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Monthly Archive for September, 2012

Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Planting is now complete for the 2012 Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden cole crops. A diverse and energetic group of volunteers came to the garden on Saturday, September 22 and completed the planting of broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower. September 1 […]

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Lepidoptera = Butterflies

by John Laslett, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Intern After spending an afternoon listening to him, I can tell you: Jaret Daniels, Ph.D, Head of Programs and Exhibitions at the Florida Museum of Natural History, wants to talk about Lepidoptera.  In 2004 the museum opened up the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity. The building was attached […]

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Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator This headline was a toss-up, among “Radical Radish”, “Ripley’s Radish – Believe it or Not” and “When Radishes Run Wild”.  No, this radish isn’t a product of an Alaskan vegetable garden, nor was it grown for competition at the State […]

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Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our ad hoc trials with companion plants here in the 2012 Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden. Although we’re not yet capable of quantifying the companion plant benefits within our Integrated Pest Management strategy, the anecdotal experience has […]

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by Jonah Holland, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator  Garden volunteers are resourceful. They love what they do, and they do it with pride.  I hate to say it, but many of them know alot more about plants than I do. Often, they are the ones I go to  with questions about a […]

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by Jonah Holland, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator  I just got an email from Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Brian Vick with some great news! As of this week, we’ve surpassed the amount of fresh vegetables that we’ve grown here at the Garden to donate to FeedMore  compared to the same time last year. […]

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Photos & text by Kristin Mullen,  Early Childhood Program Developer,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I have a confession. One of my favorite homemade sweet treats of all time are buckeye balls. But that’s not my confession. The truth of the matter is, until I started working at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, I assumed the treats were named […]

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Text & Photos by Erica Borey, VCU Museum Studies Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden As you may have read in our  early summer blog post on Reichenbachia, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden holds one of the only known copies of the Imperial Edition of Reichenbachia, a collection of late-19th-century chromolithographs depicting various orchid specimens. Unfortunately, due to years of […]

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by Mabel Baldwin, volunteer & guest blogger, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden When is the last time you stopped to watch a flower open? We are all so wired with electronics today and have access to see photos and movies on the Internet.  Still, to experience a bloom unfolding in front of you in the natural world […]

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by Jonah Holland, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator  It’s funny what memories people attach to when they visit the Garden.  For some, a visit to the Garden is all about the plants. For others, it’s about education or quiet meditation. Still others define a great visit by dining al fresco at the […]

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