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Lepidoptera = Butterflies

by John Laslett, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Intern After spending an afternoon listening to him, I can tell you: Jaret Daniels, Ph.D, Head of Programs and Exhibitions at the Florida Museum of Natural History, wants to talk about Lepidoptera.  In 2004 the museum opened up the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity. The building was attached […]

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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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Guest blog by Catherine Parrish Tejnecky,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden member This summer my family was inspired by Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s butterfly exhibit to take an extra step with the caterpillars who visit my herb garden this year. We decided to remove them from the garden at the point they were large enough to pupate and […]

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Lacewings to the Rescue

Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Grant Howell – head butterfly honcho for the Butterflies LIVE! exhibit at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden – was unhappy to see a swarm of yellow aphids attacking a milkweed plant being groomed for the butterfly habitat. It wasn’t all gloom […]

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by Kristen Wolenberg,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Intern As soon as I walked into the Conservatory’s North Wing I felt like I was in a tropical oasis. There are lots of green plants at every height that add to the beauty and make you feel like you have just walked into a […]

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The Garden Times….Online

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator,   Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s mission is education and our passion is bringing people and plants together to improve our community. We hope that Garden Times does just that — teaching you something, connecting you to plants, and inspiring you to visit us. As a non-profit […]

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The Butterflies Have Landed!

Text & photos by Garrett McLees Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, PR & Marketing Intern   When I last visited the Garden I got a sneak preview of Butterflies LIVE!   Now the exhibit is now open. It was amazing to see so many species from around the world in one place, I can’t wait to go back and […]

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Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator   Yeah, from the title you immediately knew this post would be about butterflies. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is installing its 2012 Butterflies LIVE! exhibition in the Conservatory. The exhibition doesn’t start until next week — May 25 — but […]

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Text & photos by Garrett McLees Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, PR & Marketing Intern   Butterflies LIVE! doesn’t open until May 25th, but today I had a unique opportunity to see behind-the-scenes and get a first look at the arrival of the butterflies. None of the butterflies have emerged from their chrysalis yet, that made their […]

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Butterflies are Coming!

 by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Excitement is building for Butterflies LIVE!  We can’t wait for the May 25 opening of this display.  If you haven’t visited it before, you are in for a real treat.  We will be planting both host and nectar plants to attract and support all of the free-range butterflies that […]

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