Jun 20th, 2013

My Favorite Bloom: Sacred Lotus

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Sacred Lotus Blooming
It probably seems like I say each bloom here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is my favorite. And it is true, for each season, each month, each moment, I do have a favorite flower.  The sacred lotus is one that I look forward to each year. And each year, it comes like clockwork, sometime between the end of May and the end of June.

The variety that we have in Lake Sydnor, Lotus nelumbo,  ‘Mrs. Perry D. Slocum,’ is one of the first plants I got to intimately know when I started working here  nearly 5 years ago. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, than you may even remember the popular lotus time-lapse video we did back in 2009. The thought was, lotus don’t bloom like this everywhere, but maybe we can share with the world, our small corner of the of beauty.  Plus,  lotus don’t last very long, so it’s a chance to revisit them again and again. Or you could just keep visiting the Garden each day: this is one bloom, you won’t want to miss! It alone is worth the visit.

Jonah Holland is Digital Content Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, where she has worked for 14 years overseeing social media, the blog, and the website. She is also a mom, yogi, open water swimmer, gardener, and seeker. She's been known to go for a walk in the Garden and come back with hundreds of plant photos, completely inspired to write her next blog post.

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