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  • Knockout Bloom: Thalia Dealbata - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    Employment Contact Us Jun 29th 2014 Knockout Bloom Thalia Dealbata by Jonah Holland by Jonah Holland PR and Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This beauty Thalia dealbata likes to get its feet wet You ll find this hardy water canna in the creek off of Lake Sydnor near the West Island Garden you can also view it from the Lotus Bridge Thalia dealbata 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 California Dreaming Spring like Day Blooms 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 Mulch Mulching in

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  • Daylilies: Gifts of Love & A Great Reason to Seize the Day - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    and some were gifts from amateur hybridizers In fact the Richmond Area Daylily Society continues to have an annual Daylily Show and Sale here at the Garden and continue to hybridize daylilies Because some of the Garden s daylilies were gifts from amateur hybridizers we may not know exactly what cultivar they are They may not actually be a named cultivar at all but a sort of love child created by a passionate daylily fan who wanted to create something new mixing traits of two beloved blooms Personally I think there s an additional beauty and mystery to these very special unlabeled plants that were created with love and given in love While I ve identified some of our daylily photos here but you can be sure if a photo isn t labeled or if there is not a tag by one of our daylilies in the Garden now you know the reason Look closely for the spider You may know most daylily blooms last only one day but each plant has lots of blooms so come see em while you can I can t think of a better reason to seize the day and take time to stop and truly enjoy the beauty of the Garden Scroll down to see more daylily photos Hemerocallis Lavender Frolic Hemerocallis Carolina Cranberry An entire bed of sunshiny Hemerocallis Hemerocallis Hemerocallis Green Flutter Pink day lily contrasting nicely with the blue sky Another shot of the pink day lily Martagon lily Hemerocallis Little Carnation Hemerocallis Plate of Sunshine Hemerocallis Bela Lugosi Hemerocallis Ancient Trail On another note a little bird told me that we ll also be featuring daylily splits at our Fall Plant Sale this year These will be the bare roots of daylilies dug up just before the sale so you

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  • Knockout Blooms: Iris Ensata - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    updating our Twitter feed Instagram Facebook page and of course our blog But did you know that we also have a slideshow of highlights of blooms by month This is a great resource if you are planning an event or a wedding at the Garden and wonder what might be in bloom at a particular time The truth is it can change from year to year For example this year the Iris ensata have been later than typical due to a cooler spring The daylilies on the other hand are running a bit behind In fact this weekend is the Richmond Area Daylily Society Show and Sale hosted here at the Garden even though daylilies are just starting to bloom Mother Nature can be fickle Circling back around This week the Iris ensata are at their peak We ve got so many different cultivars I couldn t capture them all but here s a sampling You ll want to see these beauties in person though the photography just can t do them justice Iris ensata Gold Bound Iris ensata Ise Iris ensata Pin Stripe Iris ensata Reign of Glory Iris sibirica Super Ego Iris ensata Lady in Waiting Glowing iris in the Flagler Garden Iris sibirica Super Ego the waterfall just adds to the experience Iris sibirica Super Ego detail Iris ensata Lady in Waiting 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 California Dreaming Spring like Day Blooms Don t Miss Out Subscribe to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Blog Posts by Topic Blooms Gardens Community

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  • Knockout Blooms: Strawflowers - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    Holland PR and Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Have you ever touched a strawflower Next time you come to the Garden gently touch the petal like bracts Strangely they feel like plastic or straw Now you know why they are called strawflowers Because of their low moisture content they are also good for drying and sometimes called everlasting flowers Photo of strawflower Xerochrysum bracteatum Bondreredem Jumbo Red Ember Dreamtime by Cathy Hoyt Photography 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

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  • The Butterfly Tree is in Bloom - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    packaging solutions provider located here in Richmond Virginia The origami style butterflies decorating the tree are made out of MWV s Tango R Digital Coated Cover paper The tree was on display at Dominion Riverrock May 16 18 2014 which was centered near MWV s corporate headquarters on 5th Street Children visiting Dominion Riverrock decorated lots of paper butterflies which now have a home on our tree It s logical that MeadWestVaco would have a tree display and cover it with paper butterflies forest products are their business Sustainability is also part of their business and they look for opportunities all over the world to practice good corporate citizenship The MeadWestVaco Foundation identifies programs in all of its communities where it can offer volunteer support as well as financial support for worthy endeavors Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is the recipient of a grant this summer supporting our Butterflies LIVE exhibit in the Conservatory As part of its global forestry management efforts MWV recognizes that healthy forests require healthy ecosystems Butterflies are part of the complex of life in a forest and are reflections of the health and robustness of the plants insects and larger animals which co exist in the forest To complement the MWV butterfly tree Lewis Ginter will display other 3 dimensional tree forms and titles from its book collection on forests and forest ecology We share a respect for trees and the environment with MWV and now we share a butterfly tree The tree will be on display through October 12 2014 About Janet Woody I am the librarian at Lewis Ginter and like to talk and read about plants I also enjoying researching Lewis Ginter and our founder Grace Arents Visit me in the library and we ll talk about plants or history or some other

