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Vendors sought for Buffalo-style Garden Art Sale

Vendors of garden-oriented or nature-themed works that can be displayed in a garden setting are being sought for the Buffalo-style Garden Art Sale to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26 at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. The deadline...
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February 9, 2016
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Four fun bird-related activities that will enhance your gardening experience

by Alex Clark The only thing that can make a garden more lively than the bright, exuberant colors of flowers, is the subtle, yet amusing presence of birds. Here are are four things you can do to learn more about birds and enjoy them in your garden. The Great Backyard Bird Count Help out...
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February 9, 2016
Ryan Exline, center back, whom the Audubon Nature Center Scholarship was named after, shows off the bluebird box he built with one of his summer day camp groups. Photo courtesy Audubon Nature Center

Audubon nature center offers annual scholarship

The Audubon Nature Center is now accepting applications for its Ryan Exline Memorial Scholarship. The $500 scholarship is for area college-bound high school seniors or Jamestown Community College students who intend to pursue a bachelor’s degree in an environmental or related field. Applications and more information may be found here and can also be obtained by calling...
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February 9, 2016
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5 gardening lessons to learn from this ladybug story

by Connie Oswald Stofko Awhile back, some gardeners went to Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark St., Hamburg, looking for advice. Every branch of their spirea had been coated with aphids. And if that wasn’t enough, now they had these new insects, ugly things. They brought some specimens in a small plastic bag and showed Teresa...
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February 2, 2016
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A thought for Valentine’s Day: Men like flowers, too!

by Connie Oswald Stofko Have you ever sent flowers to a man? Why not? As we gardeners know, men like flowers. They plant flowers in their yards and go on garden walks and participate in garden clubs. And men like to receive flowers as a gift, just as women do, says Frank Mischler, president...
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February 2, 2016
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Erie County Master Gardeners offer college scholarship

The Erie County Master Gardeners are offering graduating seniors from Erie County high schools a chance to apply for a 2016 scholarship. In order to be eligible, students must be planning to study horticulture, botany or another related field at an accredited New York State college or university. The amount of scholarship(s) will be...
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February 2, 2016
'Star of Holland' amaryllis at Buffalo Botanical Gardens by Stofko

What you probably don’t know about potting an amaryllis, but wish you did

by Connie Oswald Stofko I have a bunch of amaryllis bulbs in two large pots, and I would like to separate them and move some into another pot. I asked David Clark, nationally and internationally known gardening educator, for some tips. His first suggestion: Don’t do it. “Amaryllis likes to be root-bound,” Clark said....
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January 26, 2016
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See colorful orchids in bloom at this year’s Botanical Gardens orchid show

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will be bursting with orchids during the winter 2016 orchid exhibit taking place now through Sunday, Feb. 28 at the Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. Special activities including the annual Orchid Show will take place the last weekend of the exhibit, and an Orchid Sale will...
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January 26, 2016
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Master Gardener training set in Albion; register by Feb. 16

Master Gardener training will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in March and April at Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension, 12690 State Route 31, Albion. The deadline to register is Tuesday, Feb. 16. For more information, call (585) 798-4265.  
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January 26, 2016