Apr 18th, 2011

Go Green Tips for Children

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden In honor of  Earth Day on (which is April 22 this year) Kristin Mullen, Early Childhood Program Developer from our Children’s Garden, pulled together a few green tips — fun activities you can do with you kids, that are earth-friendly & educational.   I […]

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Apr 12th, 2011

Celebrate Arbor Day at the Garden

by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Please join us in the Lora M. Robins Library on Thursday, April 21, at 2 p.m. as we celebrate Arbor Day. A guest speaker from the City of Richmond Urban Forestry Division will tell us about tree planting goals in the city. Then we will amble through […]

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Apr 8th, 2011

Our Secret Weapon: Natural Predators in the Conservatory

by Frankie Geouge, Conservatory volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Lewis Ginter chooses to use natural pest and disease controls whenever possible. In the ideal environment of the Conservatory, imported insect pests can multiply pretty quickly.  As the frontline attack against insect invasions, we employ vigilant housekeeping and hand removal.  When these efforts fail, we turn […]

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Apr 4th, 2011

Orchids, Royalty, Wealth & Intrigue: The Reichenbachia

By Beth Monroe, Public Relations and Marketing Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Richmond orchid enthusiast Dr. Arthur Burke is one of the the forces behind  Orchids Galore! . An offer of plants from his personal collection helped make the display possible and he also kindly loaned the  Garden his copy of Reichenbachia antique chromolithographs for […]

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Apr 1st, 2011

My Success with Scandal

by Amy Clark, Assistant Education Registrar & Membership Assistant, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I started collecting African violets by coincidence only. The Richmond African Violet Society holds a show and sale each year at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and in 2008, the sale was held in the Robins Room, right across from where I was […]

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Mar 29th, 2011

The Garden Celebrates Rosalie & Cecil Bailey, Volunteers of the Month

by Brenda Brown, PR & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Volunteers are love in motion Rosalie and Cecil Bailey inspire me.  They inspire me with their collective life story as a married couple and their individual life experiences as two people who took different paths volunteering,  who both found their calling.   This March, we […]

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Mar 26th, 2011

Can This Orchid Be Saved? Maybe!

by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I want to follow up on the library program “Can This Orchid Be Saved?” that took place  in the Garden library on March 17. Daune (pronounced Dawn) Poklis, our orchid docent for Orchids Galore! substituted for our planned speaker who was not able to attend. Many thanks to Duane for […]

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Mar 23rd, 2011

Free Trees!

Henrico County residents can pick up a few free trees (up to 10) tomorrow or Friday at Dorey Park or Hermitage High School, respectively, courtesy of the Henricopolis Soil and Water Conservation District. Trees  are beautiful,   add shade, increase property values, help save energy, and protect our watershed.  Do your part and plant a tree! […]

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Mar 22nd, 2011

It's Snowing Blossoms….Oh My!

by Brenda Brown, PR & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It’s snowing in the Garden. Yep, it’s snowing in March. Not the white, frosty melting snow but petals coming from Okame cherry trees that are blooming and shedding a whimsical shower of blossoms. I came out of the Visitor’s Center, took an immediate right […]

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Mar 17th, 2011

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden…..on the Radio

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden When I was growing up, my dad spent alot of time listening to the radio. Not just any radio — but a special radio, one that got only one channel — never of music, but always people talking.  As a child, I thought this was not […]

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Mar 11th, 2011

Can This Orchid Be Saved?

by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The March monthly library program,  Outdoors Inside, will be devoted to orchids.  You may have heard we are having “Orchids Galore!” in the Conservatory starting tomorrow and running through April 10.  We are offering many orchid-related programs during this time period and we in the library like to […]

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Mar 7th, 2011

O is for Orchids….Orchids Galore! Arriving Daily!

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Yesterday, I walked through the Conservatory….I was so happy to see orchids of all shapes, colors and sizes EVERYWHERE! Orchids Galore! opens this Saturday and we’ve been receiving shipments of plants all week.  This is such an exciting time for the Garden and the first time […]

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Mar 6th, 2011

March & April: Spring in the Yard

by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The best time of year is upon us, when warm temperatures encourage new growth that we can almost watch happening.  Miraculously, trees and shrubs are forming new buds, perennials are breaking through, hellebores and showing off bright new flowers.  It’s a miracle!  And a great time to […]

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Mar 4th, 2011

There's A Lot of Pruning Going On in the Rose Garden!

by Brenda Brown, PR & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Visit the Garden this week and you will most likely see rose beds that are being prepared for this spring. You might be wondering why roses are being pruned so early and you may be thinking that fluctuating weather should be a deterrent for […]

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Mar 1st, 2011

Time to Fertilize the Lawn — Or Is It?

by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Those of us with lawns can’t wait for them to green up.  Winter has been dreary and we need a good dose of green right about now.  It so sad to look at a broad expanse of flattened, brown, dormant grass. If you’ve never had your soil […]

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