Archive for December, 2010

If you’re itching to garden, try easy-to-grow orchids

December 21, 2010
moth orchid or phalaenopsis close up

by Connie Oswald Stofko Your garden looks beautiful under its blanket of snow, but you may be missing the beautiful blooms it offered during the warmer months. If you’re looking for a way to grow flowers indoors over the winter, try orchids. People think they’re difficult to grow, but modern orchid hybridizing has created...
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Artists’ guidelines available for Arcangel Gallery

December 21, 2010
Schefflera Leaves by Michael Mandolfo

If you’re interested in exhibiting photos or artwork at the new Arcangel Gallery at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, check out the Arcangel Gallery Application & Guidelines. The aim of the Arcangel Gallery at the Botanical Gardens is to display photography and/or artwork that reflects first, the Botanical Gardens and its horticulture...
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New art gallery to exhibit botanical works by local artists

December 14, 2010
Corinne and Wayne Arcangel

by Connie Oswald Stofko The Arcangel Gallery, a new art exhibit space, was dedicated on Friday at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. Local artists will have an opportunity to display their work. The gallery was named for Brent D. Arcangel, who died at age 23 in a...
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Theme helps gardeners coordinate decorations

December 14, 2010
Lancaster Garden Club

When you have 12 different garden clubs decorating the rooms of a mansion, how do you assure that the house will have a coherent look? At the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, they choose a theme and colors. This year’s theme is “A Visit From St. Nick” and the colors are red and gold. That...
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Garden clubs re-create turn-of-century Christmas at Roosevelt Inaugural Site

December 7, 2010
Smallwood Garden Club in Amherst

by Connie Oswald Stofko During the Victorian era, wealthy Buffalo residents celebrated Christmas with spectacular parties and lavish decorations. Get a taste of that bygone era during the Victorian Christmas events at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, 641 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. You can still make reservations for events on Thursday and Friday of this...
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Get a taste of Victorian celebrations

December 7, 2010
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site decorated by gardeners in Buffalo

Get a taste of how Christmas was celebrated in Buffalo during the Victorian era by participating in the Victorian Christmas events at the Theodore Roosevelt Inauguaral Site, 641 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. The site has been decorated by the Federated Garden Clubs of New York State, Eighth District, to evoke the feeling of the times....
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