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  • en plein air
    with beauty and nature And what better place than Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Not quite as dramatic as stated above but that s almost what Patti Bartol told me as I approached her as she sat quietly painting a lovely watercolor in the dappled shade of Flagler Garden Her mind was at ease as her brush rhythmically dipped in water then paint and finally washed onto paper with stunning results She was capturing the serenity of the dogwoods against azaleas with mottled light Patti Bartol captures the beauty of the Garden with her paints Bartol en plein air artist and art instructor explained to me she took the morning off from life s stresses as a getaway to relax and do something she loves What a better way to rejuvenate than to take a mini vacation away and visit the Garden Take a stroll through the Asian Valley climb the CWD Kids Tree House sit surrounded by the sweet scent of orchids in the Conservatory or reflect on spring s glorious beauty from the Lotus Bridge The Garden has much to offer spaces perfectly designed for peace and meditation And finally walk away with a lesson we all could learn To practice restoring the spirit through a connection with the quiet simple splendors of nature around us doing something we love About M Christine Watson M Christine Watson is PR Marketing Intern at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden She has a great interest in gardening with a background in graphic design photography and experimental art When she isn t in her studio or garden she can be found in the kitchen experimenting in culinary art using many of the herbs and edible plants she grows You May Also Like Winter Interest Inspiration Education Nature California Dreaming Student Teacher Art Show Don

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  • peonies
    Jonah Holland Tree peony Rimpo Paeonia suffruticosa A Million Blooms continues through June 1st That means we have about 3 more weeks for a wonderful parade of flowers peonies iris roses and more Stay tuned for more posts with photos of these beauties Yellow and white peony Yellow herbaceous peony Peonia lactiflora Herbaceous peony in sunlight Yellow and white herbaceous peonies Paeonia lactiflora Photos by Shannon Smith Senior Horticulturist 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 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

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  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Blog
    support local businesses and non profits is by shopping for Christmas presents right here in Richmond I like that my money stays in the Richmond community or better yet stays in Richmond AND helps a local nonprofit Plus my family Read More Nov 7th 2014 I Must Have Flowers Read More Nov 5th 2014 Bank of America Foundation Gives Grant to Support Community Kitchen Garden Edible Display Garden by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator and Scott Hornby Development Writer Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Thank you to the Bank of America Charitable Foundation for providing Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden with a grant that will help support the Community Kitchen Garden and a new Edible Display Garden at Lewis Ginter This year the Community Kitchen Garden has Read More Nov 4th 2014 Native Plants are Nature s Intended by Lynn Kirk Public Relations Writer Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden reprinted with permission from the Richmond Times Dispatch Go native sounds like a tropical chant but actually it s a go green reminder for landscape designs Native plants are the species of perennials shrubs and trees that occur in the region where they evolved They re the flora that nature intended for Read More Nov 3rd 2014 Those Who Bring Sunshine Read More Nov 2nd 2014 Blue Sky Partners with Ginter to Make Hands On Science Education Fun by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We were delighted to have Blue Sky Fund and Richmond Public Schools Bellevue Elementary School 5th graders back at the Garden this week continuing their outdoor science learning We wrote about their first visit to the Garden a few weeks ago The visit had three components service Read More Nov 1st 2014 Fall Back End of Daylight Savings Time Read More Nov 1st 2014 Last Hurrah for Roses by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This year we have lucked out with no hard frost as of yet What this means is that the Rose Garden has had a chance for a second strong bloom Enjoy these beauties today and tomorrow though Sunday night temperatures will fall into the upper Read More Oct 31st 2014 Making Beauty Sustainable Landscape Design That s Pleasing Functional By Kate Pyle PR Marketing Intern Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Making Beauty Sustainable Gillette Forum on Landscape Design at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This was a new experience for me I don t have a background in gardening or landscape design but I was excited and curious Read More Oct 31st 2014 Happy Halloween Read More Oct 30th 2014 Where Did Lewis Ginter s Money Go By Janet Woody Librarian Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Lewis Ginter died in 1897 at age 73 from complications of diabetes The local newspapers of the day The Times and The Dispatch were filled with detailed obituaries covering his entire career and stories of his many acts of kindness and benevolence His entire will was

