Posts By: Kelly Welsh

Pokemon Lure Party

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Attetion Pokemon trainers! Join us this Saturday from 12:00pm to 2:00pm and be the very best….like no one ever was!  NBG will place Pokemon Go lures all over the Garden’s 175 acres to attract avid app users. With more than 100 Poke Stops, ten gyms, and 12 miles of paved trails, the Garden has proved…

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A taste of the tropics

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By Sarah Schwartzbauer NBG Horticulturist Wild Green Yonder is a recurring monthly feature from the staff of the Norfolk Botanical Garden. Summer is here, and while rising temperatures may encourage our favorite flowers to bloom, it also makes us retreat indoors. Yet, outside, gardens are awake and none as much as tropical themed gardens. One…

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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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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.