How to force cherry blossoms; Buffalo’s Cherry Blossom Ball is April 2

March 24, 2015
cherry blossoms in Buffalo NY

by Connie Oswald Stofko It’s easy to force cherry blossoms, say the organizers of Buffalo’s Cherry Blossom Ball, and the technique can be used on other branches including forsythia, apple and plum. Forced cherry branches will be used in centerpieces for the ball, which will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April...
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Welcome new subscribers; tell your friends this is last week to enter drawing

March 24, 2015
book from Sally Cunningham

by Connie Oswald Stofko I’d like to welcome all of the folks who stopped by our booth at Plantasia last week and subscribed to Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com. I’d also like to welcome my new subscribers who responded to the email sent out by the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens to its members. Thank you so...
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Audubon Nature Center is holding photography contest; June 30 is deadline to enter

March 24, 2015
Jamestown Audubon photo by winner Taegan Smith

Tuesday, June 30 is the deadline to enter the 2015 Nature Photography Contest held by the Audubon Nature Center in Jamestown. “If you don’t have a photo you’ve already taken that you want to enter, there is plenty of time to get outdoors and do some shooting,” said Jennifer Schlick, Audubon Nature Center program...
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$1,500 scholarship offered by Amherst Garden Club

March 24, 2015
horticultural student photo illustration in Amherst NY

The Amherst Garden Club is offering a $1,500 scholarship to an Erie or Niagara County resident who is studying or is planning to study horticulture, environmental sciences, landscaping and other approved programs. Anyone interested should email Sandy Witman at inventiongirl1@roadrunner.com for an application. Applications are due May 15.
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