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by Laura Schumm, Community Kitchen Garden Research Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden; photos by Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Plants have relationships in the same way that people have relationships. Like humans, some plants get along and some don’t. Companion planting is a practice that takes advantage of the beneficial relationships between certain plants to deter […]

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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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Squashing a squash pest

by Laura Schumm, Community Kitchen Garden Research Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  So far this season here in the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden, the squash vine borer has been one of our most destructive pests. These pesky insects can cause major damage in your garden before you realize what’s going on; and they are gradually […]

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by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It’s been a long hot summer, but hang in there a little longer and it will be fall planting time.  Fall is the best time to put in new trees, shrubs, and perennials.  And there is still time to grow and gather more vegetables of the cooler […]

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by Amelia Hardy, Gilliam Research Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  Interning at Lewis Ginter has been one of the best summers of my life. The fact that a college student, from Florida, says that working all summer is better than being a beach bum should speak magnitudes about how wonderful Lewis Ginter is. I was […]

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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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The Down Side of Downy Mildew

by Laura Schumm, Community Kitchen Garden Research Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Like any vegetable garden, the Community Kitchen Garden here at Lewis Ginter has its fair share of pest and disease problems.  I’m the Community Kitchen Garden Research Intern for the summer, and wanted to share with you a behind-the-scenes look at disease and […]

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The Secret Life of Bees

by Kristen Wolenberg, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Intern What do you fear?  For me it’s snakes and getting stung by a bee, which makes working in the Garden an ideal place to get over my fears.  I haven’t seen any snakes in Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, but I have seen a few […]

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by Kristen Ablamskyy, PR & Marketing Intern,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It’s impossible to miss the smiles that quickly emerge when you mention the Spring Plant Sale at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Volunteers and staff are buzzing around the Garden preparing for next week’s sale and sharing stories from years past. Volunteer, Jane Hartough, is in charge of plant […]

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by Albert Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The winter indoor planning stage is complete and work has begun in the Community Kitchen Garden (CKG).  Here are the current garden plans.  Notice that “plans” is plural, because a very exciting aspect of the 2012 CKG is our expansion. The garden layouts shown below […]

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