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Visit here to learn about the plants and trees native birds need and then shop at the Fall Plant and Bulb Sale, Fri/Sat, Sept 26 & 27, 9am to 3pm and make any garden a bird sanctuary.http://content.yardmap.org/learn/which-birds-which-plants/

The magic of Christmas is only 100 days away! Fantasy In Lights is a memory-making must with your family, friends and co-workers. The elves at Callaway Gardens are busy getting things ready! For details, call (855) 421-3245. You can purchase an overnight package with tickets or simply tickets to the event. Admission includes admission to visit the Gardens by day the day of your visit or before Dec. 31, 2014. And, if you stay overnight, you receive VIP Trolley loading.

Trees Live Here, features the EJC Arboretum at JMU, and is available for purchase in the Frances Plecker Ed Center for $45.

Smithsonian Gardens is pleased to announce the release of its first gardening book, Encyclopedia of Garden Plants for Every Location, featuring more than 3,000 plant recommendations to handle a variety of garden conditions and achieve amazing effects. The book was edited by our horticulturist James Gagliardi and includes a forward from our director Barbara Faust.

Congratulations to Manita Bentley for winning the August photo contest! Her beautiful butterfly photo won hands-down!

Lynn Whitmore's winning July 2014 Photo Contest picture. Congratulations to Lynn ... again! You're a winner.

Mark Thompson with Starr Hill Brewery will speak at the EJC Arboretum at the Wine & Cheese Lecture this Friday. Thank you Starr Hill Brewery for supporting the EJC Arboretum at JMU!

Starr Hill in Crozet coming to the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum at JMU for Wine & Cheese Lecture August 29. Sold Out! Naturally, it's Starr Hill Beer being served. Starr Hill Brewery supports the EJC Arboretum Wine & Cheese Lecture program. Thanks Starfr Hill Brewery!

Fireflies need leaf litter for their nursery. Don't rake! Use leaf mulch instead of processed wood mulch. "Here come real stars to fill the upper skies, And here on earth come emulating flies, That though they never equal stars in size, (And they were never really stars at heart) Achieve at times a very star-like start. Only, of course, they can’t sustain the part." 1928 West-Running Brook Fireflies in the Garden by Robert Frost

Less in bloom, but the EJC Arboretum is an awesome place for a cool summertime walk in the woods! jmu.edu/arboretum

If you aren't close to Callaway Gardens in GA, then visit the EJC Arboretum at JMU in Harrisonburg, VA. We have summer blooming azalea too!

Ginger root drawing by one of the Beginning Botanical Illustrating students being instructed by Botanical Illustrator Lynda Chandler at the EJC Arboretum.

Visit Callaway Gardens now and into August to enjoy the brilliant blossoms of the Plumleaf azalea. This native plant’s fiery, red-orange blooms occur naturally only within a 100-mile radius of Callaway Gardens. Callaway Gardens is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus, Ga. For additional information about day or overnight visits, call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292) or visit www.callawaygarde....

Japanese Garden Tour: Portland Japanese Garden. #japanesegarden #日本庭園

Guess who was back for the second session of the Beginning Botanical Illustration workshop she is teaching? Lynda Chandler. Students are hard at work learning botanical illustration techniques.

Perspective from the Wisteria in The Buchart Gardens.