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  • Dominion GardenFest of Lights Reopens on December 26, 2014 - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    25th 2014 Dominion GardenFest of Lights Reopens on December 26 2014 by Jonah Holland The view from the Four Seasons Garden features the frog fountain with lights instead of water Photo by Don Williamson Please remember Dominion GardenFest of Lights closed on Christmas Day December 25 2014 We will reopen on December 26th and hope to see you then About Jonah Holland Jonah Holland is PR Marketing Coordinator at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden specializing in social media She s been known to go for a walk and come back completely inspired to write a blog post on her newest found adventure You May Also Like De Lighting Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Student Teacher Art Show GardenFest Instagram Winners Through the Eyes of a Child Don t Miss Out Subscribe to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Blog Posts by Topic Blooms Gardens Community Kitchen Garden Education Classes Events Families Kids Gardening Horticulture Gardens Through the Seasons Making a Difference in the Community More about the Garden Sustainable Practices Uncategorized Recent Posts Winter Interest Inspiration Education Nature California Dreaming De Lighting Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Spring like Day Blooms Most Popular 5 Tips Visiting Busy GardenFest Garden s E news Sign Up

    Original URL path: http://www.lewisginter.org/dominion-gardenfest-of-lights-reopens-on-december-26-2014/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Winter's Subtle Beauty - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    look a little bit harder to find the beauty of nature especially on cold rainy days like today This morning I found a subtle rainbow of colors in the bark of the Chamaecyparis obtusa The red and green leaves of the oakleaf hydrangea were made even more interesting in contrast to the gray weather Winter woodland textures provided a nice vista anchored by the Lace House Interesting bark and trunk form of the Chamaecyparis obtusa Beautiful red and green leaves of the Hydrangea quercifolia or oakleaf hydrangea Winter woodland textures and the Lace House About Jonah Holland Jonah Holland is PR Marketing Coordinator at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden specializing in social media She s been known to go for a walk and come back completely inspired to write a blog post on her newest found adventure You May Also Like Winter Interest Spring like Day Blooms Preparing Plants for Snow Trees Blooming in December Don t Miss Out Subscribe to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Blog Posts by Topic Blooms Gardens Community Kitchen Garden Education Classes Events Families Kids Gardening Horticulture Gardens Through the Seasons Making a Difference in the Community More about the Garden Sustainable Practices Uncategorized Recent Posts

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  • Happy Winter Solstice - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Photo by Don Williamson Photography Today is the Winter Solstice the shortest day of the year a time of reflection and celebration for many With the shortest day also comes the longest night And in darkness many celebrate the light be it the sun candles or half a million twinkling lights We hope you can feel the love and light today and enjoy knowing that after today the days will get longer Happy Winter Solstice About Jonah Holland Jonah Holland is PR Marketing Coordinator at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden specializing in social media She s been known to go for a walk and come back completely inspired to write a blog post on her newest found adventure You May Also Like Winter Interest Inspiration Education Nature Student Teacher Art Show H2Whoa Fish Facts Don t Miss Out Subscribe to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Blog Posts by Topic Blooms Gardens Community Kitchen Garden Education Classes Events Families Kids Gardening Horticulture Gardens Through the Seasons Making a Difference in the Community More about the Garden Sustainable Practices Uncategorized Recent Posts Winter Interest Inspiration Education Nature California Dreaming De Lighting Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Spring like Day

