Gardens Through the Seasons

Jul 12th, 2011

Celebrating the Dog Days of Summer

by Amy Clark, Assistant Education Registrar & Membership Assistant, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  The Dog Days of summer are upon us now and they’re something Mr. Knightley knows all too well. These are the hot, humid days and he prefers to walk on the shady side of the street, chase ice cubes that fall from […]

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Jun 1st, 2011

'Tis the Season for Flowers After 5

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Despite today’s heat, I’m so happy that summer is finally here.  Summer at the Garden means children fighting the birds for the mulberries, their faces and hands stained red from the juice.  It means a parade of strollers that comes through the Garden each day […]

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Mar 6th, 2011

March & April: Spring in the Yard

by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The best time of year is upon us, when warm temperatures encourage new growth that we can almost watch happening.  Miraculously, trees and shrubs are forming new buds, perennials are breaking through, hellebores and showing off bright new flowers.  It’s a miracle!  And a great time to […]

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Jan 18th, 2011

Mulch & Mulching in Winter

Is it Okay to Mulch in Winter? You may think the end of January is a strange time for a blog post on the topic of mulch, but we had a question on Facebook:  “Any thoughts on the wisdom (or lack there of) of putting down mulch at this time of year?” and that got me […]

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Jan 14th, 2011

The Winter King

by Janet Woody, librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Hawthorne trees have something to offer all year round, but right now, the ‘Winter King’ is one of the showiest trees in the garden. We have three planted together in a striking display on the edge of the west parking lot (outside of the Garden Shop/westside Visitor […]

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Jan 5th, 2011

A Pictorial Year in Review at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

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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Oct 20th, 2010

It's time to Plant Paperwhites (Narcissus) to Brighten Fall & Winter Days

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden One of the things I most love about working at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is that each week, without a doubt, I learn something new.  On Monday, I was working on a video with Energy Conservation Specialist, Allison Kaufmann at Dominion Virginia Power and Tom Brinda, […]

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Jun 8th, 2010

Beautiful Surprises in the Conservatory

by Frankie Geouge, Conservatory Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The Lewis Ginter Conservatory is full of botanical surprises, even for a seasoned gardener.  One of these is the delightful Jaboticaba Plinia Cauliflora, of the family Myrtaceae.  Also called the “Brazilian grape,” this slow-growing evergreen is widely cultivated in its native country.  What I find most […]

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Mar 2nd, 2010

Floral Arranging at Lewis Ginter Brightens Winter Days

By Maggie Southwick, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Laura Anne Brooks of Designs From Dunluce taught a seasonal Ikebana flower arranging workshop at the Garden this morning – “Winter into Spring.” Here is an example of an arrangement from the class.  It can be viewed along with three others in the library for the next […]

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Jan 28th, 2010

Winter Entertainment in the Children's Garden: The Birds

by Erin Wright, Children’s Garden Educator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden One of the favorite wintertime activities of the Children’s Garden staff is bird watching. We hang feeders outside of our office windows, and keep them well stocked. The most popular feeder is outside of the kitchen window of the Children’s Garden Carriage House, where we […]

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Jan 1st, 2010

The Heart of Winter in the Garden

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Happy New Year everyone! In the cold of winter, and the hustle and bustle of the holiday, I found myself rushing to get everything done under the deadline of Christmas, a daughter’s 9th birthday and preparations for a holiday party. In an effort to cut […]

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Sep 2nd, 2009

Lewis Ginter's New Moon Gate to Debut at Flowers After 5

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden A few weeks ago, we gave you a first glimpse at our new moon gate. I have exciting news! Tomorrow, at Flowers After 5, our new Moon Gate will make its debut!  The finished piece will be on display at the entrance to the […]

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