Last-minute autumn tasks for gardens in Western New York

November 18, 2014
watering garden in late autumn in Buffalo NY

by Connie Oswald Stofko Everybody in Western New York is supposed to get some snow today, and some of us may get a lot of snow. The temperatures are bitter. Is your garden ready for winter? John Farfaglia, extension educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension in Niagara County, shares some last-minute autumn tasks for your...
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What do you need to do to get boxwood through the winter in Western New York?

November 18, 2014
boxwood by Karan A Rawlins U of Georgia bugwood.org

by Connie Oswald Stofko I got a question from a reader that I thought might interest a lot of people: “I planted three baby boxwood shrubs in my front flower bed this spring (in West Seneca/South Buffalo). They are still very small, but have started sprouting new growth and I’m concerned about the cold...
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Take your holiday photo against stunning backdrop of poinsettias at Mischler’s

November 18, 2014
take photo with poinsettia backdrop at Mischler's in Amherst NY

As part of Williamsville’s Holiday in the Village, you can take your holiday photo against a backdrop of fresh poinsettias at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd., Williamsville. This photo opportunity is free. Bring your own camera and round up your family and friends– your pet is welcome, too–  for a photo...
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Gardeners in Cheektowaga & South Buffalo sought for Open Gardens; deadline is Dec. 1

November 18, 2014
path through garden in Buffalo NY

The organizers of Open Gardens for the National Garden Festival are looking for gardeners in Cheektowaga and South Buffalo to participate in 2015. During Open Gardens, the public can visit the gardens on Thursdays and/or Fridays from July 9-31, 2015. The gardens are clustered geographically, and the days and times that the gardens are...
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