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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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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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by Janice Hunter, Children’s Garden Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I am convinced that pick-up sticks was created by a clever mom who found herself surrounded in a garden of sticks that needed tidying.  It is actually a parlor game designed to challenge players both physically and mentally.  A designated player releases a bundle of […]

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by Beth Monroe, Public Relations Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The year 2010 was a year of extremes for us here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden:  the wettest spring, the hottest summer, and the coldest December.  We also had the extreme pleasure of exhibiting Glorious Glass in the Garden, which ends January 10, 2011, after […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden About a year and a half ago — I was interviewed for a job here at the Garden to help promote the Garden’s 25th Anniversary in 2009.  On that day, I met two amazing women — Beth Monroe, the Garden’s Director of Public Relations,  […]

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By Jonah Holland PR and Marketing Coordinator It looks like Richmond is looking at its trees and its parks more seriously these days.  Ever since our symposium, Green Tonic: Urban Gardening for Health & Wholeness back in August, I’ve been thinking more about the city’s parks and trees and apparently so has the rest of […]

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By Beth Monroe, Public Relations and Marketing Director While most people think of spring as the best time for planting, avid gardeners know fall can actually be the best. First of all, it helps to know the difference between an annual and a perennial. Annuals typically only last one season, while perennials come back year […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Lewis Ginter has a new addition on the way — we are building a moon gate! Although I have seen moon gates before (in fact there was a moon gate  in the formal garden’s of the church where I grew up) I never before knew […]

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What You Don't Mow Can't Hurt You

By Beth Monroe, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden PR & Marketing Dir.  I’ve always loved meadows, Maybe it’s from watching too many episodes of Little House on the Prairie when I was a child — you know, that opening scene with Laura and her sisters running through the long grass?  Turns out unmown grasses aren’t just […]

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