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by Beth Monroe, Public Relations & Marketing Director, and Grace Chapman, Horticulture Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Summer’s end can be a challenging time for gardens. Some plants may not have fared so well, yet in our mid-Atlantic region, we still have a couple more months of the growing season. What’s a gardener to do? […]

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Photos & text by Beth Monroe, Public Relations and Marketing Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Last week I learned the three characteristics of a desert: 1) extreme temperatures; 2) less than 12 inches of precipitation annually; and 3) low humidity. My teacher was a volunteer in the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ, and I […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Garden volunteer Judith Towers volunteering today educating about botanical dye and weaving. Can you believe that the eucalyptus plant dyes wool this rust color? One more thing Judith told me? You techies will love this. The idea for a computer, originally came from a loom. […]

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Text & photos by Judy Thomas, Adult Education Instructor,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden   Needle felting is an old craft, but it is on the cutting edge in botanical art. I just finished teaching a session of  “Needle Felting with Botanical Subjects” in the Art in the Garden program at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. What a […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator,   Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Our mission here at the Garden is education,  so over the past few years, we’ve tried to incorporate more and more botanical education and interest into Dominion GardenFest of Lights.  Hey, just ’cause it’s dark out doesn’t mean you can’t learn about nature, right!?  Last year, we […]

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by Laura Schumm, Community Kitchen Garden Research Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden; photos by Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator There has been a large amount of insect activity here in the Community Kitchen Garden this year at Lewis Ginter, partly due to the extreme heat this summer and the mild winter temperatures. When combating pests in your […]

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By Kristen Wolenberg, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Intern It’s been 28 years since Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden first opened its doors to the public.  It’s hard to imagine the Garden without its wonderful facilities, staff, and the 600+ volunteers who come together to make the Garden beautiful.  In 2011, the Garden received […]

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by Kristen Wolenberg, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Intern This summer while I’ve been a Public Relations and Marketing Intern at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden my passion has been working on the blog.  So much goes on at the Garden, and I’ve tried to tell as many stories as I can. Recently, I […]

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Nature’s Perfect Bead

by Laura Lee Folman, Education Registrar, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Legend tells us that when Job wept “tears unto God,” his tears fell to the ground, but were not wasted, for each drop grew into a tall, ornamental grass bearing seeds shaped like hardened tears.  For thousands of years these plants have been grown with their […]

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Dye Plants for Botanical Artists

by Kristen Wolenberg, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Intern A pivotal moment in the movie Braveheart, directed by Mel Gibson, is of the Scottish rushing into battle with their faces painted blue and white.  I always thought their face paint was a Hollywood move, with nothing to do with history, but I was […]

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