Photos & text by Jay Austin, Horticulturist, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Editor’s Note: Jay Austin is Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Rose Garden Horticulturist. He also moonlights as the owner of RVAScapes LLC a Richmond-based landscaping business. This blog post first appeared on his RVAScapes blog. Jay is also a Virginia Certified Horticulturist and ISA Certified Arborist. […]
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By Hannah Lindquist, PR & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Starting my journey here at the Garden, I was open to learning anything. I grew up in Richmond and knew of its rich history and stories, the Garden being one of those stories. On my first day as PR & Marketing Intern I got my first assignment the […]
Posted in Community Kitchen Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden on Jun 17th, 2014
Text & photos by Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Earlier this week we harvested the last of the spring lettuce cropo in the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden. We have cause to celebrate on several fronts: a) Our lettuce was beautiful, and tasted great. b) Even with so many days with temps […]
by Jonah Holland , PR and Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We’re joining The Pollinator Partnership to celebrate National Pollinator Week, June 16–23, 2014. Did you know that one of every three bites of food we eat is the direct result of pollination? This week in the Children’s Garden do the bee dance or enjoy a […]
Photos and text by Jonah Holland , PR and Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden A cunning carnivore with an inescapable death trap silently waits for prey in some southeastern wetlands. Its exotic markings and distinctive beauty are enhanced by sugary secretions and sometimes enticing odors that lure unsuspecting victims to draw near. While exploring its sweet, […]
by Jonah Holland , PR and Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Did you know that Butterfly Education Awareness Day is today, June 7, 2014? We’re celebrating by sharing some butterfly fast facts with you. Did you know that: Butterflies breathe through pores on their sides Their wings’ color patterns result from tiny, modified hairs (scales) Butterflies tend […]
by Jonah Holland , PR and Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden If you read this blog often then you know one of the reasons I love working at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is because I’m always learning something. Today I learned that the reason that Tradescantia virginiana aka spiderwort is called “spider” wort or spider lily is because when the […]
By Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The Tree Arrives We recently received an unusual gift, a large, white tree. It was installed in the library last week and looks artsy and a little bit spooky. Then the butterflies found it. Now it looks warm and cheerful…… The Butterflies Have Arrived The butterflies are […]
by Jonah Holland , PR and Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden To see more photos of the Rose Garden in bloom, visit our Facebook album.
by Jonah Holland , PR and Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I love this time of year — our 100-year-old red mulberry tree (Morus rubra) in the Children’s Garden is filled with kids, birds and even adults, searching for the blackest, sweetest berries. One little girl just came up to me as I was shooting this […]