Frost is only weeks (days?) away in WNY; protect tender plants to prolong growing season

September 16, 2014
frostfog courtesy Donna Brok Garden Walk Garden Talk

It’s just a matter of weeks (or perhaps days) before we get frost in Western New York. Although he doesn’t know of any parts of Western New York that have gotten frost yet, there was a frost advisory Sunday night for the Town of Andover in Allegany County, said Mark Holt, Agriculture-Horticulture community educator...
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Wall decoration with staghorn fern is one of the new workshops at Lockwood’s

September 16, 2014
staghorn fern craft from Lockwood's in Hamburg NY

A staghorn fern mounted on a rustic plaque is one of the intriguing floral crafts you can make in the series of classes to be held this fall at Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark St., Hamburg. The staghorn fern has fronds that look like the horns of a staghorn deer. It’s an epiphytic plant or...
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Get insight into science & art at talk on Burchfield Botanicals

September 16, 2014
one of Charles Burchfield's botanical images

“Science and Art through ‘Burchfield Botanicals’”will be the topic of a Science Cafe to be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23 at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. Tullis Johnson, curator and manager of Archives at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, will give a  presentation...
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Scholarship applications being accepted for spring 2015; deadline is Oct. 14

September 16, 2014
horticultural student photo illustration in Amherst NY

Scholarship applications are now being accepted for the spring 2015 semester by the WNY Nurseryman’s Association Foundation, the foundation of PLANT WNY. Applications must be received before Oct. 15. The scholarships are for full-time students enrolled in degree programs and permanently residing within the boundaries of the Western New York State Nursery & Landscape Association, Inc....
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