    Original URL path: http://www.lewisginter.org/happy-winter-solstice/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Can You Buy Happiness? - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    has covered this topic including Huffington Post The Atlantic and NPR But the message may not have gotten through to you clouded by TV ads the Black Friday ads and catalogs advertising all the new things you need And here s the truth Research shows money increases your happiness up to a certain point where all your basic needs like food clothing shelter are met Then money stops being so helpful At a certain point money can only buy happiness through meaningful time spent with people you enjoy Here s another secret The things that humans think will make them happy don t So what does make you happy Psychologists have studied this for a long time Here s some of what they ve found Experiences bring happiness So do rituals routines and traditions Routines and traditions can be especially important during hectic times read holidays or times of change Novelty is another good one and also one reason kids love playing with new toys on Christmas day but sometimes are bored with them by the following week Showing gratitude is another wonderful thing you can do to increase happiness I like this quote from Forbes Magazine it s a headline actually Want To Buy Happiness Purchase An Experience I have to admit this is not what I expected to read in Forbes a magazine known for its investment advice Forbes Road Map to Riches and its list of richest Americans The article continues with a quote from author and researcher Michael Norton an associate professor of marketing at Harvard Business School One of the most common things people do with their money is get stuff explains Norton But we have shown in research that stuff isn t good for you It doesn t make you unhappy but it doesn t make you happy But one thing that does make us happy is an experience Even the Wall Street Journal chimed in just last month with a story on the topic To get the most bang for your buck the article suggests giving money away or spending money on experiences For instance giving money away makes people a lot happier than lavishing it on themselves And when they do spend money on themselves people are a lot happier when they use it for experiences like travel than for material goods So let me be so bold as to suggest this holiday don t get stressed out with all that buying you have to do Give someone you love a Family Membership to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden or tickets to Dominion GardenFest of Lights For that matter give them a membership to the Science Museum or ballet or symphony tickets Find a worthwhile experience to spend your money on and then share it with those you love Here s my take on Forbes Magazine s 5 principles Buy Experiences I can t think of more memorable experiences than seeing a 12 foot unicorn reflecting in a lake with 500 000 twinkling

    Original URL path: http://www.lewisginter.org/can-you-buy-happiness/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Gardens through the seasons
    reading along you may want to avert your eyes now This year Read More Sep 12th 2012 Let the Harvest Season Begin by Kristen Wolenberg Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Public Relations Marketing Intern Even though the first official day of fall is not until September 22nd the start of classes and the weather finally cooling off reminds me that it s right around the corner The library at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has recently added Michelle Obama s first Read More Jun 29th 2012 Escape Into the Tropics this Summer at Butterflies LIVE by Kristen Wolenberg Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Public Relations Marketing Intern As soon as I walked into the Conservatory s North Wing I felt like I was in a tropical oasis There are lots of green plants at every height that add to the beauty and make you feel like you have just walked into a Read More Mar 5th 2012 Diamonds in the Rough Snow by Amy Clark Assistant Education Registrar Membership Assistant Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This morning I couldn t wait to get to work Why Besides the obvious reason that I work at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I couldn t wait to see Diamonds in the Rough dusted with Virginia snow I snuck down to the Anderson Meadow Read More Nov 17th 2011 The Old Tree is Ready for the Season by Nancy Turnage Public Relations Marketing Intern Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Last week we told you all about our new addition in the Conservatory The Old Tree We are happy to announce that volunteers Nancy Butler and Alexandra Slusher have created a masterpiece The Old Tree is ready for holiday visitors The inhabitants have Read More Sep 20th 2011 It s Getting Cole by Albert Brian Vick Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator It s time to plant the cole crops Brassica Cruciferae family members like broccoli cauliflower and cabbage Five intrepid volunteers joined us for Fall planting day at the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden Intrepid because they had no idea of the task before us Read More Jul 12th 2011 Celebrating the Dog Days of Summer by Amy Clark Assistant Education Registrar Membership Assistant Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The Dog Days of summer are upon us now and they re something Mr Knightley knows all too well These are the hot humid days and he prefers to walk on the shady side of the street chase ice cubes that fall from Read More Jun 1st 2011 Tis the Season for Flowers After 5 by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Despite today s heat I m so happy that summer is finally here Summer at the Garden means children fighting the birds for the mulberries their faces and hands stained red from the juice It means a parade of strollers that comes through the Garden each day Read More Mar 6th 2011 March April Spring in the Yard by Janet Woody Librarian Lewis Ginter Botanical

    Original URL path: http://www.lewisginter.org/category/seasons/page/3/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Gardens through the seasons
    Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Happy New Year everyone In the cold of winter and the hustle and bustle of the holiday I found myself rushing to get everything done under the deadline of Christmas a daughter s 9th birthday and preparations for a holiday party In an effort to cut Read More Sep 2nd 2009 Lewis Ginter s New Moon Gate to Debut at Flowers After 5 by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden A few weeks ago we gave you a first glimpse at our new moon gate I have exciting news Tomorrow at Flowers After 5 our new Moon Gate will make its debut The finished piece will be on display at the entrance to the Read More Posts Navigation Page Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Don t Miss Out Subscribe to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Blog Posts by Topic Blooms Gardens Community Kitchen Garden Education Classes Events Families Kids Gardening Horticulture Gardens Through the Seasons Making a Difference in the Community More about the Garden Sustainable Practices Uncategorized Recent Posts Winter Interest Inspiration Education Nature California Dreaming De Lighting Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Spring like

