Archive for November, 2011

Check out gardening gift suggestions for the Buffalo area

November 29, 2011
poinsettias at Mischlers Florist and Greenhouse

Whether you’re looking for wonderful gifts to give to your gardening friends, or wondering what you should put on your own wish list this year, you’ll find some wonderful suggestions right here. Poinsettias: Beautiful, traditional, convenient A gift of poinsettias from Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses is  beautiful and traditional. It’s also fast, easy and...
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Learn how to care for African violets with these great instructions

November 29, 2011
African violet in Buffalo NY

Autumn keeps hanging on in the Buffalo area. My niece Carrie picked a rose from her garden last week! Unfortunately, we know that wintry weather is inevitable, and our outdoor gardening will soon come to an end. Don’t let it get you down, though. When we lose our outdoor flowers, it just means we...
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Holiday coupon from Perry’s Nurseries in West Seneca

November 29, 2011
Holiday coupon from Perry’s Nurseries in West Seneca

Print this page and take the coupon to Perry’s Nurseries, 5203 Seneca St., West Seneca, to receive the coupon discounts. The coupon is valid from Nov. 29 through Dec. 18, 2011. (If you’d like to print the coupon by itself, here’s how you get to that view: Click on the coupon and you’ll be...
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Light up a gazing ball, make a trap for fruit flies, plus more news

November 22, 2011
gazing ball in Kenmore NY

This is another one of those articles I like to think of as potpourri– a little bit of this and a little bit of that. I hope you find something that’s useful or entertaining. Light up a gazing ball. These instructions for making a lighted gazing ball, like the one you see at left,...
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Buffalo-area gardeners have many reasons to be grateful

November 22, 2011
visitors to Lewiston NY garden walk 2010

We Buffalo-area gardeners should take a moment to stop and count our blessings. We live in an area with so many gardening riches that it’s easy to take them for granted. Let’s start with something as simple as a garden walk. Backyards, which normally are private spaces, are opened to strangers and friends alike....
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Keep deer and rabbits out of your garden in the Buffalo area

November 15, 2011
deer eating in Buffalo NY winter Jan 2011

The image at left is lovely if it’s on a Christmas card, but aggravating if it’s actually happening in your garden. I’ve written before about ways to keep deer and rabbits out of your garden. Even if you read those articles when they were published, take a second look and make sure you take...
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See Floriade, held just once a decade, during river cruise

November 15, 2011
AAA gems_of_germany cruise Nov 2011

You can experience Floriade, the international horticultural expo held just once every 10 years in the Netherlands, during a trip hosted by Sally Cunningham, CNLP (Certified Nursery and Landscape Professional)and professional garden writer. “Every gardener should see Floriade at least once in a lifetime!” Cunningham said. An informational meeting will be held at 6...
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Quit smoking now– it’s bad for your plants

November 15, 2011
Quit smoking now– it’s bad for your plants

“All plants are sensitive to smoke,” David Clark said in answer to a question during a recent horticulture class at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. Thursday, Nov. 17 is the 36th Great American Smokeout. Protecting your houseplants is one more reason for you to use the date to make a plan to...
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Dealing with tar spot, plus two other timely tips for fall

November 8, 2011
tar spot on leaves in Buffalo NY

Here are three helpful tips for autumn, courtesy of the free newsletter from Heimiller Greenhouses. Tip #1: How to deal with tar spot When it comes to tar spot, there’s bad news and good news and more bad news. The bad news is that tar spot is an ugly black fungus that seems to...
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Botanical Gardens will expand exhibits with $200,000 grant

November 8, 2011
waterfall at Botanical Gardens in Buffalo NY

Expanded outdoor gardens and a new “Celebration of Color” exhibit this summer are among the changes you’ll see at the the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, thanks in part to a $200,000 core improvements grant from the John R. Oishei Foundation. The Botanical Gardens will use the grant to continue its  growth in...
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