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  • Blooms
    Robins Visitor Center Believe it or not the wingspan can be over 6 inches across Read More May 28th 2015 Spiderwort Nature s Geiger Counter It seems like nearly every garden in Central Virginia has them and they are plentiful here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden too in Flagler and Grace Arents Garden But did you know that Spiderwort or Tradescantia virginiana the plant with the odd name is a detector of radiation In response to low levels of nuclear radiation the filament hairs Read More May 22nd 2015 The Dr Seuss of Flowers Ornamental onions like Allium Ambassador are great late spring to early summer flowers Both kids and adults love them and we often hear visitors say they look like Dr Seuss flowers There are many different types and sizes of ornamental onions white yellow lilac and blue So if you plant a variety of colors and sizes your Read More May 18th 2015 Beauty Break Roses I ve seen our Rose Garden bloom more than a few times in my 8 years here It has a flush if blooms in spring blooms all summer granted with a slow down and has another large flourish of blooms in the fall In fact our annual rose festival Rose Fest is in fall But this year s spring display may Read More May 15th 2015 Celebrating our First Harvest Last week was an important week in the Community Kitchen Garden we made our first harvest of the season On Monday morning I had the pleasure of working with Lewis Ginter volunteer Diane Kerns and HandsOn Greater Richmond volunteer Becky Potter and we harvested 81 pounds of lettuce and kale That s nowhere near the largest Read More May 14th 2015 Peony Parade 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 Photos by Shannon Smith Senior Horticulturist Read More Apr 25th 2015 Meet the Butterflies LIVE Staff by Hilaire Ashworth Assistant Butterfly Curator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We are so excited that the time has finally come for the opening of Butterflies LIVE On behalf of all of the curators we say hello and want to officially introduce ourselves Each butterfly curator was asked a series of questions and we picked some of Read More Apr 24th 2015 A Rainbow of A Million Blooms A Million Blooms continues daily through June 1 2015 Don t miss it Read More Apr 24th 2015 There Was a Crooked Stick by M Christine Watson PR Marketing Intern Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Did you ever wonder how Corylus avellana Contorta got its common name Harry Lauder s Walking Stick Sir Henry Harry Lauder a Scottish vaudeville theater singer and comedian was a rockstar in his day one of the highest paid performer in the world at the time Read More Apr 22nd 2015 Feed me Seymour the

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  • Blooms
    opens this Saturday and we ve been receiving shipments of plants all week This is such an exciting time for the Garden and the first time Read More Mar 6th 2011 March April Spring in the Yard by Janet Woody Librarian Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The best time of year is upon us when warm temperatures encourage new growth that we can almost watch happening Miraculously trees and shrubs are forming new buds perennials are breaking through hellebores and showing off bright new flowers It s a miracle And a great time to Read More Mar 4th 2011 There s A Lot of Pruning Going On in the Rose Garden by Brenda Brown PR Marketing Intern Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Visit the Garden this week and you will most likely see rose beds that are being prepared for this spring You might be wondering why roses are being pruned so early and you may be thinking that fluctuating weather should be a deterrent for Read More Jan 14th 2011 The Winter King by Janet Woody librarian Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Hawthorne trees have something to offer all year round but right now the Winter King is one of the showiest trees in the garden We have three planted together in a striking display on the edge of the west parking lot outside of the Garden Shop westside Visitor Read More Sep 30th 2010 Look for Enhancements to Lewis Ginter s Central Garden West Island Garden by Frank Robinson Executive Director Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden One of the best things about Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is that we just get better and better In early 2011 expect some major enhancements to the Central Garden CG between the Robins Visitors Center top of photo and the Conservatory bottom of photo The proportions Read More Apr 28th 2010 Wordless Wednesday by Laura Mulligan Visitor Services Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Read More Mar 31st 2010 Wordless Wednesday by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Read More Mar 17th 2010 Leaves from the Library Spring is coming to the Garden by Jane Hockaday Library Volunteer Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Many inches of snow and cold temperatures gave us the coldest winter in our area in several years If you re like me you may have wondered if spring was ever coming This week a wonderful spate of warmer weather recently inspired me to walk the paths 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

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  • Knockout Blooms: The Rose Garden! - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    Mission Goals Leadership History News Employment Contact Us May 29th 2014 Knockout Blooms The Rose Garden by Jonah Holland by Jonah Holland PR and Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden May blooms in the Rose Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden To see more photos of the Rose Garden in bloom visit our Facebook album 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 s E news Sign Up Mulch Mulching in Winter Feed me Seymour the Garden

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