Archive for June, 2010

Join me as I dive into organic gardening

June 30, 2010
organic gardening column

by Laura Sileo-Lepkyj I started my adventures in organic gardening almost by accident when I decided to enter my garden in the Amherst garden walk this spring. As I was filling out the application, I had a dilemma: what boxes should I check to describe the various features of my garden? Sculptures? Nope. Native...
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Victorian gardens accent Buffalo house from 1896

June 29, 2010
trellis Parkside Garden Tour Buffalo

“Busy” is the word Patricia Lang uses to describe the Victorian style of gardening. “They overdid everything back then,” she explained. That elaborate decorating style is displayed in Lang’s gardens at 145 Crescent, which were part of the 13th annual Parkside Garden Tour held Sunday, June 27 in Buffalo. She started out preferring simpler...
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Foliage garden displayed at Williamsville Garden Walk

June 29, 2010
waterfall Williamsville Garden Walk

There are many elements to the landscaping at the Williamsville home of Susan Holt: a long stone wall, a winding gravel path leading to a secluded shade garden, a waterfall as the focal point of a lush back yard. The vegetation is full, abundant, interesting and colorful. What you won’t see is many flowers. ...
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Container plantings accent large front porch in Lewiston

June 28, 2010
visitors at 2010 Lewiston GardenFest

by Connie Oswald Stofko Clouds and drizzle couldn’t dampen the spirits of visitors in the opening hours of the 2010 Lewiston GardenFest, which was held Saturday and Sunday, June 26 and 27. visited the garden of Dominic and Susan Hofert at 400 Plain St. The new homeowners are working toward a formal garden...
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‘Perennial diva’ offers tips for summer gardens in WNY

June 20, 2010
Stephanie Cohen

by Connie Oswald Stofko “Not everything is hardy. The definition of a perennial is something that lives three or more years– if you don’t kill it.” Stephanie Cohen, known as the “perennial diva,” gave tips on summer gardening in the sometimes irreverent and often funny keynote address of the National Garden Festival in Buffalo....
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Wild daisies are sweet garden flower for Western New York

June 18, 2010
daisies native to WNY

by Connie Oswald Stofko Have you ever considered growing wild daisies in your garden? Some people think of them as weeds, but they have a treasured spot in my garden. First, they’re native to Western New York, so they’re hardy and easy to grow.  Whether we get a hot, dry summer or a cold,...
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Kickoff party opens Buffalo’s National Garden Festival

June 18, 2010
National Garden Festival party

Among the gardeners enjoying the festivities to kick off the National Garden Festival in Buffalo on Thursday, June 17 were, from left, Steve Bellus; Craig Coyne, chair of the Snyder-CleveHill garden walk; Candy Clark; Bard Basswood, who is doing an impression of an oak, and Gary DiNezza. The event was held at the Buffalo...
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