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  • Need a Reason to Visit the Garden This Weekend? - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    11th 2014 Need a Reason to Visit the Garden This Weekend by Jonah Holland Here s one reason Now go find the 999 999 others A bloom at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Photo by Cathy Hoyt Plus this is Heritage Weekend at Historic Bloemendaal full of music and activities highlighting the Garden s past as we celebrate the Garden s 30th anniversary 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 De Lighting Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 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 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

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  • Growing a Love of Daffodils - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    was fortunate to be present as a Garden employee and a mom of one of the Scouts The room was a sea of green and gold as the girls learned about daffodils and some basics of floral design Margaret moved from table to table handing out bunches of blooms like a daffodil fairy godmother The Virginia Daffodil Society supplied daffodils for the workshop The Scouts immediately set to work using pencils to make holes in the oasis foam for the daffodils tender stalks They mixed and matched branches greens and other plant material gathered from home gardens Some embellished arrangements using colorful curled pipe cleaners At the end of the workshop the finished baskets were lined up on the stage in the Garden s auditorium Seen this way the creativity and diversity of each one was evident Margaret took the time to photograph every girl with her respective arrangement pausing to offer compliments Each arrangement showed creativity and diversity Driving home I asked my daughter if she had enjoyed herself and what she had learned It was fun she said I learned there are eleven different classifications of daffodils I was impressed The girls began to explore other uses for daffodils Each girl will receive a Girl Scout patch for her efforts And if Margaret has her way they ll have something much more a life long love of daffodils You can see the Junior Artistic Arrangement Show at the Virginia Daffodil Society Show on Saturday April 5 2014 from 2 5 p m and Sunday April 6 2014 from 10 a m 3 45 p m at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The show is included with regular Garden admission About Beth Monroe Beth Monroe is public relations and marketing director at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden She feels honored to

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  • The Cherry Blossoms are in Peak Bloom This Week! - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    Calendar About Mission Goals Leadership History News Employment Contact Us Apr 3rd 2014 The Cherry Blossoms are in Peak Bloom This Week by Jonah Holland Photos and text by Jonah Holland Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Public Relations Marketing Coordinator Pictured Yoshino cherry Prunus yedoensis during peak bloom in front of the Conservatory 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 De Lighting Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 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 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 s

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  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Named 2nd Best Garden in North America - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    2nd 2014 Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Named 2nd Best Garden in North America by Jonah Holland by Jonah Holland Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Public Relations Marketing Coordinator Wow With your help we were just named USAToday Travel s 10Best Readers Choice 2nd Best Public Garden in North America Thank you Libby McMillan Content Manager and Senior Editor for USA Today wouldn t reveal the number of votes the Garden received but says I will tell you you ve run a very impressive campaign This has been the second most popular contest in the history of Readers Choice so a top ten finish is REALLY saying something America loves its gardens more than any of us knew Congratulations to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square Pennsylvania who came in first place and The Butchart Gardens in British Colombia Canada who came in third Want more Here s the full list of the Top 10 North American Gardens chosen by the readers of USA Today and 10Best 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 2015 A Stellar Year 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

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  • Community Kitchen Garden: Look Back, Spring Forward - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    Over the five years of the Community Kitchen Garden s operation our efforts have produced 46 585 lbs or 23 3 tons of high quality fresh produce to support FeedMore programs in Central Virginia That amount of produce has supplemented 186 340 meals with the nutrition provided by fresh vegetables We had numerous star performers in 2013 in addition to our fabulous volunteers including Jasper cherry tomatoes 937 lbs Mission bell eggplant 1 833 lbs Swiss chard 379 lbs turnips 448 lbs Red Pontiac potatoes 626 lbs and we even grew 54 lbs of nice celery an accomplishment because celery isn t recommended for this area by the Virginia Cooperative Extension Spring and summer planting plans for 2014 are set Click on the garden layouts and the image will enlarge for easier viewing We ve already sown seed in the Massey Greenhouse for beets Swiss chard lettuce celery leeks onions oregano parsley basil and other items and the greenhouse activity will continue through March The 2014 plans include the implementation of a four year plant family crop rotation plan Note the Zone segmentation which will allow us to implement a 3 year plant family crop rotation system Click on the garden layouts and the image will enlarge for easier viewing Click on the garden layouts and the image will enlarge for easier viewing Springing ahead in anticipation of last week s snowstorm we started our planting of Red Pontiac seed potatoes thanks to long time seasonal gardener Lisa Shiffert and her son Wylie who volunteered for the day Volunteer Wylie Shiffert plants Red Pontiac seed potatoes If you or your organization would like to get involved on the ground floor with the 2014 Community Kitchen Garden call or email Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Brian Vick 804 307 0428 email protected

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  • Spring is Trying so Hard! - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    being the the vernal equinox and official start of spring I thought you might enjoy some photos of the Garden in bloom This has been a long and snowy winter but our blooms are hardy and still look lovely despite the harsh treatment of ice and snow with a little polar vortex thrown in Enjoy the photos I see there is another forecast of snow in our future Lily of the valley bush Pieris japonica Dorothy Wycoff Daffodils in the rain Narcissus large cup daffodil Gigantic Star Helleborus orientalis or Lenten rose with snow in the background 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

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  • These Blooms will Transport You to the Tropics! - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    a variety of breathtaking Phalaenopsis hybrids moth orchids and Paphiopedilum hybrids slipper orchids Cattlianthe Gold Digger Orchid Jungle HCC AOS Tom Purviance and John Salventi with Martha Stewart If you d like an overview of orchids or need to brush up your orchid knowledge there s Orchid Immersion Day on March 15 Tom Purviance and John Salventi founders and former owners of Parkside Orchid Nursery near Philadelphia present a full day of orchid related topics They encourage registrants to bring an orchid for evaluation discuss what makes an orchid an orchid the finer points of growing them under lights how and when to repot and more They have more than 36 years of experience in growing prize worthy orchids and have appeared on national TV on the Martha Stewart Show They regularly teach orchid workshops and classes at Longwood Gardens and now have a website and business presence as Everything About Orchids Come and we give you morning coffee and a delicious lunch too Want more detail Here s the full agenda There a still a few spots left so register now Also on March 15 the Virginia Orchid Society will have orchids for sale in the Robins Visitors Center atrium you do not have to be enrolled in Orchid Immersion Day John and Tom will have some selected plants available also White Guarianthe skinneri On March 18 take advantage of rescheduling caused by the recent weather unpleasantness and join Garden Conservatory horticulturist Karin Stretchko and greenhouse horticulturist Laurel Matthew for Ginter in the Morning where they take you behind the scenes in our newly renovated greenhouse and show you how the spectacular public orchid displays are put together Come for Orchid Immersion Day find an orchid at the Virginia Orchid Society Sale join the March 18 tour free for

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  • Blooming Now: Reticulated Iris & Cornelian Cherry Dogwood - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    Feb 26th 2014 Blooming Now Reticulated Iris Cornelian Cherry Dogwood by Jonah Holland by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Iris reticulata or reticulated iris are blooming this week in Grace Arents Garden Cornelian cherry or Cornus mas is a member if the dogwood family You ve got to love anything that adds this much color to the Garden by blooming in February 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

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