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January 2022 Newsletter

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Learn: Stay Curious

Seedlings

Start the New Year with Plants Grown from Seed, Save Money

It’s true that in a few months you’ll be able to walk into a garden center or home improvement store and find row upon row of vegetables ready for you to transplant into your garden. But there’s a certain magic to growing plants from seed, not to mention opportunities to save money and grow exactly what you want.

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Plant: The Seeds of an Environmental STEM Education

Story time with Bella Begonia and Carlos Cactus

From Finding Birds to Rediscovering Creeks, Enjoy Reading One of These Nature Books as a Family

It may be cold and gray outside, but inside you and your family can explore the green, buzzing world of nature through a great book. FWBG | BRIT educators are always looking for great titles to share with readers of all ages—following is a selection of some of our favorites. They are all books that will plant seeds of literacy, STEM skills and love of the natural world.

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Garden: What's in Bloom

Japanese Quince

Look to Winter-Blooming Shrubs to Bring Color to Your January Garden

Many people regard winter as a bleak and barren time in the garden. Deciduous trees have lost their leaves, perennials have died back and the garden has entered its period of rest. Such a setting, however, provides the perfect foil for the “gems of winter”—those shrubs that put forth their blossoms in January and February and enliven the winter landscape with beauty.

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Research: From Plant to Planet

Support: Help the Garden Grow

Year-End Giving Update: Thank You for Your Support!

Thank you for helping us reach our Year-End giving goal! We not only unlocked our matching gift from Bob O’Kennon but also surpassed it for a total of $105,267  raised. With Bob’s giftthat’s a grand total of $155,267 as of this content deadline.

Each gift will allow us to continue serving the community through education and research and help us enhance the Garden guest experience. We invite you to join us in 2022 for exciting exhibits, including Butterflies in the Garden, David Rogers’ Big Bugs, ¡Celebramos! and something brand new to make your holidays bright! See what we have planned here and learn about exhibit sponsorship opportunities.

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White daffodils and yellow tulips fill a field
Child looking at butterfly
Just harvested carrots
Viola odorata (sweet violet)