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  • Rose rosette disease
    of rose It is a virus spread by garden shears or chewing sucking insects called eriophyid mites that can travel on the wind You can try to prevent it from spreading in your garden by using alcohol or Lysol wipes on your pruners and shears between plants But sometimes there s nothing you can do to prevent it Senior horticulturist Elizabeth Fogel showing rose rosette disease on one branch The branch in the background is still healthy but it s only a matter of time before the whole plant is infected Recently we had this virus appear on one of our old fashioned Victorian style roses in Grace Arents Garden on a rose that was part of the original design from the Garden Club of Virginia restoration back in 1990 Our Rosa x Ballerina will be replaced with an identical rose as soon as we can find one It has a matching sister on the other side of the arbor Grace Arents Garden Senior Horticulturist Elizabeth Fogel says The best thing if you ve got other roses you want to protect is just to get ride of the rose as soon as you can The bugs will bite into the plant and spread this to other plants It s important to remove the entire plant to avoid the spread of the disease to other plants but keep in mind sooner or later this disease will kill your rose bush anyway in 2 to 5 years Do not compost this plant when you pull it out throw it in trash so it doesn t spread the disease to others Missouri Botanical Garden says our case of rose rosette disease fits the disease s normal life cycle Transmission typically occurs between the months of May through mid July Symptoms from new infections

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  • Found Objects
    across the landscape on decorative bottle trees The bottles come alive with color as the sun illumines them during the day or when spotlighted at night Just be sure to properly clean and carefully mount the bottles to avoid pests and accidental breakage The Children s Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden features a whimsical bottle tree Neckties The All Tied Up into Gardening theme scatters recycled neckties throughout the landscape in innovative ways such as on bamboo supports tied to fences or woven among arbor lattices Old neckties are super easy to find and install plus fun to watch as they flutter in the breeze The gaudier brighter and more unusual the neckties perhaps the better They provide garden color and interest as well as fodder for conversation Mailboxes Miscellaneous mailboxes scattered around the garden can be customized with plantings and props to demonstrate such interests as fishing farming or travel The list of plants posted inside the mailbox subtly educates those who pass by Indoor rooms outdoors Antique cookstoves pots and pans and other household items can be displayed together as themed garden rooms Reclaimed kitchen sinks and bathtubs can double as interesting plant containers and recycled furniture and other decoratives can be added according to versatility and availability Plant selection offers another avenue for creativity The result is a fascinating garden that gives interior objects a unique exterior flair Even discarded bikes take landscapes to new heights as with this Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden exhibit that will remain on display through Sept as a salute to Richmond 2015 Bicycles Bikes can be mounted high on assorted structures as if flying and then planted with vines Leftover wheels from bicycles can be attached to poles and then festooned with colorful flowering vines that accentuate the spokes Ideas like

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  • Gardening & Horticulture Archives - Page 3 of 25 - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Recently we ve talked quite a bit about why ornamental and native grasses are good for nature and the environment We shared our plans with you for our plantings in front of the Conservatory at the Ornamental Grass Garden And even vetted the best grasses to plant Read More Oct 27th 2014 The Significant Contributions of Bees Editor s Note Children s Garden Educator Kristi Orcutt launched the first Lunch Learn program for Garden volunteers in September it got great reviews and the volunteers said it was fascinating Kristi s topic The Significant Contributions of Bees is very relevant today so we thought we d share Kristi s recap with you by Kristi Orcutt Children s Garden Educator Read More Oct 23rd 2014 Gardening Ornamental Grass to the Rescue by Lynn Kirk Public Relations Writer Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden reprinted with permission from the Richmond Times Dispatch Has your lawn set you up for what seems like a never ending cycle of watering mowing fertilizing aerating reseeding and then watering some more If so autumn is a good time to consider eco friendly alternatives including countless varieties of ornamental Read More Oct 21st 2014 Knockout Blooms Japanese Windflower by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Did you know that the Japanese windflower is part of the same family as the common buttercup If you look at the form of the flower and the leaves you can see the similarities The family is Ranunculaceae and also includes ranunculus a bloom often found in bridal Read More Oct 21st 2014 Fall Blooming Camellias Burst onto the Scene by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We ve had many fall blooms popping up like crazy in the past few weeks but these are a few of my favorites Enjoy Read More Oct 17th 2014 Knockout Blooms Fothergilla Suzanne by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Fothergilla gardenii Suzanne is a native with a very interesting bloom In fall the green leaves turn orange red It s a beauty for sure You ll find these along the edge of Lake Sydnor just down from the Rose Garden Read More Oct 13th 2014 October is Fall is for Planting Month by Kate Pyle PR Marketing Intern Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Did you know that fall is a great time to plant bulbs trees shrubs and perennials I ll be honest with you I did not The most experience I have with gardening is the little avocado tree or Persea americana I planted from the pit of Read More Oct 11th 2014 Oh Camellias it s Good to Have you Back by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Read More Oct 2nd 2014 Today is a Big Day for Planting Bulbs Bulbs Bulbs by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Read More Sep 27th 2014 Osmanthus It s hard to believe such a

