May 16th, 2011

Many Hands Make Great Work on the Stick Sculpture

by Diana Plasberg, Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Note: Over the next few weeks, we will bring you updates on the progress of the Patrick Dougherty stick sculpture installation at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. We are calling this 3 week transformation of the Anderson Meadow  a “Meadowmorphosis.” We will celebrate the completion of the fantasy-like structure with […]

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May 16th, 2011

Service Appreciation: Getting to Know the Staff at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

by Brenda Brown, Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden “The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated” Recently, I sat down with a few of the Garden’s staff on the Operations Team. Talking with them gives me valuable perspective of how the recognition of their service can make an impact. The Operations […]

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May 15th, 2011

Nutty About Plants: Founding Gardeners

by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Some days I think I have gone around the bend over plants.  I’d rather tinker with plants in my yard than do just about anything else.  I just finished reading Founding Gardeners and boy, these guys were truly over the top when it came to their love for […]

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May 13th, 2011

More Stripping & Finishing on the Sculpture, Plus Photos!

Note: Over the next few weeks, we will bring you updates on the progress of the Patrick Dougherty stick sculpture installation at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. We are calling this 3 week transformation of the Anderson Meadow  a “Meadowmorphosis.” We will celebrate the completion of the fantasy-like structure with a naming ceremony at Spring Fling on May […]

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May 13th, 2011

Patrick Dougherty Speaks about the Meadowmorphosis in a Free Lecture on May 18

Note: Over the next few weeks, we will bring you updates on the progress of the Patrick Dougherty stick sculpture installation at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. We are calling this 3 week transformation of the Anderson Meadow  a “Meadowmorphosis.” We will celebrate the completion of the fantasy-like structure with a naming ceremony at Spring Fling on May […]

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May 11th, 2011

Diamonds in the Rough and Other Adventures with Patrick Dougherty

Note: Over the next few weeks, we will bring you updates on the progress of the Patrick Dougherty stick sculpture installation at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. We are calling this 3 week transformation of the Anderson Meadow  a “Meadowmorphosis.” We will celebrate the completion of the fantasy-like structure with a naming ceremony at Spring Fling on May […]

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May 10th, 2011

Stripping for the Stickman

by Diana Plasberg, Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  After spending the past week with my sprained ankle propped up, I welcomed the opportunity to limp over to the Garden to volunteer as a leaf stripper for the Patrick Dougherty project. Luckily, chairs are provided for this task. My fellow strippers and I spent an afternoon […]

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May 7th, 2011

Learning 10 Feet Above Ground, & Pushing Beyond Your Comfort Zone

Note: Over the next few weeks, we will bring you updates on the progress of thePatrick Dougherty stick sculpture installation at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. We are calling this 3 week transformation of the Anderson Meadow  a “Meadowmorphosis.” We will celebrate the completion of the fantasy-like structure with a naming ceremony at Spring Fling on May […]

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May 6th, 2011

Pick up Sticks — Like You've Never Seen it Before!

Note: Over the next few weeks, we will bring you updates on the progress of the Patrick Dougherty stick sculpture installation at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. We are calling this 3 week transformation of the Anderson Meadow  a “Meadowmorphosis.” We will celebrate the completion of the fantasy-like structure with a naming ceremony at Spring Fling […]

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May 6th, 2011

Staying on Top of the Garden in May, Janet's Way

by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I usually use this column to give a list of garden chores, or “opportunities” for the month.  However, in my humble opinion, May is the month for reclining in a comfy chair while sipping lemonade and viewing the results of all the hard work we did in March and […]

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May 4th, 2011

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden's Volunteer of the Month – Sherry Giese

by Michelle Smith, Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Although I caught up with our volunteer of the month, Sherry Giese, just hours before the volunteer-run Spring Plant Sale while energy was high and schedules were hectic, Giese was calm, quite charming, and wore a disarming smile. She is a Master Gardener, Master Naturalist, and has […]

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May 3rd, 2011

Effortless Gardening Class, New at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

by Cathy Butler, guest blogger & instructor at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Cathy Butler is a certified Feldenkrais Method® instructor, who will be teaching a class on Effortless Gardening™ at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden on May 14th -15 (10 am – 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday 1 – 4 p.m.) We’ve asked her to share a bit about her […]

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May 1st, 2011

A Feast for the Senses, Fairies & a Raucous Parade — What More Could You Want?

Note: Over the next few weeks, we will bring you updates on the progress of the Patrick Dougherty stick sculpture installation at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. We are calling this 3 week transformation of the Anderson Meadow  a “Meadowmorphosis.” We will celebrate the completion of the fantasy-like structure with a naming ceremony at Spring Fling on May […]

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Apr 30th, 2011

Meadowmorphosis: Where do these sticks come from?

Note: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is working in concert with the  Virginia Department of Forestry to harvest  young red maple saplings in Chesterfield County and sweet gum saplings  from Hanover County for “Meadowmorphosis” a stick sculpture installation at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden that will be created May 2-22 and here to be enjoyed for years to […]

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