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Monthly Archive for July, 2012

The Secret Life of Bees

by Kristen Wolenberg, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Intern What do you fear?  For me it’s snakes and getting stung by a bee, which makes working in the Garden an ideal place to get over my fears.  I haven’t seen any snakes in Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, but I have seen a few […]

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Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Catfacing and other deformities in tomatoes are a visual turnoff for most people. The reality is that while the catfacing will render part of the tomato unpalatable for most culinary uses, a substantial part of the tomato will be usable […]

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“Ein Prosit”

by Kristen Wolenberg, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Intern Last Thursday was my first Flowers After 5 and certainly won’t be my last!  This summer I’m a Public Relations intern for Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and it has been an amazing experience.  There is always something going on!  I attended Flowers After 5 in order […]

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Lacewings to the Rescue

Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Grant Howell – head butterfly honcho for the Butterflies LIVE! exhibit at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden – was unhappy to see a swarm of yellow aphids attacking a milkweed plant being groomed for the butterfly habitat. It wasn’t all gloom […]

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Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Sweet potatoes love the heat, but these slips will need to be kept very moist for the first couple of weeks. Actually it’s “batatas”, as in Ipomoea batatas. We’re making a go of trying a small crop of sweet potatoes […]

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A Perfect 10

by Kristen Wolenberg, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Intern As the summer months stretch on, you may be looking for something new to do to really enjoy the fact that it’s summer.  There’s so much to do at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden! In the Garden Café, we’ve left  some spiral notebooks  looking for […]

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Aqualand

Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator With so much heat lately the human brain craves the cooling effect of water. Imagine being a water plant with our feet beneath the water and our heads tilted up toward the sky, floating on the surface. Yep, feeling cooler […]

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by Lisa Taranto, co-founder of Tricycle Gardens, researcher, lecturer & instructor of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden‘s class:  Permaculture: How the World Works An ecological crisis. An environmental crisis. A jobs crisis. A climate crisis. A financial crisis. An education crisis. An obesity crisis. A population crisis.  Nature deficit disorder………What the hell is going on?  Somehow we […]

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