Sep 15th, 2021

Recovery in Nature

Fall is my favorite time of year. The hot air of summer starts to cool to crisp, autumn breezes. The foliage takes on deeper shades of color. Trees start to […]

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Sep 13th, 2021

Plant Seeds: A Seed Library

Right before the pandemic, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden started a Seed Library.  It’s a place where you can “check out” and “borrow” seeds just like you would a book at […]

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Sep 9th, 2021

Days of Reflection

We have all experienced a significant change in the 18 months since Covid appeared in our world.  Some of us more than others, but none of us can say that […]

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Sep 1st, 2021

Volunteers Making a Difference Gardening

“The Garden would be a jungle without them,” says Senior Horticulturist Elizabeth Fogel, the gratitude in her voice infused with respect and relief.  “Or overrun with weeds, for sure. They’re […]

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Aug 26th, 2021

Afghan Women’s Garden Beds

This blog post about the Afghan Women’s garden beds was written before the events in Afghanistan the week of August 16, 2021. The women continue to visit their garden beds […]

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Aug 5th, 2021

Healing Art & Zen

A year ago, Liz Hambrick was reeling. It was July 2020, 4 months since the shutdown, and COVID-19 was raging across the country. “I was bored to tears and I […]

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Jul 30th, 2021

Plants Safe for Cats

I’ve spent endless time standing in the plant aisles at my local hardware store searching for plants safe for cats. When owning a cat, finding plants that are non-toxic to […]

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Jul 20th, 2021

New Seasonal Gardeners: Jaimie Woll & Brad Heath

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden wants to introduce two new seasonal gardeners to our horticulture team. Welcome, Jaimie Woll & Brad Heath. Our seasonal gardeners assist horticulturists and are responsible for […]

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Jul 16th, 2021

Metamorphosis into a Social Butterfly

Butterfly nets, bug boxes and jars filled with lightning bugs. To a child who spends his days exploring the seemingly magical outdoor world, these tools are essential. Sometimes, as we […]

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