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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Feb 19th, 2011

Historic Garden Week Comes to Richmond April 19-21; Garden is Open Late April 21

Historic Garden Week in Virginia is just around the corner.  We are so excited and we thought it’d be nice to give you the inside scoop on the Richmond highlights, directly from Suzanne Munson, Executive Director of Historic Garden Week. Although Historic Garden Week is a statewide event, we wanted to draw special attention to […]

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Feb 17th, 2011

The Garden Celebrates Hugh Rooney as Volunteer of the Month

by Brenda Brown, PR & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Volunteers are not paid — not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless. ~ author Unknown It was a really cold day! As the Garden’s spring PR & Marketing Intern, I was excited to start on one of my first writing assignments. […]

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Feb 14th, 2011

Help us Build a Water Management Demonstration Garden at Lewis Ginter!

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Have you ever had a dream to do something that you knew was the right thing to do, but it took years of working toward that goal to make it a reality? It seems like many of life’s great accomplishments start out as dreams […]

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Feb 4th, 2011

Follow the Bird Trail from the Library at Lewis Ginter

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden When I think of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Lora M. Robins Library, I think of a great resource for books (both children’s and adults); I think of a dedicated volunteer staff of over 20 volunteers; I think of our warm and cozy reading room […]

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Feb 1st, 2011

February Home Gardening Opportunities

by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This is the second in a monthly series of  things  to do in your home garden each month of the year. You might think of them as chores … but why not think of them as opportunities to get some fresh air and make your surroundings look better. This is […]

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Jan 18th, 2011

Mulch & Mulching in Winter

Is it Okay to Mulch in Winter? You may think the end of January is a strange time for a blog post on the topic of mulch, but we had a question on Facebook:  “Any thoughts on the wisdom (or lack there of) of putting down mulch at this time of year?” and that got me […]

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Jan 14th, 2011

The Winter King

by Janet Woody, librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Hawthorne trees have something to offer all year round, but right now, the ‘Winter King’ is one of the showiest trees in the garden. We have three planted together in a striking display on the edge of the west parking lot (outside of the Garden Shop/westside Visitor […]

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Jan 11th, 2011

January Home Gardening Opportunities

by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This is the first in a monthly series of  things  to do in your home garden each month of the year. You might think of them as chores … but why not think of them as opportunities to get some fresh air and make your surroundings look better. This […]

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Jan 5th, 2011

A Pictorial Year in Review at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

by Beth Monroe, Public Relations Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The year 2010 was a year of extremes for us here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden:  the wettest spring, the hottest summer, and the coldest December.  We also had the extreme pleasure of exhibiting Glorious Glass in the Garden, which ends January 10, 2011, after […]

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Dec 30th, 2010

Please Welcome Donna Reynolds, Assistant Facility Events Coordinator

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Last week you graciously gave a warm welcome to Kristin Mullen, our new Children’s Garden Early Childhood Program Developer.  This week, I’d like to introduce you to another new staff member, Donna Reynolds, the Garden’s Assistant Facility Events Coordinator.  As the Assistant Facility Events Coordinator, […]

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Dec 17th, 2010

Kristin Mullen Thoroman Joins Staff

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We recently added a staff member to the Children’s Garden, her name is Kristin Mullen.  (Update, Kristin was married in 2015, and now goes by Kristin Thoroman.)  Kristin started as Early Childhood Program Developer earlier this month, after relocating to Richmond.  Since our Children’s […]

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Dec 6th, 2010

HandsOn Greater Richmond Helps Lewis Ginter Prepare for Stickwork Sculpture

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden With Dominion GardenFest of Lights in full swing, sometimes it’s hard to look ahead to the next season. But here at the Garden we are always planning the next big thing….and this year is no different.  In fact, it was earlier this fall  during […]

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