It feels like summer, then winter– What you can do in your garden now

April 15, 2014
It feels like summer, then winter– What you can do in your garden now

by Connie Oswald Stofko How do we know it’s spring in Western New York? One day it feels like summer and the next day it feels like winter. On Sunday I opened my doors and windows and it got up to 74 degrees Fahrenheit in the house. Today? Snow. Sigh. If I get nervous...
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Shakespeare garden planned for Karpeles Manuscript Library on Porter; fundraiser set

April 15, 2014
Shakespeare garden planned for Karpeles Manuscript Library on Porter; fundraiser set

“At Christmas I no more desire a rose than wish snow in May’s new-fangled mirth.” Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare   by Connie Oswald Stofko Flowers, herbs and trees mentioned in the works of William Shakespeare will be featured in a new Buffalo Shakespeare Garden that is planned for the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum,...
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WNY communities honored by Tree City USA program

April 15, 2014
WNY communities honored by Tree City USA program

by Connie Oswald Stofko “We’re big about trees around here,” said Dan Stone, city arborist with the City of Jamestown Department of Parks, Recreation & Conservation. Jamestown is one of 16 Western New York communities that have been honored in the Tree City USA program for their attention to the “urban forest.” Tree City...
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Trowel Talks set in Chautauqua County; helpline is open for season

April 8, 2014
Trowel Talks set in Chautauqua County; helpline is open for season

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County Master Gardeners will hold Trowel Talks at libraries throughout the Chautauqua County. The April schedule is below. See a pdf that includes the May dates here. The Master Gardener Helpline in Chautauqua County has officially opened for the season. Master Gardener volunteers will be on hand from 1-3...
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