Mar 26th, 2011

Can This Orchid Be Saved? Maybe!

by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I want to follow up on the library program “Can This Orchid Be Saved?” that took place  in the Garden library on March 17. Daune (pronounced Dawn) Poklis, our orchid docent for Orchids Galore! substituted for our planned speaker who was not able to attend. Many thanks to Duane for […]

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Mar 23rd, 2011

Free Trees!

Henrico County residents can pick up a few free trees (up to 10) tomorrow or Friday at Dorey Park or Hermitage High School, respectively, courtesy of the Henricopolis Soil and Water Conservation District. Trees  are beautiful,   add shade, increase property values, help save energy, and protect our watershed.  Do your part and plant a tree! […]

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Mar 22nd, 2011

It's Snowing Blossoms….Oh My!

by Brenda Brown, PR & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It’s snowing in the Garden. Yep, it’s snowing in March. Not the white, frosty melting snow but petals coming from Okame cherry trees that are blooming and shedding a whimsical shower of blossoms. I came out of the Visitor’s Center, took an immediate right […]

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Mar 17th, 2011

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden…..on the Radio

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden When I was growing up, my dad spent alot of time listening to the radio. Not just any radio — but a special radio, one that got only one channel — never of music, but always people talking.  As a child, I thought this was not […]

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Mar 11th, 2011

Can This Orchid Be Saved?

by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The March monthly library program,  Outdoors Inside, will be devoted to orchids.  You may have heard we are having “Orchids Galore!” in the Conservatory starting tomorrow and running through April 10.  We are offering many orchid-related programs during this time period and we in the library like to […]

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Mar 7th, 2011

O is for Orchids….Orchids Galore! Arriving Daily!

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Yesterday, I walked through the Conservatory….I was so happy to see orchids of all shapes, colors and sizes EVERYWHERE! Orchids Galore! opens this Saturday and we’ve been receiving shipments of plants all week.  This is such an exciting time for the Garden and the first time […]

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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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Mar 4th, 2011

There's A Lot of Pruning Going On in the Rose Garden!

by Brenda Brown, PR & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Visit the Garden this week and you will most likely see rose beds that are being prepared for this spring. You might be wondering why roses are being pruned so early and you may be thinking that fluctuating weather should be a deterrent for […]

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Mar 1st, 2011

Time to Fertilize the Lawn — Or Is It?

by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Those of us with lawns can’t wait for them to green up.  Winter has been dreary and we need a good dose of green right about now.  It so sad to look at a broad expanse of flattened, brown, dormant grass. If you’ve never had your soil […]

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Feb 19th, 2011

Historic Garden Week Comes to Richmond April 19-21; Garden is Open Late April 21

Historic Garden Week in Virginia is just around the corner.  We are so excited and we thought it’d be nice to give you the inside scoop on the Richmond highlights, directly from Suzanne Munson, Executive Director of Historic Garden Week. Although Historic Garden Week is a statewide event, we wanted to draw special attention to […]

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Feb 17th, 2011

The Garden Celebrates Hugh Rooney as Volunteer of the Month

by Brenda Brown, PR & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Volunteers are not paid — not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless. ~ author Unknown It was a really cold day! As the Garden’s spring PR & Marketing Intern, I was excited to start on one of my first writing assignments. […]

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Feb 14th, 2011

Help us Build a Water Management Demonstration Garden at Lewis Ginter!

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Have you ever had a dream to do something that you knew was the right thing to do, but it took years of working toward that goal to make it a reality? It seems like many of life’s great accomplishments start out as dreams […]

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Feb 4th, 2011

Follow the Bird Trail from the Library at Lewis Ginter

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden When I think of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Lora M. Robins Library, I think of a great resource for books (both children’s and adults); I think of a dedicated volunteer staff of over 20 volunteers; I think of our warm and cozy reading room […]

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Feb 1st, 2011

February Home Gardening Opportunities

by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This is the second in a monthly series of  things  to do in your home garden each month of the year. You might think of them as chores … but why not think of them as opportunities to get some fresh air and make your surroundings look better. This is […]

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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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