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  • The Sweet Sounds of Creating & Playing with Music - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    any bamboo we could spare we were thrilled Bamboo as you may know is highly invasive and without people or pandas to eat the young shoots here at the Garden it was growing fast McGraw associate professor of music wanted his students to make from start to finish their own instruments When I heard about this I have to say I imagined flutes and recorders I imagined xylophones but I never ever imagined a musical marble run installation This is a beautiful thing A very beautiful thing People and plants coming together to improve communities The Garden get rid of an invasive species the University of Richmond students get to learn how to engineer their own instruments and Canterbury Community Nursery School gets a wonderful musical toy This benefits the garden because bamboo can become very invasive and the University of Richmond students are helping us to control it by harvesting it We are so glad that the bamboo can be repurposed for an educational cause says Director of Horticulture Grace Chapman What a wonderful thing they created with our invasive weeds If you d like to learn more about the project and see photos of last fall s harvest you can read about it on our blog 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 Student Teacher Art Show Love Hard Work Inspiration 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

    Original URL path: http://www.lewisginter.org/the-sweet-sounds-of-creating-playing-with-music/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Mark Catesby Visits the Library - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    and added many to his plant illustrations He was not overly concerned with proportional representation and this made for some interesting combinations For example his bison is humorously dwarfed by the Pseudo Acacia it stands under print RL26090 This tree is now known as Robinia pseudoacacia or black locust Catesby s bison and pseudoacacia On his return to England after the second trip 1722 26 Catesby learned to etch his own plates so that his original drawings could be reproduced The original watercolors were purchased by George III in 1768 and are owned by the Royal Library at Windsor Castle To celebrate the 60 th anniversary of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and the 300 th anniversary of Catesby s arrival in Virginia they are for the first time being reproduced for publication Addison Publications of London offered us facsimiles for display during the time our garden is hosting the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries annual meeting April 29 May 3 I had the pleasure and challenge of selecting 15 facsimiles for display all were selected based on their representation of Virginia plants animals birds insects and reptiles I like to imagine how our woods and fields looked to Catesby during his explorations and I m very impressed that he could keep his papers and drawing supplies dry during his wanderings He must have been very clever and determined to succeed The dates of the Catesby exhibit are April 24 June 1 2014 Library hours are 10 am to 4 pm weekdays 1 to 4 pm weekends The exhibit is free with Garden admission Call 804 262 9887 x240 for more information Bibliographic details the last 20 sets of this facsimile edition are being issued in four leather bound volumes Each set includes Catesby s extensive description of the environment and its inhabitants Indices are included that list Catesby s Latin and English names alongside up to date scientific nomenclature and common names More information on the four volume set is available at Addison Publications Ltd 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 fun topic You May Also Like Winter Interest Inspiration Education Nature Student Teacher Art Show 2015 A Stellar Year Katherine Manisco FLS Hallo I am a botanical water colour painter I live between New York City and Rome Italy I would be very interested to see the Catesby exhibition as soon as I can manage I believe it closes quite soon Would it be possible to get directions to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden which I have never visited and a few suggestions about where to stay for perhaps two nights Also are there any plans for the exhibition to come onto New York City Thank you Best regards Katherine Manisco http lewisginter org blog Jonah Holland

    Original URL path: http://www.lewisginter.org/mark-catesby-visits-the-library/ (2016-02-13)
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  • An Ancient Conversation: Creating Ukrainian Pysanky - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    placed lines If the tool becomes cold the flow of the wax stops and our sweet smelling writing implement turns into a unwanted scratching device threatening to pull off the delicate lines already accomplished If we find our equilibrium in this meditative endeavor we achieve a rhythm between heating and drawing On a curved surface a straight line is not a successful line It is the relationship between the lines we must strive to maintain Fortunately there are unexpected gifts in the midst of the challenges many times a mistake becomes a launching point for the next design We heat we draw we guide the egg into its first jar of dye Every line drawn appears black with the lines drawn at the very start revealed as white at the end of the process The black lines encapsulate the egg s current color concealing and protecting the underlying pigments The entire egg will become darker as you dip into colors moving from light colors to dark With the time the egg sits in a glass jar measured in terms of hue and not minutes this is our time to pause and connect with all the pysanky makers of the past When we feel the egg is complete we carefully utilize the heat of the candle to melt and remove the beeswax in small sections to prevent from scorching the outside shell Our patience is rewarded as the vibrant colors emerge So pause yourself cradle your egg clear your mind and light your candle Georgine Mucs s Pysanky eggs will be on display in the Lora Robins Library now through May 11th 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

    Original URL path: http://www.lewisginter.org/an-ancient-conversation-creating-ukrainian-pysanky/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Butterflies LIVE! Returns May 2, 2014 - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    Apr 18th 2014 Butterflies LIVE Returns May 2 2014 by Jonah Holland The joy of watching a butterfly up close Photo by Scott Elmquist Can you believe Butterflies LIVE starts in just 2 short weeks We can t wait And guess what We receive our first chrysalids today too Stay tuned for more info on what s new this year in the exhibit 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 De Lighting Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 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

