Make the most of these low temperatures by creating molded ice centerpieces

February 24, 2015
ice sculpture with ribbons in Western New York

by Connie Oswald Stofko The winter I heard about making colored spheres out of ice, I thought it was a great idea. But I waited an entire year before I could try it outside because the previous winter had been too mild. Temperatures would repeatedly bounce up above freezing. The forecast never seemed to...
Read More »

Storm damage: Free talk at Lockwood’s will explain what you can do

February 24, 2015
Star Magnolia damaged in Hamburg NY

There was the Snowvember storm in 2014, which brought down trees and damaged mature shrubs. Even if you were lucky enough to have missed that, all of us in Western New York have experienced high winds, heavy snow and brutally cold temperatures this winter. And every year many gardeners contend with deer and rabbits,...
Read More »

Genesee County Master Gardeners to hold lunchtime talks, evening dessert series

February 24, 2015
green seedling in hand

The Genesee County Master Gardeners will hold two discussion series: a new lunchtime garden series called Garden Talk  and a Coffee and Dessert Series in the evening. Both will be held in the Cooperative Extension office,  420 E. Main St., Batavia. More information and other Master Gardener events will be posted on the Cornell...
Read More »

Welcome to my new subscribers; our prize drawing is under way until March 31

February 24, 2015
Welcome to my new subscribers; our prize drawing is under way until March 31

by Connie Oswald Stofko I want to welcome all my new readers who signed up with me this past week at the WNY Home & Garden Expo. Thank you for subscribing! It was so busy at the Expo that we didn’t get a chance to mention to all of you that we are running...
Read More »