children’s Garden Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I am convinced that pick-up sticks was created by a clever mom who found herself surrounded in a garden of sticks that needed tidying.  It is actually a parlor game designed to challenge players both physically and mentally.  A designated player releases a bundle of […]

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by Grace Chapman, Director of Horticulture, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Last Saturday, our orchid exhibition, Orchids Galore! opened at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. This was my first exhibition at the Garden and I’m thrilled at the way it turned out! After a few years working on displays with Temple University’s Philadelphia International Flower Show  display, it […]

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The Earth Moved Under my Feet

by Janice Hunter, Children’s Garden Volunteer,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden “The earth moved under my feet today,” at least that is what I told my husband when he asked about my day in the Children’s Garden at Lewis Ginter.  I expected him to ask “…another earthquake?” and mused over the ways I could string him […]

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Diamonds in the Rough: Snow!

by Amy Clark, Assistant Education Registrar & Membership Assistant, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This morning I couldn’t wait to get to work. Why? Besides the obvious reason that I work at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, I couldn’t wait to see Diamonds in the Rough dusted with Virginia snow. I snuck down to the Anderson Meadow […]

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by Shane Tippett, Executive Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden On February 1, 2012, Frank Robinson celebrated his twentieth anniversary as Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s leader.  Such milestones in an extraordinarily successful career usually invite a series of “before and after” comparisons, but a couple years ago Frank himself edited a pictorial history of the Garden on […]

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