    Original URL path: http://www.lewisginter.org/butterflies-live-returns-on-may-2-2014/ (2016-02-13)
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  • The Power of Good: Shrinky Dink Edition - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    By Nicki Youth Programs Developer Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Check out Daniel Alonso s Shrinky Dink portrait at the HandsOn Greater Richmond Power of Good art show The art show celebrates local volunteers and portraits were done by Tiffany Glass Ferreira s Shrinky Dink Selfie Campaign We are so proud of Daniel and all that he has done for the Children s Garden Of course the Children s Garden loves crafty artforms like Shrinky Dinks To see more Shrinky Dink portraits visit HandsOnRVA s Facebook album Power of Good About Nicki Apostolow Nicki Apostolow is the Youth Programs Developer at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden where she runs youth volunteer programs including Service Learning Summer Programs Vocational Programs Internships You May Also Like Winter Interest Inspiration Education Nature Student Teacher Art Show 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 Blooms

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  • Global Youth Service Day comes to the Children's Garden - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    Global Youth Service Day by planting kale and lettuce transplants that we started in the Children s Garden greenhouse earlier this year O ur Service Learning Program volunteers helped us plant the vegetables in our newly established Youth Volunteer Display Garden This garden consists of hollow log containers and straw bales and is located in the Children s Garden near the Sand Play area The young volunteers chose straw bale container gardens because they work well for areas where planting may difficult like around a tree with a massive root system They also chose log planters as another resourceful way to reuse trees that have come down at the Garden The soil we use in raised beds comes from the Children s Garden compost bins made from scraps from the Garden Café And in a full circle the straw bales and logs will eventually decompose we will use it as compost for a new Youth Display Garden for next year The Youth Volunteer Display Garden was designed and planted and is maintained by our dedicated youth volunteers and is a collaborative effort from all of the various youth programs the Garden offers In addition to the transplants we also planted seeds and bulbs along with a variety of native flowers as well as fruits and vegetable that will come later in the year We designed the garden with the intention of having a four season year round garden This week we will add lemon balm and we will harvest it in late October in honor of Food Day About Nicki Apostolow Nicki Apostolow is the Youth Programs Developer at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden where she runs youth volunteer programs including Service Learning Summer Programs Vocational Programs Internships You May Also Like Winter Interest Inspiration Education Nature California Dreaming Student Teacher

    Original URL path: http://www.lewisginter.org/global-youth-service-day-comes-to-the-childrens-garden/ (2016-02-13)
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  • “Wait — That’s a Daffodil?!” - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    Ginter Botanical Garden Wait that s a daffodil Variations on that remark were heard many times this weekend at the 21 st annual Virginia Daffodil Show as Garden visitors wandered through more than 1 264 blooms on view in the Education and Library Complex Why were people saying that We all know that this is a daffodil But this Narcissis Acropolis is a daffodil too Narcissus Acropolis And so is this Narcissus Precocious blooming in the Children s Garden Narcissus Precocious blooming in the Children s Garden Narcissus Rip van Winkle And this Narcissus Rip van Winkle and on and on There are great sweeps and clumps of all kinds of daffodils blooming throughout the Garden right now come out and meet some If you missed the daffodil show this year mark the first weekend in April for next year Other plant shows are coming up where you can also say That s an African Violet and That s a daylily Thank you to our friends at Brent and Becky s Bulbs for images of Acropolis and Rip van Winkle 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 De Lighting Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 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

    Original URL path: http://www.lewisginter.org/wait-thats-a-daffodil/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Shhh, the Librarians are Coming! - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    American Gardens part of the Smithsonian Institution with Cindy Brown Members will present on a variety of topics pertaining to current events in their own libraries While at Maymont Director of Horticulture Peggy Singlemann will tell us how Major and Mrs Dooley created one of the most popular destinations in Richmond At the Library of Virginia we will view the Flora of Virginia exhibit and explore a tiny portion their vast collections There is time for fun too as we will get dropped off in Carytown with a restaurant map so everyone can seek out his or her food of choice Our keynote speaker on Wednesday morning is Frank Robinson our own CEO and chief Garden storyteller and our banquet speaker on Friday night is Dean Norton Director of Horticulture at George Washington s Mount Vernon Some members will elect to take a tour of Colonial Williamsburg on Saturday or stay in town for a tour of Richmond historic locations Fifty attendees will come to Richmond from gardens and academic institutions all over the country Starting on the west coast we will have visitors from the University of Washington Botanic Gardens University of California Berkeley Jepson Flora Project San Francisco Botanical Garden Society Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden University of California Santa Barbara Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration University of California Davis Shields Library and the Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Garden Moving east we have visitors from the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix and the University of Colorado Denver Auraria Library From the center of the country we have representatives from Seed Savers Exchange in Iowa the University of Minnesota Anderson Horticulture Librar y Michigan State University Library Missouri Botanical Garden Chicago Botanic Garden and the Morton Arboretum in Illinois Our southernmost representative hails from the University of Southern Mississippi Library Guests from a little closer to home include the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at Carnegie Mellon University and from Ohio we have visitors from Cleveland Botanical Garden the Holden Arboretum and the Lloyd Library and Museum in Cincinnati From eastern PA we have a representative from the award winning Longwood Gardens Library and from Delaware Mt Cuba Center Massachusetts is sending representatives from Harvard s Botany Library the Arnold Arboretum and the Tower Hill Botanical Garden New York is sending neighbors from the New York Botanical Garden and Brooklyn Botanic Garden Very close to home we have attendees from the Smithsonian s Botany Horticulture Library and the Archives of American Gardens and from the US National Arboretum And from Canada we are excited to have a representative from Montreal Botanic Garden We will have learning opportunities time to network and conduct business meetings and do committee work and we will have fun seeing all the beautiful sights of a Richmond spring And contrary to popular myth librarians aren t quiet and hardly ever shush anyone So be on the lookout for a rowdy bunch of librarians painting the town tasteful and subdued shades of red

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