A little black and gold for the vcu fans out there #vcu #rams# rvablooms

White Top Pitcher Plants (Sarracenia leucophylla) looking hungry this morning. #sarracenia #carnivorousplants #nativeplants #rvablooms

Bee <3 this morning with salvia ‘Black and Blue’. #rva #photooftheday #rvablooms #nofilter #bees #nature #naturerocks #flowerstagram #flowerpower #floweroftheday #flowers (at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden)

It’s days like today scenes like this that make me happy! #bees #blooms #beautybreak #nofilter #video (at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden)

Sweet buckeye tree; Aesculas flava in Grace Arents Garden. So interesting! #nature #trees #naturerocks #nature (at Grace Arents Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden)

Any guesses? It’s Stokes’ Aster ‘Omega Skyrocket’ seed pod. Just as lovely as the bloom. #rvablooms #nofilter #naturerocks (at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden)

Happy Wednesday from the garden lilies! #beautybreak #rvablooms #flowerstagram (at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden)

Rosa ‘Flutterby’ — I think that says it all. #roses #flowerstagram #beautybreak #naturerocks (at Rose Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden )

Shrub rose; Rosa ‘Oranges ‘n Lemons’ with rain drops. The photo doesn’t do it justice, but I had to try. #roses #beautybreak #rvablooms (at Rose Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden )

Daily bloom: Shrub rose ‘Evelyn’ glistening in the sunlight, shimmering from the afternoon’s rain. #rvablooms #rva #nofilter #nature #roses #flowerstagram #flowerpower #floweroftheday (at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden)

Congratulations to @sarabeejensen our Butterflies LIVE! Instagram contest winner! Sara wins a prize package valued at $500 including a night at the Jefferson Hotel and passes to come back to enjoy Butterflies LIVE! with 11 friends.
Judging this contest was very difficult — there were so many fabulous submissions. We had a 3-way tie for our 2nd place winner: congratulations also to @kathrynmoyers @gucci_gilbert & @casiesdavis who each win 5 free passes to Butterflies LIVE! #rva #bflies #butterflies #visitva #loveva #instagram #contest #instagramcontest #nofilter #youwin (at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden)

This magnolia smells amazing & the bees noticed it too. They were literally rolling around in the pollen! #rva #rvablooms #beautybreak #bees #magnolia #blooms #flowerstagram #flowerpower #floweroftheday #bloomoftheday #nature #naturerocks #summer #lewisginter #loveva (at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden)

Volunteers from @prophetbrandstrategy getting all farm — clearing this bed in the Community Kitchen Garden for cole crops — broccoli, cauliflower & cabbage that we’ll donate to the food bank. FeedMore will turn it into healthful meals for Richmond’s neediest citizens. Thank you! #urbanag #volunteer #farming #nofilter (at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden)

Peaceful morning in the Anderson Meadow. #nofilter #nature #lewisginter

Very nice pomegranate bloom #latergram #lewisginter