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Photos & text by Kristin Mullen,  Early Childhood Program Developer,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden While teaching in the Children’s Garden, I always have an ear out for that moment when the children ‘get it.’  And I don’t mean checking the box when they can identify the parts of a plant, list the things that plants need to […]

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Text & photos by Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden When these fuzzy puppies pop it really is the beginning of a roller coaster ride into spring.  These magnolia x soulangiana blooms are also called saucer magnolias or tulip magnolias. Stay tuned for photos of them in full bloom later this week.

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by Lynn Kirk, Public Relations Writer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden,  reprinted with permission from the Richmond Times-Dispatch If you think winter’s garden can’t sprout flowers, think again. In our Zone 7, several cold-hardy ornamentals perk up cold-weather landscapes with bursts of floral color. Winter jasmine and witch hazel are two striking examples, but perhaps the south’s most well-known, […]

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Sunshine on a Stick

Photo & text by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I came across this beauty yesterday. I like to call it sunshine on a stick, because it is so fun, but technically, it’s called Witch Hazel, Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Arnold Promise’. It has lovely yellow fringed flowers, and a spicy scent. You can find it in […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Here’s just a snippet of what you’ll see when you come to Orchids Galore! at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden: Starting on Valentine’s Day, and running ’til the end of March, you are in for a treat as we delight your senses with colors, smells and […]

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  by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  I’m tired of all this rain! To be honest, I can’t remember if it has been 3- or 5-days straight now.  But, you know, the plants don’t seem to mind it too much. During a break in showers yesterday I snuck out of my […]

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The Power of Kawaii

Photos & text by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I just read an article from one of my favorite blogs — Nonprofit Tech 2.0: A Social Media Guide for non-profits.  The blog post, titled 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Nonprofit Social Media Managers, had some great tips, most surprising of which […]

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Text & photo by Kelley Deegan, Horticulture Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This blazingly orange orchid, currently blooming in the Conservatory, shines bright with a pop of scarlet to chase away those winter blues. Lalieocattleya Fire Island ‘Fiery’ HCC/AOS is a hybrid species derived from two closely related genera: Laelia and Cattleya. Orchids of these […]

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Photos & text by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Recently, I’ve been struck by how beautiful the Garden is even in winter.  I’m sure it happens each year, that as the light dims, and the days get colder, I notice the lovely things I come across  more deliberately and appreciate them more, because […]

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by Mabel Baldwin, volunteer & guest blogger, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden When is the last time you stopped to watch a flower open? We are all so wired with electronics today and have access to see photos and movies on the Internet.  Still, to experience a bloom unfolding in front of you in the natural world […]

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