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So what do you think of the new format for our emails?

by Connie Oswald Stofko I’m always trying to make Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com more useful to my readers. I know that many of you now use your phone or tablet to check your email, and I want to make sure it’s easy for you to get all the latest gardening news and tips from Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com. If you...
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July 26, 2016
sweet corn from Goodman's Farm Market Niagara Falls

Sweet corn, tomatoes now in season; you can continue to plant, too

by Connie Oswald Stofko It’s what so many of us wait for all year: homegrown sweet corn and tomatoes. They’re in season now and you can get them at Goodman’s Farm Market, 2227 Cayuga Dr. Ext., Niagara Falls. Other homegrown produce includes blueberries, green beans, cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, Swiss chard, zucchini, summer squash and...
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July 26, 2016
gardeners at International School 45 in Buffalo

Grassroots Gardens needs volunteers, supplies; workshops set for immigrants

If you enjoy gardening and would like to share your time, consider volunteering with Grassroots Gardens WNY, which educates and leads neighborhood gardeners. They’re also looking for donations of supplies. And please spread the word about workshops for new immigrant and refugee gardeners. Volunteer As an individual or part of a group—class, church group,...
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July 26, 2016
dining area at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

You can hold private events at Botanical Gardens; find out more at open house, get discount

Are you looking for a great venue for a cocktail party, holiday party, luncheon or team-building event? Do you know someone who is looking for a gorgeous location for their wedding ceremony, reception, shower or rehearsal dinner? The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens has many indoor and outdoor locations for events. You can...
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July 25, 2016
garden on steep hill in South Buffalo

Hill becomes focal point in South Buffalo garden

by Connie Oswald Stofko A steep hill that some people might see as an obstacle has become the focal point of Paul Sabato’s backyard. He shared his garden on South Buffalo Alive, a garden walk that took place Sunday, July 17. When he moved in 23 years ago, the staircase to the right was...
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July 19, 2016
compost around perennials

Want to water less often? Try using mulch

by Connie Oswald Stofko Have you gotten any rain lately? If so, lucky you! I’ve been hearing forecasts of thunderstorms, and I happily anticipated having my rain barrels refilled. But we got only lightning. There was barely enough rain to dampen the porch– and the areas under the plastic lawn chairs stayed dry! We’re...
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July 19, 2016
red lily leaf beetle

How are gardeners dealing with red lily leaf beetle?

by Connie Oswald Stofko Here’s a question from a reader: “My Asiatic lilies were attacked by the lily beetles last year. “This year they (the red lily leaf beetles) are back in my garden. I literally pulled about 6-8 of my lilies and just tossed them out because they were so bad and distressing...
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July 19, 2016
gardens along fence in City of Tonawanda

Gardener brings plants from her family to husband’s fourth-generation home

by Connie Oswald Stofko Peter Kurtzworth is the fourth generation of his family to live in the home at 491 Morgan St., City of Tonawanda. When he married Judy four years ago, she brought pieces of her heritage to his homestead: plants from her former home, from her aunt’s cottage and from her mother’s...
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July 19, 2016
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Coming next week: Our email will be easier to read on phone, tablet

by Connie Oswald Stofko Many of you now use your phone or tablet to check your email, and I want to make sure it’s easy for you to get all the latest news and tips from Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com. Next week you’ll notice that the email you get will be easier to read on those smaller...
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July 19, 2016