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Coastlive: Winter Pruning Tips

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Norfolk Botanical Garden shows us the right way to prune a crape myrtle on Coast Live with Les Parks (Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017) NORFOLK, Va. – Every year, many people across coastal Virginia commit “crape murder.”  Watch Les Parks from Norfolk Botanical Garden who will show you the right way to prune a crape myrtle because…

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Shay’s Turkey Lasagna

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Ingredients: 1 pound of Ground Turkey 1 pack of sweet Italian sausage 1 pack of Pepperoni 2 jars of Red pasta sauces of choice (Classico and Prego recommended; 1 jar of pasta sauce must be chunky Garden Combo Prego and fire-roasted tomato & Garlic Classico) 1 can of diced tomatoes (Sweet Onion) or your choice…

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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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