Aug 3rd, 2010

Virginia Home Grown Comes to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

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

Last week, Richard Nunnally and Virginia Home Grown on PBS broadcast some interesting videos about Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  The first video, on sacred lotus, really gives homeowners who want to start a lotus garden some  basic information on how to do it.   As I walked through the Garden yesterday, I saw one lovely lone lotus, still showing its beautiful blooms, but for the most part, the lotus are gone — at least for this year. What you can see is hundreds of incredibly beautiful seed pods that look like cartoon-drawn shower heads! To see the lotus at their peak, watch the video below — or watch our blooming lotus time lapse video.

Virginia Home Grown July 2010: Lotus Garden from Community Idea Stations on Vimeo.

The second one, also shot here at the Garden, gives some good tips on how to photograph plants at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. I especially like the pointers on how to photograph moving water (with a slow shutter speed & tripod) and a few more tricks, watch the video and see!

Virginia Home Grown July 2010: Garden Photography from Community Idea Stations on Vimeo.

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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