Oct 13th, 2011

Seed Play Continues at Ginter Gallery II Through November 11

by  Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Seed Play: Fiber Art by Nancy G. Cook is on display now in Ginter Gallery II  through November 11.  Cook is a nationally-exhibited, Charlotte-based artist, displaying fiber art exploring seeds of trees and shrubs through the traditions of quilting, botanical illustration and watercolor. While her […]

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Oct 12th, 2011

Mushrooms are Popping up all Over & Milk Thistle to the Rescue

by  Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden   Here at the Garden and across Virginia, we’ve had a lot of mushrooms popping up recently — probably because of all the rain we’ve had.  Last week, you may have heard about the Northern Virginia man who became ill from eating mushrooms from his back yard.  The Times-Dispatch ran […]

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Oct 11th, 2011

Exercise Your Right to Vote — for Your Favorite Scarecrow

by Beth Monroe, Director of Public Relations &  Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden That’s right everyone, it’s time to vote for your favorite scarecrow. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is participating in the  Lakeside Avenue Harvest Scarecrow Festival, sponsored by the Lakeside Business Association.   Take a minute to Vote for your favorite scarecrow and […]

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Oct 7th, 2011

Wicked Bugs: A Book Talk with Amy Stewart

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden On October 20th, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  will host  GardenRant author and New York Times best-selling author, Amy Stewart.  She’ll be presenting Wicked Bugs: A Book Talk with Amy Stewart, in tandem with the launch of her new book: Wicked Bugs: The Louse that Conquered Napoleon’s Army and other […]

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Oct 5th, 2011

Lewis Ginter Tree House Designers Given Barrier Free America Award

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We are very proud that last week, our accessible-to-all CWD Kids Tree House in the Children’s Garden was recognized nationally, as tree house designers James BoFer Roth and John Connell of The Treehouse Guys  accepted the Barrier Free America award  by the Paralyzed Veterans of […]

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Sep 30th, 2011

October Oddities Begins with Weird Plant Lore

by Garrett McLees Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, PR & Marketing Intern In my last post, I wrote about my journey to the Children’s Garden, and my short vacation to the tree house in the Children’s  Garden. I also introduced Gourd Quest, the exclusive gourd-themed segment of Kids Quest held at the Children’s Garden throughout the month of […]

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Sep 28th, 2011

My Welcome to the Garden — Journey to Gourd Quest

by Garrett McLees  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, PR & Marketing Intern Hi, I’m Garrett McLees, the new PR & marketing intern here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. A hardworking and studious graduate of Virginia Tech, I take every job seriously and do my best in whatever I do. Last week, my first at the Garden, […]

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Sep 21st, 2011

Farm Art

by Albert Brian Vick  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator  We had a great blend of volunteers Saturday morning in the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden. A college alumni group joined several individual volunteers who signed up via HandsOn Greater Richmond, and the finishing touches were applied to the Fall crop of broccoli, […]

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Sep 20th, 2011

DIY Compost, Compost for Kids, & Soil 101

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden One of the great things about working at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is that as a staff we are always learning.  Our weekly staff meetings might be just as likely to include a PowerPoint presentation on LewisG Ginter & the Civil War,  how to use […]

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Sep 20th, 2011

It’s Getting Cole

by Albert Brian Vick  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator  It’s time to plant the “cole” crops: Brassica (Cruciferae) family members like broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage. Five intrepid volunteers joined us for Fall planting day at the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden. “Intrepid” because they had no idea of the task before us: […]

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Sep 19th, 2011

“Fairy Houses" with Dried Natural Materials – A NEW CLASS

by Amy Clark, Assistant Education Registrar & Membership Assistant, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The first year I worked at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, I had no idea what to expect of this “GardenFest” everyone was busy preparing for; there is no What to Expect When You’re Expecting: GardenFest guide! I’d never even  attended as a […]

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Sep 9th, 2011

Red is the Color

by Albert Brian Vick  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator  Each of the last two posts have featured the color red. It just struck me that red is one of the colors of Autumn, so let’s follow that theme. Here are a few images from this week at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.

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Sep 8th, 2011

Attracting Native Pollinators (and Flies!)

by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We received a new book in the library just in time for fall garden planning. Attracting Native Pollinators, by Eric Mader and colleagues at The Xerces Society, is the book you need as you get ready for next spring and summer’s growing seasons. And what could be more […]

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Sep 5th, 2011

When You’re Smiling…

by Albert Brian Vick  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator This is Leigh Dorris and Jeannie Arnold, Capital One associates and repeat volunteers in the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden (CKG). They’re still smiling, after three hours of hard garden work – and get this: Leigh completed a distance running workout and Jeannie […]

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Sep 4th, 2011

Down But Not Out

by Albert Brian Vick  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator The post-Irene scene at the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden was a little disheartening at first, but that was before two volunteers from Luck Stone showed up. Sort of like a boxer after a bad first round getting a jolt of energy from […]

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