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  • Blue Sky Fund... Nothing but Blue Skies - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    team planted celery transplants with perfect spacing 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 how we treat ourselves others and the environment Stewardship by caring for our environment our community our volunteers and our financial resources Members of the Blue Sky Fund volunteered in the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden earlier this month and really put those core values on display To be candid having teens work in the CKG can be a little nerve racking at times Attention spans sometimes can be very brief which affects productivity These young people asked questions wanted to learn and worked hard very hard at heavy weeding mulching and planting The group was a joy to be around and their energy was infectious The Blue Sky Fund Outdoor Leadership Institute crew loved working in Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden s Community Kitchen Garden We got to work in the fresh air and the sunshine for the betterment of our community and we maybe even learned a thing or two about integrated pest management and how deep we should plant our okra You can t ask much more from a Saturday morning said Steven Cottam Blue Sky Fund Adventure Programs Manager 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 Student Teacher Art Show Don t Miss Out Subscribe

    Original URL path: http://www.lewisginter.org/blue-sky-fund-nothing-but-blue-skies/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Knockout Blooms: Peonies - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    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 to share with you all our most dedicated fans Enjoy Paeonia Archangle Pure light Blooms and buds with morning dew Peonies in the Asian Valley I ve always wanted to call these Sunny Side Up Paeonia Irwin Altman 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 California Dreaming Spring like Day Blooms Volcanoes vs Doughnuts 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

    Original URL path: http://www.lewisginter.org/knockout-blooms-peonies/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Knockout Blooms: Siberian Iris 'Blue Moon' - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    History News Employment Contact Us May 9th 2014 Knockout Blooms Siberian Iris Blue Moon by Jonah Holland 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 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 California Dreaming Spring like Day Blooms Volcanoes vs Doughnuts 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

    Original URL path: http://www.lewisginter.org/knockout-blooms-siberian-iris-blue-moon/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Banking on the Community Kitchen Garden - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    the Community Kitchen Garden on April 16 For the second year in a row the group was organized by Barrett Taylor General Manager of the Short Pump Banking Center Barrett is the lovely wife of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden s Patrick O Hagan gardener The group of volunteers braved a very chilly start to the morning with the wind chill temperature at freezing or below but warmed up quickly with a series of heavy tasks including weeding planting beds laying cardboard and mulching pathways The group also thinned turnip seedlings and a lucky few potted up tomato transplants in the comfy Massey Greenhouse On behalf of the Garden FeedMore and our community we thank Bank of America for their continued support About Brian Vick Brian Vick was Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator from 2008 2013 You May Also Like What s Cooking in The Community Kitchen Garden Butterfly Rockstar Mina Craft Beer Craze A Hippopotamus sized Harvest 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

    Original URL path: http://www.lewisginter.org/banking-on-the-community-kitchen-garden/ (2016-02-13)
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  • America the Beautiful - Meet Beautiful RVA - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    America the Beautiful Meet Beautiful RVA by Jonah Holland by Jonah Holland Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Public Relations Marketing Coordinator Tree peony Shima Daijin in the rain Did you know that April is Keep America Beautiful Month I didn t either til the folks over at Dropcam reminded me Before April is over I wanted to take a few moments to appreciate the beauty here in Richmond and specifically here at the Garden There s so much beauty all over the Richmond Region and I would argue the rain only makes the blooms more beautiful So weather you are off to see Historic Garden Week in Virginia in town for the Collegiate Road National Championships this week or just touring Carytown be sure to stop and appreciate the beauty that is all around us here in Richmond and across the state And if you are inspired to make a MORE beautiful RVA consider joining the BeautifulRVA coalition we ll be posting info about the next meeting soon 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

    Original URL path: http://www.lewisginter.org/america-the-beautiful-meet-beautiful-rva/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Riding the Weather Roller Coaster - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    Botanical Garden March 17 Winged or Flaming Euonymus branches stand ready to support sugar snap peas We started our formal schedule of Saturday and Monday morning volunteer sessions in the Community Kitchen Garden on April 12 and we ve had a wild ride on the Central Virginia weather roller coaster snow heat then frost At this point we ve planted red potatoes lettuce sugar snap peas leeks red onions Swiss chard turnips and beets and we ve done a ton of work preparing beds and pathways So far this season we ve had assistance from 45 volunteers six HandsOn Greater Richmond registrants four Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden volunteers Catherine Doucette Sara Buczkowski Nack Pring and Gary Pantaleo longtime Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden seasonal gardener Lisa Shiffert and her son Wylie three Starbucks partners led by Heidi Schlaudt and 30 Bank of America volunteers Look for a future blog post on Bank of America visit April 10 Sugar snap peas are up We ve also already made one delivery of fresh produce to FeedMore But we didn t grow it it was fourteen pounds of fresh broccoli raab donated from the garden of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Member Vincent Pustizzi Broccoli raab donated to FeedMore s Community Kitchen by Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Member Vincent Pustizzi About Brian Vick Brian Vick was Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator from 2008 2013 You May Also Like California Dreaming Volcanoes vs Doughnuts Preparing Plants for Snow Gardening Trends for 2016 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

    Original URL path: http://www.lewisginter.org/riding-the-weather-roller-coaster/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Yummy Cauliflorous Inflorescence - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    trunk and branches of woody plants as opposed to the ends of the twigs In this case we re looking at the ubiquitous eastern redbud Cercis canadensis which happens to be a legume member of the bean family Fabaceae Native Americans consumed redbud flowers raw or boiled and ate roasted seeds That s the green seed pods not the mature seed pods The flowers contain anthocyanins Images abound on the web picturing beautiful salads garnished with redbud blooms and the blooms visible through the translucent rice wrappers of spring rolls How appropriate spring redbud blooms spring rolls Florescent flowers 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 Spring like Day Blooms Student Teacher Art Show 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

    Original URL path: http://www.lewisginter.org/yummy-cauliflorous-inflorescence/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Spring Secrets Along the Woodland Walk - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    of the Garden Colorful and showy they stand out and we adore them Tulips are in bloom now at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and people are busy photographing them like paparazzi stalking the latest celebrity I was one of those people today until Garden horticulturist George Cowart asked if I wanted to see something really special He pointed out flowers I had walked past and never noticed in the Flagler Garden These beauties were indescribably delicate dancing in the morning sun like fairy flowers Epimedium grandiflorum Album I had heard of spring ephemerals before but had never really searched for them in the Garden They re called ephemerals because their flowers and leaves do not last long they re designed to take advantage of early spring sunlight reaching the forest floor before a thick canopy of leaves develops overhead Once George began pointing them out I noticed ephemerals in many places Bishops Hat Epimedium myrianthum If you re visiting over the next couple of day to see the tulips I d encourage you to also look for these spring ephemerals in the Flagler Garden s Woodland Walk You may have to search a bit but it is well worth the effort Bishops Hat Epimedium grandiflorum Rose Queen Trillium catesbaei About Beth Monroe Beth Monroe is public relations and marketing director at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden She feels honored to be part of a team connecting people and plants to improve our community You May Also Like Winter Interest Inspiration Education Nature Spring like Day Blooms Student Teacher Art Show 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

    Original URL path: http://www.lewisginter.org/spring-secrets-along-the-woodland-walk/ (2016-02-13)
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