    Original URL path: http://www.lewisginter.org/blog/page/15/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Conservatory Photo Takes First Place in Local Contest - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    Photo Takes First Place in Local Contest by Jonah Holland by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Photo by Heather Weimer courtesy of the My Great Richmond Photo Contest My Greater Richmond recently sponsored a photo contest all about our wonderful Richmond Region This website is a great place to go and see beautiful photos of the Richmond and the surrounding area and to get ideas for things to go see or do The best part of all The first place winner for Henrico County was a photo of an amazing sunset right here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden So go check out the winning photos Even the submissions that didn t win are really interesting to help us appreciate all the beauty we have here in Richmond And remember Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is part of your community Yes people drive from all over to visit but sometimes it takes a beautiful photo like this to remind us what is in our own backyard 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 Love Hard Work Inspiration The Top 10 Ways We Practice Sustainability Helping Hands of Youth Butterfly Kisses 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

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  • Henrico Master Gardeners Host Henrico Harvest Fair - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    Henrico Master Gardener Association will host the Henrico Harvest Fair Saturday Oct 18th from 9 a m to 4 p m at the Armour House and Gardens at Meadowview Park 4001 Clarendon Road just down Laburnum Avenue from Lewis Ginter Admission to the festival is free Events will include classes demonstrations and family activities related to gardening with topics including winter gardening indoor herbs buiding a rain barrel and more Demonstrations will include beekeeping pruning and composting along with hands on activities In addition to adult classes which are 10 there will also be 8 classes for children grade K 5 Pre registration is required and the form can be accessed online or by calling 501 5160 In addition The Master Gardener Association will hold its Green Elephant Sale of garden related books tools and plants And over 20 vendors will sell their products and services The Harvest Fair is presented in cooperation with the Henrico Extension Office and the Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks and will be held rain or shine 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

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  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Blog
    an article on the prevalence of you guessed it garden blogs Yes it is true the article points out that this may seem like a strange match at first but actually it makes sense We already Read More Oct 30th 2008 Some Thoughts on Trees by Frank Robinson Executive Director Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden You may have noticed an article in the Richmond Times Dispatch on October 28 about a moratorium on cutting down trees in the City while City Council reviews its current policy on tree removal I stepped into this issue last week when I was asked to assist Read More Oct 28th 2008 Podcasting about Lawn and Leaf Management What Will They Think of Next I love modern technology How can you not love it when you can listen to a podcast on Lawn and Leaf Managment Leave Them Alone from the Virginia Cooperative Extension Plus get added tips on how to make compost from yard waste Tidbits such as this might just change your perspective on how to manage your leaves this fall Read More Oct 24th 2008 Marc Cathey A Legend in Gardening A Man Before His Time Adrian Higgins over at the Washington Post wrote a nice piece earlier this month on Marc Cathey former director of the U S National Arboretum who died Oct 8th at the age of 79 I have to admit before reading Mr Higgin s piece I had not heard of Mr Cathey But he sounds like a man Read More Oct 23rd 2008 Gardening in an Era of Climate Change Is the Sky Really Falling by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden With Lewis Ginter gearing up to host Gardening in an Era of Climate Change Is the Sky Really Falling Feb 4 5 and 6 I ve been thinking about educating myself on how much has actually changed with the climate I m finding some good resources The Read More Oct 16th 2008 Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Strives to be Green by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Everyone knows that Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is full of green plants but did you know that Lewis Ginter is also always trying to think of new ways that it can be green to the environment Recently I ve found out Lewis Ginter is doing alot Read More Oct 14th 2008 Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Featured in the News Check out this great article from the Richmond Times Dispatch about how Lewis Ginter is helping Virginia s First Lady Anne Holton bring dried botanical decorations to an elaborate tree in the Governor s Mansion Virginia first lady Anne Holton wanted this year s official tree to replicate one Smith did last year for the Ginter library as part Read More Oct 14th 2008 Henrico Extension Office Offers Master Gardener Class Want to learn more about gardening If you have Tuesday and Thursday mornings free here s the perfect way to become an expert