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  • Gardening & Horticulture Archives - Page 4 of 25 - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    Hemerocallis Read More Jun 13th 2014 Love Hydrangeas Don t miss this Walk Talk Photos and text by Jonah Holland PR and Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Have we got a treat for you One of our longtime volunteers Rich Waiton is leading a series of walks and talks on hydrangeas our favorite summer shrub The first Walk Talk is tomorrow Saturday June 14 with additional dates on Saturday June Read More Jun 12th 2014 Knockout Blooms Iris Ensata Photos and text by Jonah Holland PR and Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden One question we get asked a lot here at the Garden is What s in bloom We don t want you to miss any of your favorite blooms so we are constantly updating our Twitter feed Instagram Facebook page and of course our blog Read More Jun 11th 2014 Pitcher Plants in the West Island Garden are Thriving Photos and text by Jonah Holland PR and Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden A cunning carnivore with an inescapable death trap silently waits for prey in some southeastern wetlands Its exotic markings and distinctive beauty are enhanced by sugary secretions and sometimes enticing odors that lure unsuspecting victims to draw near While exploring its sweet Read More Jun 7th 2014 Dirt NOPE It s Just Compost by Jonah Holland PR and Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Photos by Brian Vick Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator We love recycling at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We also love partnering with like minded organizations That s why Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is proud to partner with the MeadWestvaco Foundation supporting sponsor of Butterflies LIVE and also our composting partner The Read More Jun 3rd 2014 Knockout Blooms Asiatic Lilies by Jonah Holland PR and Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Read More May 15th 2014 Blue Sky Fund Nothing but Blue Skies Text photos by Brian Vick Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The Blue Sky Fund organization exists to get inner city kids out into the great outdoors for various types of experiential education The organization s core values include Discovery through learning about nature spirit and self Unity through working together with our team neighbors and diverse communities Respect by Read More May 13th 2014 Knockout Blooms Peonies by Jonah Holland PR and Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden With A Million Blooms it s hard to keep up with them all I have to tell you though when I walked through the Asian Valley this morning the light was perfect and the blooms looked better than I d ever seen them something I just had Read More May 9th 2014 Knockout Blooms Siberian Iris Blue Moon by Jonah Holland PR and Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden With A Million Blooms at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden it s so hard to choose favorites but the Siberian iris Blue Moon are looking oh so lovely this week Don t miss them Read More Apr 19th 2014

