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National Pollinator Week 2016

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By Tom Houser, Norfolk Botanical Garden Senior Horticulturist June 20-June 27th 2016 In recognition of National Pollinator Week, I’d like to share some pictures of some of the pollinators that were visiting the Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) in my front yard last week. While I’ve always been a big fan of Butterfly Weed for its…

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Pollinator Habitat

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Its Pollinator Week June 20 through June 26th. Come visit our Butterfly House and Native Plant Demonstration Bed…..see pollinators in action!

Summer GROW

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Learn & GROW with Us this Spring. From Yoga, Painting, Photography to Gardening -there is Something for Everyone!

Good Weeds?

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One Man’s Weed is Another Caterpillar’s Dinner…… Last week, I was hand weeding the Norfolk Botanical Garden Native Plant Display Bed (next to the Butterfly House) when I spotted a caterpillar, in one of the plants I was getting ready to yank.  The day before, I had seen several butterflies in that same area where…

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Box Turtle Season is Upon Us

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By Tom Houser, Norfolk Botanical Garden Senior Horticulturist I don’t know of many people who don’t get a kick out of seeing a box turtle, and Norfolk Botanical Garden is an oasis for these vulnerable creatures.  We have everything a turtle could want – natural areas filled with food to eat, places to wander and…

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Potager Kitchen Garden

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Back by popular Demand – The Kitchen Garden. This ornamental Garden is a beauty with both flowers & vegetables growing together in harmony.