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Monthly Archive for June, 2012

by Kristen Wolenberg,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Intern As soon as I walked into the Conservatory’s North Wing I felt like I was in a tropical oasis. There are lots of green plants at every height that add to the beauty and make you feel like you have just walked into a […]

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Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator We’ve received several questions about the near-perfect beauty of our Gold Rush squash. In truth, it’s a hybridized zucchini (Cucurbita pepo). The color is wonderfully uniform & consistent, and frankly almost looks unreal. Reasons: 1) It’s a hybrid, designed to […]

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Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator More than 30 Genworth associates came to work in the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden on June 13. That huge number of volunteers puts Genworth in first place so far this season in terms of the number of corporate associates […]

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Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator We’re having some fun with “weed identification” at the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden. Our goal is to identify all of the prevalent volunteer plant varieties and learn about the generally unknown characteristics. So far we’ve covered Lambsquarters, Palmer Amaranth, […]

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Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Shandra Barrett brought her team of Dominion Power customer service associates to the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden yesterday – including several who drove all the way from Norfolk. Dodging the threat of rain, Shandra and her seven teammates joined […]

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Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator  Scary scarab, or just another neighbor in the Community Kitchen Garden? One of our brave volunteers hosted this brief visit by a Grapevine Beetle (Pelidnota punctata), generating quite a bit of excitement from surrounding volunteers. Our approach to insects is: […]

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Mystical Majesty

Photos  by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator   Text by  Albert Brian Vick & Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator The sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) is blooming at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Mystical, majestic and magnificent with a magical fragrance. Apparently all parts are edible, but there’s more than […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator,   Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  Here’s an excerpt from our weekly staff update — aptly named: The TWIG (This Week in Ginter) written by the Garden’s Executive Director, Shane Tippet.   The TWIG is a great way for our staff to stay up to date on key happenings at the Garden.   […]

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Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator  Last Monday we had another great visit from Christa Vidonic and her Dominion Power co-workers in the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden. Last Fall Christa and team came twice to help clear out the fading tomato vines to get ready […]

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by Grace Chapman, Director of Horticulture, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Waterlily pools in front of the Conservatory. On Friday, we got a shipment of four Victoria amazonica ‘Longwood Hybrid’ at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  We have great waterlily pools in front of our Conservatory that previously were a display area for hardy waterlilies.  I adore the tropical waterlily […]

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