Creative garden retaining wall is made of books; see other examples of walls

April 21, 2015
garden retaining wall made of books in Hamburg NY

by Connie Oswald Stofko Now is a good time to install hardscapes in your yard—things like paths, trellises and retaining walls for raised beds and slopes. Here’s a creative idea for a retaining wall that I saw at Plantasia in March. It’s made out of old books. While this wall was in place for...
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Animal lovers: Show your feelings with statues & markers for your garden

April 21, 2015
dog and cat with halo from Goodman's Farm Market in Niagara Falls

by Connie Oswald Stofko One marker says “Dog crossing” and another announces “I love my cat.” For gardeners who don’t want to take sides, there’s a marker that says “Bless all the creatures of the garden.” Express your feelings for whatever animal has stolen your heart with garden ornaments from Goodman’s Farm Market, 2227 Cayuga Dr. Ext., Niagara Falls....
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Mischler’s 49-cent perennial sale starts Friday; make the most of it with these tips

April 21, 2015
Digitalis Foxglove Dalmation Peach from Ivy Garth

by Connie Oswald Stofko It’s the sale that gardeners wait all year for— Mischler’s 49-cent perennial sale. Since it comes around only once a year, you should do a little preparation so you can make the most of it. The sale will be held Friday, April 24 to Sunday, May 3 at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South...
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Sign up for parcel in community garden at Lockwood’s; meeting set for April 23

April 21, 2015
trellis made from lattice in Lockwood's community garden in Hamburg NY

You can rent a plot in the community garden at Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark St., Hamburg. You don’t have to live in Hamburg; anyone can rent a plot. Lockwood’s has set aside a portion of its farmland for the community garden. It has divided the garden into parcels 4 feet wide by 50 feet long; the...
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