Should you treat mums as perennials or annuals?

September 9, 2014
mass of mums at Lockwood's in Hamburg NY

by Connie Oswald Stofko Are mums perennials? For almost all the varieties that you will find for sale in Western New York, the answer is no. Local growers will call them fall mums or garden mums, but they won’t call them hardy because they’re not. And they definitely won’t call them perennials. There are...
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Soil, design & common problems to be covered in Cooperative Extension classes in East Aurora

September 9, 2014
closeup soil and trowel in Western New York garden

A series of three gardening classes will be held by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County in its auditorium (second floor), 21 South Grove St., East Aurora. All classes will be held from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Dates and topics are: Sept. 24: Soil Is the Key. Learn how to improve your...
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Ceremony marks Honorary International Peace Garden at Botanical Gardens

September 9, 2014
Gazebo from Buffalo Erie County Botanical Gardens

The existing Peace Garden at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens was designated in a ceremony today as an Honorary International Peace Garden. The designation was made by the International Peace Garden Foundation and the War of 1812 Bicentennial Peace Garden Trail. As an Honorary International Peace Garden, this garden will become part...
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Daylong WordPress Camp offers sessions for beginners & developers; join me there

September 9, 2014
computer helps you get gardening information

by Connie Oswald Stofko I’ll give writing tips for bloggers at WordCamp Buffalo on Saturday, Sept. 13 in the Science Hall at Canisius College, 2001 Main St., Buffalo. If you have considered starting a blog or website, or if you already have one, you can learn a lot at WordCamp. WordCamp is a daylong...
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