Garden News

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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Box Turtle Season is Upon Us

Posted by & filed under Garden News, Natural Areas, Tom Houser Blog.

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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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NBG Potager Kitchen Garden

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  In 2015, the Potager Kitchen Garden was unveiled as part of our Incredible Edibles Summer theme. It was a very popular go-to garden for guests to learn about vegetable gardening in any space. This year, the Potager Kitchen Garden (PKG) team is back at it, as you can see, veggies and flowers are already growing….

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A Mild December in 2015

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By Tom Houser, Norfolk Botanical Garden Senior Horticulturist It’s that time of the year when things here at the Garden are slowing down after completing most of our fall plantings. The Herbaceous team has completed their always arduous change-out of our annual beds, and every team is taking a breather after planting thousands (and thousands!)…

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Spider Mites

Posted by & filed under Don Buma Blog, Garden News.

The hot, relatively dry weather that we are currently experiencing often encourages population buildups of spider mites. Damage caused by spider mites is called stippling, see photo below, and occurs on the upper surfaces of leaves.  Associated with this stippling will be very fine webbing on the underside of the leaf.  Vegetable plants affected by…

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Blackspot of Roses

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Blackspot of roses is a fungus disease that can cause leaves to yellow and eventually defoliate. The first signs of blackspot, usually on lower leaves working its way up the plant, are leaves with dark, roughly circular spots with uneven edges. The most severe cases of blackspot occur when the relative humidity is above 85%…

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