Get tips on spring-flowering bulbs and more at Lockwood’s Fall Garden Fair Sept. 6 & 7

August 26, 2014
cut tulips in Amherst NY

by Connie Oswald Stofko “Winter is too long,” said David Clark, horticulturist and national garden speaker.”With our Western New York winters, it’s nice to have something pop up in mid- to late winter.” That’s why he recommends planting spring bulbs– The first ones can come up when there’s still snow on the ground. “I...
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Time-lapse video shows you fast growth of Morty the corpse flower at Botanical Gardens

August 26, 2014
corpse flower blooming at Buffalo Botanical Gardens

Even if you visited Morty the corpse flower at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens before it opened and while it was in bloom, it is hard to appreciate how quickly the flower grew. You can get a better idea of the tremendous growth of this rare plant by watching a time-lapse video...
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Rally to display vintage farm equipment; additions made to children’s play area

August 26, 2014
sneaker pull at steam engine rally in Alexander NY

by Connie Oswald Stofko Steam engines may be a relic of a bygone era, but they were powerful. That’s the lesson that kids can learn when dozens of them team up against a steam-powered tractor in a sneaker pull, one of the attractions held every year at the rally of the Western New York...
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$2,500 cash is grand prize in Botanical Gardens’ Summer Sweepstakes

August 25, 2014
Money in grass for sweepstakes

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is holding its Summer Sweepstakes with a $2,500 cash grand prize. Tickets are $20 and there are 10 chances to win with each ticket. The prizes are: Grand Prize – $2,500 Cash Second Prize – $1,000 Cash Third Prize – $500 Cash Fourth Prize – $250 Cash...
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