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  • A Lover of Roses - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    the roses due to Mrs Cochrane s benevolence In 2009 the expanded Cochrane Rose Garden was featured in the American Rose Society s magazine American Rose The periodical took the unusual step of featuring a rose garden at a botanical garden on its cover and allowed the Garden s then Executive Director Frank Robinson to pen the feature story Robinson commended Mrs Cochrane for her dedication to build a rose garden where the community would come and enjoy flowers that gave her so much pleasure The Cochrane Rose Garden graces the cover of American Rose magazine March April 2009 The Cochrane Rose Garden is the heart of the Garden With 1 800 fragrant roses terraced lawn belvedere and stone patio it s the perfect outdoor stage and community gathering place for musical performances weddings and garden celebrations Each October we celebrate Rose Fest and this year on a warm sunny day the Latin Ballet of Virginia invited visitors to dance with them in the Cochrane Rose Garden Most recently we held the countdown to the Garden s popular holiday light show Dominion GardenFest of Lights in the Cochrane Rose Garden Others find the space appealing during quieter times and enjoy it is a place of peace and refuge Garden visitors many of them children join the Latin Ballet of Virginia for a performance in the Cochrane Rose Garden Mrs Cochrane s connections to the Garden extended beyond the Rose Garden She was a talented artist and her passion for plants was transmitted to canvas in paintings and sketches Her floral artwork graced the halls of the Garden s Kelly Education Center in the fall of 2008 and again in 2014 for all to enjoy We are grateful to Mrs Cochrane for providing a place for the community to relax and

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  • Holiday Gift Ideas from the Garden - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    for twice the fashion fun 31 95 Octavia and Her Purple Ink Cloud book By Doreen Rathmell Meredith Octavia and Her Purple Ink Cloud Book by Doreen Rathmell Meredith With water as the theme of this year s Dominion GardenFest of Lights H2Whoa we went underwater in the Garden Shop too Octavia Octopus and her sea animal friends love to play camouflage in the coral reef But Octavia has trouble getting her colors right when she tries to shoot her purple ink cloud Both a fun to read story and a tool for teaching about color and undersea life this children s book is also a lesson in the values of perseverance and practice 9 95 Toy Octopus Toy Plush Octopus Take home a miniature version of Octavia herself the star of this year s Dominion GardenFest of Lights Soft warm and orange this Octavia has arms enough for a lifetime of hugs 20 95 Jasmine Art Glass vase Jasmine Art Glass Vase Fused glass vases created by San Francisco artist Benjamin Chang are functional fine art Overlapping pieces of colored glass are fired just to the melting point when they meld into a unified piece that takes shape as it drapes over a mold Hand painted accent details are applied afterward Each piece is unique and comes with its own black metal display stand 30 Foxgloves Foxgloves Foxgloves keep hands and nails clean in the garden or around the house with classic style and fun colors Preferred by birders outdoor photographers gardeners or anyone who needs comfort style and performance while they work Silicone ovals on the palms provide non slip grip Water resistant cottony soft fabric is breathable tough and resilient Four way stretch provides a snug fit and is rated for maximum sun protection Machine wash dry low heat or line dry 26 95 pair Hori Hori knife Hori Hori Knife Hori means to dig in Japanese but this multi purpose tool is also ideal for use as a knife a saw or a measuring device for planting bulbs Its 7 serrated stainless steel blade is sharp on both sides and comes to a semi sharp point A 5 smooth wooden handle makes it comfortable to use with one or both hands and it stores safely in a black leather scabbard 42 GardenCut Shears GardenCut Shears Joshua Roth shears with their classic red handles are a time honored tool for gardening basket weaving kitchen use and crafts The 2 inch stainless steel blades will cut branches up to ½ in diameter with minimal binding thanks to a sharp chamfer angle The Soft Flex polyvinyl handles are designed for comfort Powerful and durable they are the perfect tool for precision cutting in a variety of applications 35 99 Still not sure How about a Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden gift certificate Garden gift certificates can be used to take a class or for purchases in the Robins Tea House Garden Café or Garden Shop Or give the gift of

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