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Create an illusion of depth in a narrow yard

Create an illusion of depth in a narrow yard

by Connie Oswald Stofko In a narrow yard, you can create an illusion of more depth in your gardens. Instead of planting flowers right up against a fence, pull your gardens away from the fence and add shrubs in the back. The darkness at the back of the garden makes the gardens appear deeper....
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June 28, 2016
Gold Star dedication by Bowmansville in Lancaster

First Gold Star Memorial in state to be dedicated in Lancaster

The first Gold Star Memorial Marker in New York State and the second in the country will be dedicated by the members of the Bowmansville Garden Club at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 9 in Russell Salvatore’s Patriots and Heroes Park, 6675 Transit Rd., Lancaster.  The dedication will be held rain or shine. If you...
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June 28, 2016
topiary in Medina, NY

Orleans County Master Gardeners set garden walk around Medina, Albion

After taking a break for a couple years, the Orleans County Master Gardeners will again hold their Garden Path Tour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 16. It will feature six private gardens in the Medina and Albion area. Tickets are $10. To get tickets, call (585) 798-4265, email mgorleanscce@cornell.edu, stop into the...
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June 27, 2016
garden in Pendleton

Plans under way for a garden walk in Pendleton in 2017

Darcie and Tom Homme, Jr. are having an “open house” in their garden as they have done for several years, opening up their gardens to anyone who wants to stop by, but they are hoping that next year it will be part of a larger event– a garden walk for the Town of Pendleton....
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June 27, 2016
dichondra in window box in Amherst NY

Now is time to get annuals– along with advice you didn’t even know you needed!

by Connie Oswald Stofko It was well into June when I finally turned my attention to the window boxes on my front porch, which is the main point of interest in my plain front yard. It seemed like every other gardener in Western New York had their pots of annuals out already, and I...
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June 21, 2016
shrubs in garden in Lancaster NY

Shrubs & trees rescued from the trash find good homes in Lancaster

by Connie Oswald Stofko There’s something you wouldn’t guess when you look at the garden island in the backyard of Ron and Kathleen Krebs on South Irwinwood, Lancaster. All of those shrubs and trees, including the large arborvitae on one end and the red twig dogwood on the other, were picked out of the...
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June 21, 2016
vases Garden Art Sale from Garden Walk Buffalo Niagara

Buffalo-style Garden Art Sale will be at Botanical Gardens on June 25 & 26

This year the Buffalo-style Garden Art Sale has a new location– the lawn at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. Also new is that the event will be held on two days rather than one– Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The...
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June 21, 2016
visitors to Lewiston NY garden walk 2010

Volunteers needed by group that coordinates garden walks, Open Gardens

In other parts of the country, if a city has a garden walk at all, it probably includes just a few gardens. It’s so different here in Western New York! With the addition of new garden walks in Grand Island and Springville, there are 18 garden walks this year. Several garden walks have both...
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June 21, 2016
Niagara-on-the-Lake Garden Tour 2015 view from inside

Niagara-on-the-Lake Horticultural Society to hold garden tour July 9

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Horticultural Society will hold its 25th annual garden tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday July 9 in Niagara-on-the-Lake and the town of Virgil, Ontario. The self-guided walking garden tour will take place rain or shine. It will showcase 12 distinctive and impressive residential gardens in Niagara-on-the-Lake and the town of...
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June 21, 2016