Shayne Dark exhibit at Botanical Gardens depicts nature, shaped by humans

May 26, 2015
Shayne Dark's Tanglewood in Buffalo

by Connie Oswald Stofko Shayne Dark doesn’t want you to be intimidated by his artwork. Dark took a break last week from installing Tanglewood, the blue artwork you can now see on the front lawn of the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, to talk about  his art and how it connects with nature...
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Help a reader: Is it safe to use concrete reinforcing wire around tomatoes?

May 26, 2015
yarn around tomato cage in Buffalo NY area

by Connie Oswald Stofko A reader sent me this gardening question that I can’t answer, but I hope one of my readers can. Can we use concrete reinforcing wire in our gardens? If you can answer his question, please leave a comment below. Here’s the whole question: Hi Connie.  I have a question for you...
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Master Gardeners set sale in Buffalo

May 26, 2015
chives in garden in Western New York

The Master Gardeners of Erie County will hold a plant sale at Central Park Methodist Church, 216 Beard Ave., Buffalo. Times and days are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 29, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 30. Admission to the sale is free. There will be a selection of sun...
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Garden volunteers needed at Schofield Residence in Tonawanda

May 26, 2015
garden at Schofield Residence in Tonawanda NY

The Schofield Residence, a not-for-profit organization located at 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda, needs garden volunteers. They need people with a knowledge of gardening, specifically tending their rose garden. Weekly or bi-weekly help is needed for dead heading and grooming rose bushes, plus light weeding of other plants. Other long-term, flexible volunteer assignments...
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