Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Virginia Smith

Ginny Smith, a Philadelphia native, worked as a reporter at newspapers in New York, Connecticut and Ohio – with six short months at the end of the Bulletin tossed in – before returning to Philadelphia in 1985 to join the Inquirer. Her favorite beats here have included Center City, roving around Pennsylvania (and getting paid for it!) and alternative medicine. She’s also been City Editor and Pennsylvania Editor. Ginny has been happily writing – and learning - about gardening fulltime since 2006. She’s won two silver medals of achievement from the national Garden Writers Association and in 2011, Bartram’s Garden honored her with its Green Exemplar award for her stories about “the region’s deeply rooted horticultural history, cultural attractions and bountiful gardens.”

Read Virginia A.'s blog Blog Kiss the Earth
Latest post: And who remembers the Wanamaker eagle? - 04/02/2014
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John Bartram was known for the wooden boxes he filled with botanical goodies from the New World and shipped off to wealthy customers in England and beyond.
Edward Sozanski, chronicler of the region's art
Jeanne Faith Coryell, 89, artist
'Three Days of Rain': Challenges, unbalanced staging
New birdhouses, feeders, and habitat, large ponds, and much larger meadows. Sounds like a wild spring at the Philadelphia area's public gardens and arboretums. Wild as in birds, bees, butterflies, and insects and all the other pollinators and creatures that live among us.
Taste Japan at Cherry Blossom Festival
South Street Spring Festival: Even bigger this year
Return of the Hops: Atlantic City’s Beer and Music Festival

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