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  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Blog
    The efforts typically lead to fertilization for seed and fruit production which directly Read More Aug 25th 2015 Meet Intern Will Eichenberger On his first day of work as an intern Will Eichenberger helped water a honeybee hive something many high schoolers would find daunting But Will though visually impaired went about the task with aplomb Will a rising junior from Charlottesville Va joined the Garden as an intern in a partnership with the Virginia Rehabilitation Center Read More Aug 23rd 2015 Butterfly Rockstar Mina Sometimes you just get lucky with the camera That s what happened earlier this week when we had our staff huddle a weekly 15 minute stand up staff meeting next to the Community Kitchen Garden My colleague Lucy Coggin and I were geeking out about the Spanish flag Ipomoea lobata I was giddy at what she was whispering to Read More Aug 21st 2015 Mother Nature to the Rescue Rome wasn t built in a day But last week in the Children s Garden an entire river town was created destroyed by pollution and erosion and then rebuilt to withstand those same destructive forces It took less than an hour The architects city planners and construction crews were part of Green Adventure Summer Camp Nature Expeditions Read More Aug 19th 2015 A Rare Tree Blooms at Ginter Emmenopterys henryi is a tree made famous by the legendary botanist Ernest Wilson who described the tree as one of the most strikingly beautiful trees of Chinese forests The first time this species bloomed in North America was in 1994 Lucky for you this beauty blooms early every August Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden You ll notice the funnel shaped Read More Aug 17th 2015 Meet Mayor s Youth Academy Intern Mia Washington Mia Washington is the Children s Garden Mayor s Youth Academy intern for the summer of 2015 She assists with daily operations horticulture and helps support our various educational programs Mia has participated in the Mayor s Youth Academy for many years and we are thankful she shared her finishing year with us Take it away Mia My Read More Aug 15th 2015 Growing Mr McGregor s Garden What do you get when you cross a classic children s tale with the imaginations of fifteen 4 and 5 year olds in a lush garden setting A week long camp chock full of veggie tastic fun Inspired by Beatrix Potter s The Tale of Peter Rabbit campers planted Mr McGregor s vegetable seeds radishes carrots and lettuce and ate blackberries like Flopsy Mopsy Read More Aug 13th 2015 Meet Children s Garden Intern Kittie Storey Meet Children s Garden Summer Intern Kittie Storey Kittie works with our Youth Volunteer Summer Program on Tuesdays and Thursdays helping with supervision horticulture knowledge and by being a positive role model She also leads our Food Production chat Kittie holds a Bachelor s of Science in Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University and has interned at Tricycle Gardens as Read More Aug

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  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Blog
    these creatures are Typically I will allow guests to touch and feel a butterfly s wings after they have ended Read More Jul 25th 2015 A Partnership for the Future My name is Lia Bazemore and I am interning here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden through an organization called Partnership for the Future Partnership for the Future is an organization that provides high schools students in Richmond with college prep courses personal development workshops and saving incentives With the help of business partners they also Read More Jul 23rd 2015 A Hippopotamus sized Harvest This is turning out to be a very successful season in the the Community Kitchen Garden It s the second week of July and this week we delivered 518 lbs of fresh vegetables to Feedmore s Community Kitchen This brings our total for the season to just over 3 000 lbs To put that into perspective here are Read More Jul 22nd 2015 Can You Find the Art Door Walk through a doorway and something magical happens You re in a different place Perhaps you return to a familiar world filled with memories and people you love Or maybe you enter a new space leaving an old life behind and taking your first steps into a bright new future A doorway is about transition no matter where it takes you Maybe you Read More Jul 18th 2015 Let s Celebrate Moths This year s National Moth Week is July 18 26 2015 and we would like you to join in the celebration To help we re sharing some key characteristics to help you tell the differences between moths and butterflies But first what do they have in common They both are insects belonging to the Lepidoptera order In Greek lepido translates Read More Jul 14th 2015 Garden Times Online Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden s mission is education and our passion is bringing people and plants together to improve our community We hope that Garden Times does just that teaching you something connecting you to plants and inspiring you to visit us As a non profit working toward more sustainable practices we ve uploaded a digital Read More Jul 8th 2015 Meet Horticulturist Chelsea Mahaffey One of the best things about working at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is our staff Recently we hired several new horticulturists and interns and as we are getting to know them we thought you d enjoy getting to know them too Today meet Chelsea Mahaffey our new Conservatory Horticulturist I ve known Chelsea for a few weeks now She Read More Jul 5th 2015 Rose Rosette Disease Rose rosette disease is a funny thing At first it doesn t look like there s a problem with your roses it just looks like there is alot of new growth and the foliage is more pliant more red and almost furry instead of prickley Did you know that roses have prickles not thorns Botanically speaking thorns Read More Jul 2nd 2015 CarMax FREE Fourth

