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by Jonah Holland , PR and Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  We’re joining The Pollinator Partnership to celebrate National Pollinator Week, June 16–23, 2014. Did you know that one of every three bites of food we eat is the direct result of pollination? This week in the Children’s Garden do the bee dance or enjoy a […]

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Text & photos by Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The 2013 Dominion GardenFest of Lights holiday decor extravaganza at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden features a 2-story (20-foot) “birds-and-bees”-themed densely decorated Holiday Tree in the North Wing of the Conservatory. The images featured here have been altered with basic Adobe Photoshop CS4 […]

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Text and photos by Caitlin Puffenberger, PR & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It’s hard to miss the stands of Joe Pye weed while passing through West Island Garden. These towering pink-purple plants cover the banks on both sides of the pond, some of them more than 6 feet high. But if you really […]

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Honey: The Business of Bees

by Lynn Kirk, Public Relations Writer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden,  reprinted with permission from the Richmond Times-Dispatch “Sweet and aromatic with complex undertones.” Sound like a description of fine wine? Attributes like these can also apply to another of nature’s delectable byproducts: honey. In the U.S., honey is available in more than 300 distinct flavors, plus countless blends. […]

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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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The Secret Life of Bees

by Kristen Wolenberg, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Intern What do you fear?  For me it’s snakes and getting stung by a bee, which makes working in the Garden an ideal place to get over my fears.  I haven’t seen any snakes in Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, but I have seen a few […]

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Work Like a Bee

by Janice Hunter, Children’s Garden Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Does this remind you of anything?  Could it be the flight path of a honeybee? a firefly? a ladybug?  I think I’ve seen these dashes drawn to depict the flight pattern of most insects with wings and I never gave much thought to why it’s […]

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Free Bees or Freebies?

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  Recently, I was pleasantly surprised when I saw an NBC12 article via Facebook on the possibility that State of Virginia would help support Virginia beekeepers (and farmers) by offering a tax credit to those who purchased hives.  Knowing that many of our members and fans […]

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