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  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Blog
    the walkways And practically at the same time Lewis Read More Jan 28th 2010 Winter Entertainment in the Children s Garden The Birds by Erin Wright Children s Garden Educator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden One of the favorite wintertime activities of the Children s Garden staff is bird watching We hang feeders outside of our office windows and keep them well stocked The most popular feeder is outside of the kitchen window of the Children s Garden Carriage House where we Read More Jan 26th 2010 Leaves from the Library You Can t See the Forest Without the Trees by Jane Hockaday Library Volunteer Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Each year the Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society makes a donation to Lewis Ginter s Lora M Robins Library They graciously allow our librarian Maggie Southwick to select the titles to be added to our collection so that we have a very comprehensive and Read More Jan 15th 2010 NPR Features Lives of the Trees Lewis Ginter Features Trees by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden My husband came home from work the other day telling me I had to listen to this story on NPR about trees NPR was interviewing Diana Wells author of the new book Lives of the Trees An Uncommon History exploring people s relationship with trees Read More Jan 6th 2010 The Spirit of Movement in the Garden by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden One of the things I really like about working at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is that the Garden is always looking at new ways it can serve the community and its members while staying true to its mission of horticulture and education Like nature the Read More Jan 1st 2010 The Heart of Winter in the Garden by 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 Dec 11th 2009 Community Kitchen Garden All Good Things Must Come to an End But Only Temporarily by Janine Butler Garden Volunteer Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Sadly this will be the last edition of blog posts about the Community Kitchen Garden for this growing season We have harvested the last of the fall crops and the vegetable garden is being put to bed until next spring Last week we delivered the remaining cabbages Read More Dec 4th 2009 At Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We Love to Teach by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Here at Lewis Ginter one of the causes nearest to our heart is education Education of children education of parents education of gardeners amateur and expert alike and education of teachers We love it that the Richmond community sees us as

    Original URL path: http://www.lewisginter.org/blog/page/58/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Blog
    else noticed the multitude of acorns this year Aside from unsteady footing have you ever wondered what all those acorns mean Some say you can predict the weather by how many acorns are on the ground Something to do with how the squirrels Read More Nov 4th 2009 Community Kitchen Garden Stinky Tomatoes and More Chores by Janine Butler Garden Volunteer Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The growing season may be over but there s still plenty to be done in the Community Kitchen Garden and a little bit of rain doesn t stop the volunteers at Lewis Ginter Last week we had a good crew show up regardless of the rain and we picked Read More Nov 4th 2009 Come Visit our Human Sundial in the Children s Garden by Erin Wright Children s Garden Educator and Horticulturist Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Working in the Children s Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is always a lot of fun the staff here loves learning about nature as much as we like teaching kids about it Krissi one of the Program Developers in the Children s Garden Read More Oct 29th 2009 Dew Covered Rose Conservatory in Background by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Read More Oct 28th 2009 Richmond Places Greater Importance on Trees Parks by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It looks like Richmond is looking at its trees and its parks more seriously these days Ever since our symposium Green Tonic Urban Gardening for Health Wholeness back in August I ve been thinking more about the city s parks and trees and apparently so has Read More Oct 24th 2009 Gurglepots Buddha Boards and More By Beth Monroe Public Relations and Marketing Director Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This year Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is hosting the Museum Stores of Richmond s Holiday Shoppers Fair Friday Nov 6 Saturday Nov 7 Fifteen Richmond area museum stores in one place for two days Talk about interesting gift ideas When I glanced through the Read More Oct 16th 2009 Land Conservation is Good for the Economy Really by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden In preparation for the Gillette Forum which is coming up in less than 2 short weeks I was reading the ASLA s blog The Dirt Know what I found out America added 5 000 acres of parkland in the last year That is alot of land Also Read More Oct 15th 2009 Obama s Kitchen Garden Available for Tours This Weekend by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Want to see Michele Obama s Kitchen Garden Now is your chance According to US News World Report this weekend the White House garden and grounds will be open for free tours Thanks to Red White Grew for letting us know The tour is Read More Oct 14th 2009 Wordless Wednesday by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden After reading the Garden

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