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  • Gardening Blogs Come of Age - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    actually it makes sense We already knew this I m glad the Garden Rant is getting some exposure If you love gardening and haven t heard of it check it out The writing is fun sassy smart and interesting I mean where else are you going to get to read about old bulbs and what happens to them when the season ends and no one has bought them and have it be interesting And in the same week get to read about the taboo of a book that is the joint effort of a plant geneticist and an organic farmer who happen to be married so presumably have found some common ground at least so they re not going to bed angry every night Plus they just added on one of our Gardening in and Era of Climate Change symposium keynote speakers to their ranks Smart folks Allan Armitage who will speak here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in February on sustainability and successful plant from his world famous Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia is now the fifth member of Garden Rant Garden blogs are the new sliced bread Which is great news because as one person in the Baltimore Sun article points out I probably would never have thought about buying worm poop until I read about it on a garden 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 H2Whoa Fish Facts Don t Miss Out Subscribe to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Blog Posts by Topic Blooms Gardens

    Original URL path: http://www.lewisginter.org/gardening-blogs-come-of-age/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Podcasting about Lawn and Leaf Management - What Will They Think of Next? - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    Employment Contact Us Oct 28th 2008 Podcasting about Lawn and Leaf Management What Will They Think of Next by Jonah Holland I love modern technology How can you not love it when you can listen to a podcast on Lawn and Leaf Managment Leave Them Alone from the Virginia Cooperative Extension Plus get added tips on how to make compost from yard waste Tidbits such as this might just change your perspective on how to manage your leaves this fall so go ahead and give a listen And if you don t do podcasts don t worry they ve got it in PDF form too I mean who knew that you could just mow instead of rake and bag A Purdue University research report entitled Leaf Mulching Effects on Turf Performance showed that up to 4 000 lbs of maple leaves per acre could be mulched with no negative effects on turf quality color thatch accumulation soil pH change weed populations or disease 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 H2Whoa Fish Facts 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

    Original URL path: http://www.lewisginter.org/podcasting-on-lawn-leaf-management/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Marc Cathey: A Legend in Gardening, A Man Before His Time - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    I have to admit before reading Mr Higgin s piece I had not heard of Mr Cathey But he sounds like a man who was far ahead of his time thinking about sustainable gardens well before anyone else The Washington Post article says He coined the phrase tough plants for tough times to convey the need for lower maintenance landscapes that were kinder to the environment than the former lawn and chemical dominated model Plus this man had character Here is a taste of the article Tall dapper and with ties and handkerchiefs as colorful as his persona Dr Cathey gave hundreds of lectures during his career that combined scientific authority with sheer showmanship He was sometimes called Dr Purple after his favorite hue Before the dawn of PowerPoint he would extol the virtues of plants using multiple slide projectors soundtracks and on occasion smoke machines confetti and other special effects He got people wowed up because of his ability to tell stories and to bring life and drama to everything said Holly Shimizu executive director of the U S Botanic Garden There was no one else like him in horticulture Sounds like someone I would have loved to have known Thanks for the wonderful tribute And thanks to the ladies at Garden Rant for sharing it 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 H2Whoa Fish Facts 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

    Original URL path: http://www.lewisginter.org/marc-cathey-a-legend-in-gardening-a-man-before-his-time/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Gardening in an Era of Climate Change: Is the Sky Really Falling? - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    possibility that the cherished local flora that has helped define their identities the Ohio buckeye the Kansas sunflower or the Mississippi magnolia may begin to disappear within their borders and move north By the end of the century the climate will no longer be favorable for the official state tree or flower in 28 states according to The Gardener s Guide to Global Warming a report released last month by the National Wildlife Federation Also the article highlights some positive trends Nationally the use of products like organic fertilizer which requires less energy to produce than conventional fertilizer and thus results in fewer emissions of heat trapping gases is ballooning with some manufacturers reporting a doubling in demand each year Gardening and do it yourself magazines have begun to popularize rain gardens which collect rainwater in barrels or shallow basins that are part of the landscaping And mainstream publications like Martha Stewart Living and Better Homes and Gardens have advocated cutting back on gasoline powered lawnmowers and blowers in favor of greener machines like rechargeable or push mowers which come in sleek new lightweight designs I m really looking forward to what author plant expert and University of Georgia professor Allan Armitage Ph D will say when he presents The Heat Is On Helping Green Industries and Gardeners Adapt in a Period of Transition I wonder what new innovations and challenges urban horticulture specialist and award winning author Felder Rushing will discus during Challenges Facing Garden Variety Gardeners and Pros Alike But most of all I m interested to see how Armitage Rushing and other industry leaders including James Urban Richard Bir Kennon Williams will help us turn today s challenges into tomorrow s opportunities Registration for the Gardening in an Era of Climate Change symposium opens in November 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 http www gardenrant com susan harris Great post and I m looking forward to hearing these experts opine on this subject too It s so nice to hear that you found my article and it may have added something You might like this new article about carbon footprints in the garden by a climate change expert http www sustainable gardening com CarbonGarden php And here s a rant I wrote about the NWF s Gardeners Guide to Global Warming http www gardenrant com my weblog 2007 06 in defense of g html I m subscribing to this blog so I can keep my eye on you guys down in Richmond my home town Susan Mike Taylor Those are interesting articles you ve both pointed to Thanks for sharing We do live in an unsettling time and the articles do mention