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  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Blog
    Welcome summer Here s what we delivered beets 73 lbs squash zucchini 324 lbs celery 38 lbs kale 10 lbs eggplant Read More Jun 18th 2015 Thank You Butterflies This week June 15 21 is National Pollinator Week Pollinators are essential to our food supply and natural environment Did you know that one in three bites of everything we eat is thanks to a pollinator One way you can help pollinators is by planting host and nectar plants for native butterflies and bees Other pollinators Read More Jun 17th 2015 Lunch with the First Lady It s been two weeks since Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden sent Amina Abdulkadir and Lilah Monroe to help with the season s first harvest in the White House Kitchen Garden yet the two still can t quite believe it As Amina said It s not every day you meet the First Lady Amina a fourth grader at Ridge Elementary Read More Jun 16th 2015 Unearthly Delights Sci Fi Plants for Your Garden Ok I m a nerd A science fiction nerd Plants trees and vegetation have figured prominently in science fiction literature and movies for decades As an avid garden nerd as well I delight in striking and unusual plants Take for instance the pods from The Body Snatchers the red weed from War of the Worlds and the Ents Read More Jun 14th 2015 Volunteer s Bountiful Harvest This week Genworth Financial sent another great group of volunteers to work in the Community Kitchen Garden The volunteers helped harvest 159 lbs of fresh vegetables to take to Feedmore s Community Kitchen our largest donation of the season so far This donation brings our year to date total to 461 lbs The harvest included spring crops like kale and Read More Jun 13th 2015 Reflections on Mother s Day Last Mother s Day was our seventh Mother s Day spent enjoying Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden with my family and my best friend s family You ve likely read about some of our other adventures on this blog before As usual we had a wonderful time but every year brings something new New additions My son is now 21 months Read More Jun 12th 2015 Volunteering as Learning According to Richard Louv Childhood memories of contact with nature involve a deep sensory imprint of texture smell color sound and taste Louv 2005 Most of my childhood memories involve food much of which was grown by my grandparents I remember following my grandfather s tractor picking potatoes out of the ground and I still find Read More Jun 11th 2015 1st Graders Volunteer in Children s Garden Recently the Richmond Waldorf School reached out to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden our Children s Garden in particular as they sought to fulfill one of their 10 values That schools should awaken social responsibility service to community and stewardship of the earth One of the parents from the 1st grade class Katie Adams Parrish explains One of the reasons that

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  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Blog
    a few weeks I have already witnessed and captured some seemingly small but profound events On one such occurrence I was able to capture Read More May 30th 2015 Pink Poppies Oh My Being a volunteer at the Garden means you sometimes get the best view of the blooms Plus you have an insider s perspective on the Garden When horticulture volunteer Hillary Liddick emailed me earlier this week she was so cute My husband got me a way too fancy camera for my birthday this month so I m trying to put Read More May 29th 2015 Cecropia Silkmoth Makes a Big Impression This Cecropia silkmoth Hyalophora cecropia is beautiful enough to be in our Butterflies LIVE exhibit but actually it s not from the exhibit at all Horticulturist Leah Purdy found this beauty outside on a winter Daphne on the North Terrace just outside the 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 20th 2015 Memorial Day FREE for Military On Memorial Day Monday May 25 2015 only the Garden will offer FREE admission for military personnel and or their dependents with valid military ID card This includes veterans too with ID Anyone else in your party non dependents can receive half price admission We hope you enjoy our Gardens and Butterflies LIVE exhibit If you are bringing the Read More May 19th 2015 Artist Pam Rogers Field Investigations Arlington based artist Pam Rogers is innately drawn to the natural world The paintings in her new show Field Investigations on display at Ginter Gallery II spring from that fascination Rogers uses handmade plant and soil pigments traditional inks graphite and water based media She collects materials for her paintings wherever she goes to use in her paintings 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

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  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Blog
    Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 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 Read More Sep 18th 2008 Henrico Master Gardeners Host Henrico Harvest Fair The 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 Read More Posts Navigation Page Page 1 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Don t Miss Out Subscribe to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Blog Support our Mission GIVE Now 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

