by Grace Chapman, Director of Horticulture, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Did you know….. That the word “cultivar” is an abbreviation of “cultivated variety”? It means that from the straight species , either (1) natural cross pollination, (2) natural mutation, (3) humans cross pollinating, or (4) humans genetically modifying plants, resulted in a plant looking different in […]
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by Lynn Kirk, Public Relations Writer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The horticulture industry’s “right plant, right place” slogan is a sound guideline, but what about “right time?” Every spring, a nation of gardeners rushes outside en mass with tools prepped, nursery stock purchased and spirits high. Their annual post-frost rituals begin — tilling, planting and transplanting […]
by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Recently we had a request for information about growing vegetables and flowers in a raised planter. Since I am not sure if this question pertains to a planting box with sides that sits right on the ground, or a raised planter box with its own, possibly slatted, […]