    Original URL path: http://www.lewisginter.org/gardening-in-an-era-of-climate-change/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Henrico Extension Office Offers Master Gardener Class - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    Oct 14th 2008 Henrico Extension Office Offers Master Gardener Class by Jonah Holland Want to learn more about gardening If you have Tuesday and Thursday mornings free here s the perfect way to become an expert The Henrico County Extension Office is looking for gardeners interested in completeing the 2009 Master Gardener training program The Master Gardener training program is an extensive class that teaches in aspects of horticulture in detail Topics include lawn care tree and shrub maintenance vegetable gardening pest management and more and include classroom training as well as a 50 hour internship helping conduct educational programs The extension will accept applications through Monday Nov 17 and the classes will start Jan 27 2009 and continue through March 26 Classes are 9 a m 12 30 p m Tuesday and Thursday The class costs 120 and will be held in the Henrico Human Services Building demonstration kitchen 8600 Dixon Powers Drive For more information contact Teddy Martin in the Extension Office 501 5160 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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.lewisginter.org/henrico-extension-office-offers-master-gardener-class/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Tonisha Albritton, Author at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    A Lover of Roses Richmond lost an outstanding community member and supporter this week Mrs J Harwood Louise B Cochrane was a vibrant and vital force who supported many nonprofits and made our community a better place Our hearts are with her husband of 80 years Mr J Harwood Cochrane and the entire Cochrane family upon her passing The Read More Nov 22nd 2015 Ruler of the Ginkgo In front of Bloemendaal House a botanical oddity grows on the grounds of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Our Ginkgo biloba happens to be the one female besides Grace Arents that seems to get all the attention at our Garden This specimen was believed to have been planted by our founder herself The Ginkgo biloba species has Read More Oct 29th 2015 Behind the Scenes at Dominion GardenFest of Lights H2Whoa Are you ready for this year s Dominion GardenFest of Lights I have behind the scenes access and will give you a sneak peek to a few of the treats you will see with this year s H2Whoa theme Last week 45 volunteers and staff worked on finishing touches of decorations for this year s show Everyone was enthusiastic and willing to lend Read More Oct 14th 2015 Joan Massey Paintings Richmond painter Joan Massey s lifelong love of the natural world has inspired her most recent abstract paintings where she explores her impressions on colorful striking canvases From her home studio to the walls of Ginter Gallery II in the Garden s Kelly Education Center Mrs Massey s first exhibit at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is truly a homecoming Executive Read More 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

    Original URL path: http://www.lewisginter.org/author/tonisha-albritton/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Joan Massey: Recent Paintings
    Leadership History News Employment Contact Us This event has passed Joan Massey Recent Paintings Richmond painter Joan Massey s lifelong love of the natural world has inspired her most recent abstract paintings where she explores her impressions on colorful striking canvases From her home studio to the walls of the Garden s Massey Conference Center Massey s first exhibit at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is truly a homecoming Google Calendar

    Original URL path: http://www.lewisginter.org/event/joan-massey-recent-paintings/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Megan Compton, Author at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    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 Dec 23rd 2014 Crafts from the Past The Beauty of Victorian Ornaments by Megan Compton Adult Education Assistant Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden As member of the staff at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden it has been so exciting to see what happens behind the scenes during preparations for Dominion s GardenFest of Lights Each year I look forward to hearing about the next theme and what Garden staff members Read More May 21st 2014 Mother s Day Revisited the Year of Exploration by Megan Compton Education Assistant Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Having brought our families to Mother s Day at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for the past six years my best friend and I generally know what to expect Each of the previous years we sat at the tables enjoyed our lunch and watched our girls dance Read More Apr 16th 2014 A Mother s Day Tradition by Megan Compton Education Assistant Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Our first Mother s Day Celebration at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden was actually before I even became a mom My best friend s father leads Glennroy and Company and we came to hear him play the Mother s Day concert down at Bloemendaal House It was a beautiful spring day Read More Don t Miss Out Subscribe to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Blog Mother s Day at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is an annual tradition Learn about past year s adventures Read More Posts by Topic Blooms Gardens Community Kitchen Garden Education Classes Events Families

    Original URL path: http://www.lewisginter.org/author/meganc/ (2016-02-13)
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