Start seeds outside now using milk jug, other containers in ‘winter sowing’

January 27, 2015
Start seeds outside now using milk jug, other containers in ‘winter sowing’

by Connie Oswald Stofko This is actually an update of a tip from David Clark, the nationally known horticulture speaker who teaches at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. Winter sowing is great because it gives us gardeners in Western New York something to do when it’s cold and snowy out. You plant...
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Database helps you find trees, shrubs that work for your garden in WNY

January 27, 2015
Database helps you find trees, shrubs that work for your garden in WNY

  by Connie Oswald Stofko When we’re planning our gardens, so many of us forget about what should make up the backbone of our gardens: trees and shrubs. Trees and shrubs are larger than most other plants in your garden, so you want to plan around them. Once you plant them, they should stay...
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Call 811 before you dig new garden to prevent damage to utility lines, injury

January 27, 2015
Call 811 before you dig new garden to prevent damage to utility lines, injury

Before you dig up an area for a new garden or plant a tree or dig holes for a fence, you should call 811 or use the online Single Address Ticket. When you call or make your request online, your local utilities come out– for free– and flag where their lines are so you...
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Jamestown Audubon offers environmental scholarship; applications due March 15

January 27, 2015
Jamestown Audubon offers environmental scholarship; applications due March 15

Applications for the Ryan Exline Memorial Scholarship,  a $500 scholarship to an area college-bound high school senior or Jamestown Community College student who intends to pursue a bachelor’s degree in an environmental or related field, are now available from the Jamestown Audubon Nature Center. Applications will be accepted through Sunday, March 15. For more...
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