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Conifer Garden – Video Blog

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Learn more about the beautiful Conifer Garden at Norfolk Botanical Garden in southeast Virginia. Les Parks shows you how Conifers are a great addition to your own landscape as they look stunning in all seasons! This Garden was designated by the American Conifer Society as a Reference Garden for the Southeast.


Twas the Night Before Christmas

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‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the Garden All the lights were blazin’ and the cars were a-comin’; The stockings were hung by the camellias with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The plants were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of compost danced in their heads;…

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Summertime a Peel

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Summertime is a great time of year to see lots of different flowering plants. We have gardens focusing on butterflies and hummingbirds and the plants they desire. The perennial garden, sensory garden and tropical garden are all bursting with flowers. Color is everywhere. One plant commonly seen around the Garden is the crape myrtle. This…

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Spring Odyssey

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There are two types of people who visit the Garden… Wait, that sounds like the start of a bad joke. People come to the Garden for many different reasons, but generally people come with a specific purpose in mind or they come to wander around and see what’s here. In other words, for some folks…

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Barking up the wrong tree

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Every January, it gets very quiet in the Garden. Few visitors come and brave the cold weather. I am pretty certain that many people also have the mindset that “there is nothing to see.” It’s winter, all the plants are asleep. Or so most people think. Certainly this is not the season for over-the-top floral…

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Showing Their True Colors

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Everyone likes to make a good impression.  When we meet someone, they make an effort to “put their best foot forward” and only after you have been with them a while do you really get to know them. Some plants are the same way. Take the weeping cherry, for example. Most people are introduced to…

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Odd Couples

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By Dandy Lion I had a dream the other night that I was walking through the Garden. People usually dream about flying, but for a plant, walking is just as fantastical. Anyway, I was walking through the Garden, enjoying all the wonderful plants.  Suddenly I stopped, because something seemed odd.  I noticed two plants that…

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Out of Sync

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The beautiful thing about this Garden is something is always in bloom; something is always interesting to see.  Of course, each part of the garden has its moment when it is at its best.    The Rose Garden is bursting with color right now.  Mirror Lake is ablaze in April when the azaleas are blooming.  The…

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Worth the Wait

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Sitting in the flowering arboretum right now, I realize this is a fantastic year for spring flowering magnolias.  This is really good for me since most people will walk around looking up and not down at me and all my brothers and sisters in full bloom.  Hopefully the gardeners will do just that. The glorious…

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