Gardening & Horticulture

Jun 26th, 2013

Testing Our Limits with Celery

Text & photos by Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This week we delivered 236 lbs. of produce of  red potatoes,  zucchini,  gherkins and celery to FeedMore […]

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Jun 24th, 2013

It's a Bloomin' Onion

Text & photos by Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Our yellow onion bulbs didn’t get very large in the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden, but the […]

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Jun 20th, 2013

My Favorite Bloom: Sacred Lotus

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It probably seems like I say each bloom here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is my favorite. And it is […]

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Jun 19th, 2013

A Rainbow of Chard

Text & photos by Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Today staff and volunteers in the Community Kitchen Garden harvested 32 lbs. of rainbow chard and 10 lbs. of […]

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Jun 19th, 2013

How Blue is Blue?

by Grace Chapman, Director of Horticulture, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  Last week, the hydrangea collection at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden was used for a research project by Dr. Henry Schreiber, Professor […]

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Jun 14th, 2013

Heavenly Hydrangeas: Highlights of the Summer Garden

by Lynn Kirk, Public Relations Writer, photos by Janet Woody, Librarian, & Rich Waiton, volunteer,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, reprinted with permission from the Richmond Times-Dispatch Virginians love hydrangeas, in part […]

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Jun 13th, 2013

Brazilian Orchid Blooms in Conservatory

Text & photo by Laurel Matthew, Greenhouse Horticulturalist/Orchid Grower, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden “When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for a […]

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Jun 10th, 2013

The Color of Goodness

Text & photos by Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden There’s just something extra special about the color palette with fresh vegetables — fresh as in minutes […]

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May 31st, 2013

We Love Paris in the Springtime

Text & photos by Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This week we made our first 2013 delivery of fresh produce from the Community Kitchen Garden to FeedMore, 50 lbs. of […]

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May 30th, 2013

Kroger Cares

Text & photos by Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Earlier this month, we had our first visit from local Kroger associates to the Lewis Ginter […]

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May 27th, 2013

Lobster Claw Flower

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Photos by Garden Volunteer Don Williamson Photography If you are coming to visit Butterflies LIVE! make sure you stop to […]

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May 26th, 2013

A Capital Idea

Text & photos by Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The  Community Kitchen Garden enjoyed a productive visit from 20 volunteers from Capital One’s Merchant Disputes department. Led by […]

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May 24th, 2013

Pitcher Perfect

Text & photos by Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This is for Claire and Peggy, bog plant experts at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. The pitcher plant […]

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May 22nd, 2013

"I thought all Echinacea was Purple…"

by Jay Austin, Horticulturist, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Have you ever wondered where all these new Echinacea culitivars came from? With all the new red, orange, and yellow varieties out there now […]

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May 21st, 2013

Magnolia Mania Is Alive and Growing

by Lynn Kirk, Public Relations Writer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden,  reprinted with permission from the Richmond Times-Dispatch Photos by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator   The moniker “Magnolia Man” suits Bill Smith […]

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May 19th, 2013

Floating Wetland Finds a Home at Lewis Ginter

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Photos by Garden Volunteer Jeannie Waltman & Jonah Holland A crew of Garden volunteers and staff from the Chesapeake Bay […]

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May 2nd, 2013

Evolve With Your Garden

By Frank Robinson, President & CEO, & Lynn Kirk, PR Writer,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden,  reprinted with permission from the Richmond Times-Dispatch Accept it, gardeners — change is the norm for gardens and […]

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Apr 13th, 2013

Lettuce Plant Parsley

Text & photos by Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Karen Reynolds brought her Dominion PJM Energy Settlements team to the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden earlier […]

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Apr 2nd, 2013

Potato Planting at the Community Kitchen Garden

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Wondering what we’ve been up to lately in the Community Kitchen Garden? POTATOES!  Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Brian Vick,  made […]

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