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Monthly Archive for April, 2012

Inchworms, and more….

By Frank Robinson, President & CEO, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Let me begin by saying that there are pockets of the region, specifically in Mechanicsville and Hanover County, where extreme populations of inchworms have emerged this spring. As with anything in the extreme, “too much” is a problem. If you are reading this post you are […]

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by Janice Hunter, Children’s Garden Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden When I was growing up, spring break family vacations were often built around road trips that my parents planned to places none of us had seen before.  A road trip was literally the experience of seeing new territory from the back seat of a diesel […]

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Long Live the Blushing Lady!

 by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I am very impressed this year with the Tulipa ‘Blushing Lady’ blooming right outside of the library, in the Evelyn G. Luck Garden.  This small, Gillette-inspired garden is at the entrance to the Education and Library Complex building (or ELC as we call it here).  The blushing lady […]

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Free Bees or Freebies?

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  Recently, I was pleasantly surprised when I saw an NBC12 article via Facebook on the possibility that State of Virginia would help support Virginia beekeepers (and farmers) by offering a tax credit to those who purchased hives.  Knowing that many of our members and fans […]

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