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  • Gardening & Horticulture Archives - Page 5 of 25 - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    was because they made great Read More Oct 12th 2013 Fall Gardening Tips Raking Mulching Planting While Going Easy on Your Body by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We have a wealth of knowledge at the Garden And boy do we like to share it Our mission after all is education One way that we share our knowledge is by teaching staff and Garden volunteers about interesting Garden related topics in a series called 15 Read More Oct 10th 2013 Oh How We Love Autumn in the Garden by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Read More Oct 9th 2013 Windflower Anemone Read More Oct 4th 2013 Just Another Beautiful Day in the Garden by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Did you know that food could be so beautiful The tuber of the Jerusalem artichoke Helianthus tuberosus are eaten somewhat like a potato and are also called sunchokes They do taste a bit like artichokes You can find these beauties in the Children s Garden Read More Oct 3rd 2013 Hearts Are a Bustin by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Garden visitor and Facebook fan Dinah Foreman found this beautiful plant by a creek in western Henrico County Isn t it awesome She messaged us because she was looking for some help identifying it Any guesses Would you believe that the common name for this is Read More Sep 27th 2013 Lotus Pods 2 Ways by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This past weekend when I was in New York City I got to taste a plant I ve often enjoyed looking at but never eaten the lotus Each May Lake Sydnor is filled with the white pink blooms of the famed lotus Nelumbo nucifera Mrs Perry Read More Sep 21st 2013 Cattails Friend or Foe by Lynn Kirk Public Relations Writer Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden reprinted with permission from the Richmond Times Dispatch Loved by some despised by others such is the fate of cattails A common sight in our region cattails stand at attention like soldiers in tight formation guarding perimeters of ponds rivers and marshes Whether they re friend or foe depends Read More Sep 19th 2013 Ginter s Gem a Daffodil Named for Ginter by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Aren t friends great Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has so many wonderful friends We have friends who are great corporate partners friends who are members and generous donors we have over 500 friends who volunteer here at the Garden But today I want to talk about Read More Sep 18th 2013 Cultivars Nativars Oh My by Grace Chapman Director of Horticulture Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Did you know That the word cultivar is an abbreviation of cultivated variety It means that from the straight species either 1 natural cross pollination 2 natural mutation 3 humans cross pollinating or 4 humans genetically modifying plants

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  • Gardening & Horticulture Archives - Page 6 of 25 - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    as it forms living screens softens hardscapes reduces Read More Jul 5th 2013 Diggin Potatoes Text photos by Brian Vick Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This week we harvested 204 lbs of turnips zucchini red potatoes beets celery and cherry tomatoes from the Community Kitchen Garden for FeedMore 2013 year to date produce donated 1 273 lbs Also this week the Lewis Ginter Youth Volunteer Program YVP led by the Read More Jul 3rd 2013 Eden Woods Adventures in Moss Gardening by Grace Chapman Director of Horticulture Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden A couple of weeks ago the Horticulture staff from Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden went on a wonderful field trip to Norie Burnet s moss garden Eden Woods After finding that her 4 acre wooded lot in Bon Air was too shady to grow grass Norie decided to nurture Read More Jul 2nd 2013 Genworth Generates Progress in the Community Kitchen Garden Text photos by Brian Vick Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden In June the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden received a great push forward into the 2013 growing season Twenty two Genworth Financial associates contributed a combined total of 73 hours of gardening labor during one beautiful late spring morning The array of tasks Read More 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 from the Community Kitchen Garden The celery was a trial since the Virginia Cooperative Extension does not recommend celery for central Virginia Although overall the Read More 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 flower heads were dramatically beautiful during June The tall flower stalks were amazingly sturdy and cuttings have lasted for days in a bucket of water Read More 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 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 Read More 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 beets and delivered it to FeedMore s kitchen That makes 40 lbs of Swiss chard this week Year to date produce donations 282 lbs Read More 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

