by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden So you already know the Fall Plant Sale is today, noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. But did you know that this year, we are highlighting plant divisions from our favorite perennials right here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden? Come on […]
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by Jonah Holland, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator You’ve been hearing about the fabulous Magnolia ‘Ginter Spicy White’ for a few years now. It’s a wonderful tree, created by one of our volunteers, Bill Smith, our resident magnolia hybridist. Described as a cross between Magnolia Tripetala ‘Bloomfield’ and Magnolia ‘R20-1′ (Magnolia sieboldii x M. ashei) the blooms […]
by Lynn Kirk, Public Relations Writer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, reprinted with permission from the Richmond Times-Dispatch Photos by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator The moniker “Magnolia Man” suits Bill Smith just fine. After all, he has devoted the last 15 years to creating, evaluating and distributing new and improved magnolia species for Virginia gardens. The […]
by Jonah Holland, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator I just got word from our librarian, Janet Woody, a frequent contributor to this blog, that the magnolia ‘Ginter Spicy White’ is now officially registered as a new cultivar with the Magnolia Society International. ‘Ginter Spicy White’ was produced here at the Garden by volunteer Bill Smith, […]