Moonflower opens before your eyes; it’s a new offering at Mischler’s 49-cent perennial sale

April 14, 2015
ScabiosaBabyBlue from Ivy Garth

by Connie Oswald Stofko The moonflower (Oenothera acaulis, also known as a mountain dandelion) is an amazing plant. The light yellow flowers open in the evening, and they open so fast you can watch it happen in real time. “They open before your very eyes like time-lapse photography,” said Mark Yadon, vice president at Mischler’s Florist and...
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17 reminders for your early spring garden in Western New York

April 14, 2015
cut dead perennials in spring in Buffalo NY

by Connie Oswald Stofko As I sat outside yesterday in shorts and bare feet, it felt as if summer was here to stay. But that’s how it feels every spring in Western New York, and every year our spring weather takes us on a roller coaster ride. The high was in the 70s yesterday, yet you know we’re...
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Fairy & Gnome Festival set at Botanical Gardens; April 15 is deadline to enter contest

April 14, 2015
kids fairy garden from Buffalo Erie County Botanical Gardens

Two kids’ workshops on making a fairy garden as well as a display of kids’ fairy and gnome houses will be highlights of the Fairy and Gnome Festival to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 9 at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. The festival is included...
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Hear 45 gardening tips at Mount Olivet; first in series of talks at the Kenmore cemetery

April 14, 2015
floral clock photo illustration by Connie Oswald Stofko

by Connie Oswald Stofko I  will present “45 Gardening Tips in 45 Minutes” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23 in the main office at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 4000 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore. This will be the first in a new series of talks at the cemetery called Live Your Legacy Workshops.  All programs are free...
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