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  • Love + Hard Work = Inspiration - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    off very frankly his range of emotions miserable energetic happy utopia And even though his stroke was on the right side of his brain his language center on the left side was affected That s how severe his stroke was Don Walters the devil with Ashley Gordon the angel Walters daughter Amy looks on Don is truly an inspiration He s been the hardest worker I ve ever seen in my 2 5 years at WestPort Gordon says And perhaps that is the best testament These are the people who have watched his journey and his progress and they have documented each turn Gordon showed me a video of Walters on his third day in Richmond partially to illustrate his progress and partially to share a funny story In the video Walters is wildly swinging a lasso over his head We found out he worked on a ranch and I guess that is right where our mind went cowboy In actuality Don Walters managed and developed perennial gardens in Montana at Shooting Star Ranch and was not a cowboy at all Walters playfully describes the ranch as 5 000 acres of grizzly bears mountain lions 20 degrees Fahrenheit lots of snow with 67 miles of dirt road He also describes it as majestic He showed me a slide show of many of the beautiful gardens there featuring lupine Gaillardia blanket flower bee balm poppies Rudbeckia black eyed Susan shasta daisies and roses all plants we have here at Lewis Ginter He explained that in his work he partnered with Montana State University in a native grasses study Right up our alley In addition to being a plant lover and gardener Walters has always been an avid a runner His daughter Amy who is also a Garden member said The first thing he did when he woke up from the stroke was to ask for his Nike Pegasus shoes size 11 But they wouldn t even let him get up for a week When they did let him get up and move about she explained one of his first outings was here Donald Walters and Ashley Gordon his physical therapy assistant Walters finding Inspiration Sitting and chatting with Walters he alternates between his humble reality and hope He has a clear vision for where he wants to be for where he sees himself He switches between joy and sadness in a matter of seconds I m going to run within 2 weeks he says W hen I give him a look of surprise he confirms 2 weeks from today At the same time he concedes I have not run in 2 to 3 years Discouraging Depressing The 5k race here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden turned out to be a perfect fit for of combination of Walters interests plants and running I knew Walters was a frequent visitor here when happily gave me suggestions for a few plants we should add to our collection Daughter Amy Walters supporting her father during

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  • 10 Ways to Help the Environment
    percent recycled plastic and 50 percent recycled wood Even the shingles on the CWDKids Tree House are made of recycled rubber Eat or drink refreshments served by Meriwether Godsey the Garden s caterer next time you visit and you will be using fully compostable hot cups napkins made of 100 percent recycled fiber and food containers manufactured from a corn based product Lots and lots of pots 4 Using LED lights less is more Almost 95 percent of the 30 miles of twinkling strands that will make Dominion GardenFest of Lights come alive this year have been converted to LED That s 520 000 little bulbs on 7 300 strands helping to a big difference in energy consumption at the Garden 5 Creating and preserving wildlife habitat nurturing nature Monarch Watch has recognized the Garden as an official Monarch Waystation where migrating monarch butterflies can find milkweed to help nourish adults and host their larvae Nesting bluebirds get help competing for scarce woodland habitat from volunteers at the Garden who maintain 14 bluebird boxes along the Garden s Bird Trail And plants throughout the Garden are selected with an eye to attracting and supporting native pollinators Our feathered friends find shelter in 14 houses along the Blue Bird Trail 6 Applying natural fertilizer what goes around comes around Beginning in 2012 Bermuda grass turf throughout the Garden was top dressed with organic compost adding extra nutrients to the soil and over time reducing the need for synthetic fertilizers The compost It was acquired with compost credits generously donated to the Garden by WestRock which they earned by diverting food scraps from their cafeteria Compost arrives at the Community Kitchen Garden where it will fertilize vegetables to feed hungry children and seniors 7 Employing natural predators fight fire with fire The Garden follows an Integrated Pest Management policy that limits pesticide use to the least toxic effective products available Imagine the ecosystem of the Conservatory the perfect environment for imported unwanted insect pests It is also the ideal situation for us to fight back with biological controls Our first line of defense is simple housekeeping or hand removal But natural predators most bugs have their nemesis are our secret weapon 8 Using mechanical controls friends with benefits Planting vegetables in the Community Kitchen Garden alongside the herbs and scented perennials that appeal to predator insects is an easy solution to the problem of pests We have also used a team of hungry goats to devour overgrown brush and invasive poison ivy in undeveloped areas of the Garden They provide harmless but effective weed control as well as fertilizer Poison ivy yum 9 Filtering water cleaning up our act Look closely in the water the next time you cross the Lotus Bridge over Sydnor Lake The tiny island on the southeast side is not an island at all It is a pad of shredded plastic drink bottles that have been repurposed with the help of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation called the Floating

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  • HandsOn Greater Richmond Youth Philanthropy Project
    they attend and their favorite volunteering project so far But my favorite question was What do you like better cake or pie It was great to see everyone start laughing and get excited about the day I think we thought about cake and pie all day Youth volunteers picking off cabbage worms in the Community Kitchen Garden After the team building we divided into groups half worked harvesting sweet potatoes and picking off cabbage worms in the Community Kitchen Garden benefiting FeedMore The other half came with me to the Children s Garden My group helped replant Alliums and Narcissus that we were moving to a new location I showed them how to space the bulbs and how deep to plant them They got to use some creativity and lay out where to plant the bulbs As part of the HandOn Day program the Children s Garden received a stipend we used this money to purchase plants that we will use to teach students and teachers that visit us for field trips and workshops at the Garden The group help plant all of these as well It was so great to have all that help While we were planting I listened It was wonderful to hear the laughter and stories of 15 students becoming friends sharing about other volunteer experiences and how it makes them feel to volunteer By the end of the morning it was as if they were one team working together for a common goal Youth volunteer Prakrit Shukla from Atlee High School agreed If I could say anything about HandsOn Day 2015 it would be that it reminded me of why I began volunteering in the first place Spending the day at beautiful Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden allowed time for reflection service and bonding three of

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