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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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by Katelyn Coyle, Children’s Garden Educator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Last year’s  Dominion GardenFest of Lights incorporated a new tradition for Wednesday nights, Crafty Wednesdays! As an educator in the Children’s Garden, I was definitely excited to bring a few of the Children’s Garden’s favorite crafts to GardenFest visitors and families. We kicked off  last […]

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Text & Photo by Elizabeth Sonifrank, Community Kitchen Garden Research Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden   Look what we found in the Community Kitchen Garden tomato plants: A house finch nest!  

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Nesting Bluebirds

by Buz Sawyer, Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden You may have read my last post about the Lewis Ginter Bluebird Trail where I mentioned that we had 7 out of 14 nest boxes occupied by chickadees and only one box with hopeful signs of bluebird activity. In the last month there has been quite a lot […]

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So Where are the Bluebirds?

by Buz Sawyer, volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Since my last post, Linda Chaney and I have started our monitoring of the Lewis Ginter Bluebird Trail in earnest.  If you should happen to see one of our boxes you will notice a label on the front. These have been added so each box can be referred […]

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by Buz Sawyer, volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden When you visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden you are probably here to see what is in bloom or see one the many exhibits. I’ll bet that seeing bluebirds is low on your priority list. So you might be surprised to learn that we have a Bluebird Trail […]

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From Color to Camouflage

by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator   The previous post on poppies promoted the value of color. This post proves the value of camouflage. Kildeer birds have been building nests at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. The first nest we saw was in the middle of a gravel parking lot, […]

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by Janice Hunter, Children’s Garden Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden When I was growing up, spring break family vacations were often built around road trips that my parents planned to places none of us had seen before.  A road trip was literally the experience of seeing new territory from the back seat of a diesel […]

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by Janice Hunter, Children’s Garden Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I am convinced that pick-up sticks was created by a clever mom who found herself surrounded in a garden of sticks that needed tidying.  It is actually a parlor game designed to challenge players both physically and mentally.  A designated player releases a bundle of […]

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Photographing the Garden

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Plants and wildlife go together like peanut butter & jelly.  At  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, not only do we have great wildlife  like groundhogs, turtles and snakes and also plenty of  birds.  We have birdfeeders throughout the Garden, and also a bird trail.  Last year […]

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