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tomato late blight

Late blight can occur even in dry weather, plus three more articles from Master Gardeners

Is tomato late blight and potato late blight possible in a dry year? Unfortunately, yes. Late blight is the fungus-like disease that has caused devastating losses to tomato and potato gardeners and growers in some recent years. It develops and spreads rapidly in a wet year. But high relative humidity is all late blight...
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August 22, 2016
Sandy beach

The Botanical Gardens’ travel raffle ends soon

The Botanical Gardens is about to end its travel raffle. The grand prize is a customized “dream vacation” where you choose the destination. Only 700 tickets are being sold, so your chances to win one of three prizes are good. There are three chances to win on each ticket, and the cost is $20...
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August 22, 2016
hosta leaf variegated in Buffalo NY area

Sept. 2 is deadline to register for Fall Hosta Forum

Register now for the 19th annual Fall Hosta Forum to be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at Edinboro University, 219 Meadville St., Edinboro, PA. The mail-in registration form must be received by Sept. 2. The event is organized by the Western New York Hosta Society along with the Daffodil...
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August 22, 2016
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Gala at the Gardens highlights new exhibits

The annual Gala at the Gardens will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. Guests will delight in the indoor and outdoor gardens while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and sipping cocktails with friends. Dinner, catered by Oliver’s, will be...
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August 22, 2016
Peace Garden at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

More gardens to visit: Peace Gardens in Western New York

Garden walks are done for the season in Western New York, but there are gardens you can still enjoy: Peace Gardens. The Peace Garden Trail of New York State is made up of 19 gardens across the state that commemorate the peace that has existed between Canada and the United States since the War...
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August 16, 2016
building garden wall at Waterman's in Concord NY

Natural stone or concrete for garden wall? Two reasons why stone is easier

by Connie Oswald Stofko Natural stone not only adds charm to your landscape, it can be easier to work with than concrete, said Ethan Waterman, manager of Waterman’s Greenhouse, 12316 Vaughn St. (Route 240), East Concord (Springville). The first reason that it’s easier using natural stone for a garden wall is that a piece...
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August 16, 2016
'Overdrive' daylily

Sale of daylilies, hostas & irises set at Botanical Gardens on Aug. 20

Hundreds of daylilies, hostas and irises will be for sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. The sale will be in the Administration Building. You should arrive early because there will be a long line waiting for the...
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August 16, 2016
oak wilt

Oak tree suddenly lose leaves in August? Tell DEC

If you see an oak tree suddenly lose leaves during August, report it to the New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). The tree could have oak wilt, a very serious tree disease in the eastern United States, killing thousands of oaks each year in forests, woodlots and home landscapes. Report suspected cases...
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August 15, 2016
outdoor rooms in Black Rock Riverside Buffalo NY

Riverside gardener packs a lot into small yard

by Connie Oswald Stofko Three-quarters of the space in Sue Tronolone’s small backyard is taken up by the garage, driveway and above-ground pool, but you should see what she does with the space she has left. Tronolone shared her landscape on the Black Rock & Riverside Tour of Gardens during both the daytime tour...
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August 9, 2016