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  • Gardening & Horticulture Archives - Page 7 of 25 - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    Botanical Garden Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden s most historic garden is getting a summer house and new arbors The formal beds in front of Bloemendaal House were originally planted by Grace Arents Lewis Ginter s niece and the founder of our Garden in 1914 In fact we call it Read More 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 a 2 minute movie featuring the potato planting Thanks to volunteers Jeff Curtis John Jamieson Gary Pantaleo for helping to grow food for Richmond s neediest Read More Mar 28th 2013 Tyler Rhodes the Evolution of Orchids by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Even after watching Tyler Rhodes award winning evolution animated video featuring the drawings and voices of local school children from William Fox Elementary and Patrick Henry School or Arts Science I still couldn t really wrap my mind around exactly WHAT Tyler Rhodes was doing in Read More Mar 28th 2013 15 Minutes in the Garden with Shannon Smith by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Today Shannon Smith Senior Horticulturist met with staff and volunteers during a 15 Minutes in the Garden session where we learned about a new section of plants for this very special garden the George Bragdon Daffodil Garden The Bragdon memorial garden will show a spectacular Read More Mar 20th 2013 Children Plant Potatoes Peas to Celebrate the First Day of Spring by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Today we got to celebrate the first day of spring in the best way ever We kicked off the 2013 growing season for the Community Kitchen Garden by planting red potatoes peas and radishes with preschoolers from Capital Childcare But do you want to know what s Read More Mar 20th 2013 Why Do Collections Matter by Grace Chapman Director of Horticulture Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Did you know that botanical gardens are actually museums The big difference is that instead of having collections of artwork or historical objects we have living collections All of our plants are documented numbered and tracked just like other museum collections The Garden combines various types Read More Mar 16th 2013 Saucer Magnolia Magnolia x soulangiana Text photos by Brian Vick Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden When these fuzzy puppies pop it really is the beginning of a roller coaster ride into spring These magnolia x soulangiana blooms are also called saucer magnolias or tulip magnolias Stay tuned for photos of them in full bloom later this week Read More Mar 11th 2013 Camellias the Winter Rose Offer Color Charm by Lynn Kirk Public Relations Writer Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden reprinted with permission from the Richmond Times Dispatch If you think winter s garden can t sprout flowers think again In our

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  • Gardening & Horticulture Archives - Page 8 of 25 - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Community Kitchen Garden we have many rogue plants that have infiltrated our garden we usually call them all weeds One that many people are aware of is common ragweed This plant is mostly known for causing annoying Read More Aug 9th 2012 The Down Side of Downy Mildew by Laura Schumm Community Kitchen Garden Research Intern Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Like any vegetable garden the Community Kitchen Garden here at Lewis Ginter has its fair share of pest and disease problems I m the Community Kitchen Garden Research Intern for the summer and wanted to share with you a behind the scenes look at disease and Read More Aug 8th 2012 Dye Plants for Botanical Artists by Kristen Wolenberg Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Public Relations Marketing Intern A pivotal moment in the movie Braveheart directed by Mel Gibson is of the Scottish rushing into battle with their faces painted blue and white I always thought their face paint was a Hollywood move with nothing to do with history but I was Read More Jul 30th 2012 The Secret Life of Bees by Kristen Wolenberg Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Public Relations Marketing Intern What do you fear For me it s snakes and getting stung by a bee which makes working in the Garden an ideal place to get over my fears I haven t seen any snakes in Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden but I have seen a few Read More Jun 18th 2012 Mystical Majesty Photos by Albert Brian Vick Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Text by Albert Brian Vick Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator The sacred lotus Nelumbo nucifera is blooming at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Mystical majestic and magnificent with a magical fragrance Apparently all parts are edible but there s more than Read More May 7th 2012 Happy International Compost Week by Erin Wright Children s Garden Educator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Erin Wright is passionate about food and plants This post was originally published on Erin s blog the Richmond Food Collective Whether you pile it bury it or feed the worms with it composting is easy and critical to the food system Talking about waste is not Read More Apr 27th 2012 Spring Plant Sale Features Plants Grown with Love by Garden Volunteers by Kristen Ablamsky PR Marketing Intern Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It s impossible to miss the smiles that quickly emerge when you mention the Spring Plant Sale at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Volunteers and staff are buzzing around the Garden preparing for next week s sale and sharing stories from years past Volunteer Jane Hartough is in charge of plant Read More Apr 14th 2012 By Hook or by Crook The Plunder of Orchids from the New World by Victoria Waiton Membership Assistant Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden On my most recent trip to the Conservatory I tried to remember what it was like to see a cascade of Oncidium orchids for the first time and

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