Archive for December, 2011

Want a Christmasy yard? Plant holly bushes in Buffalo area now!

December 20, 2011
closeup hardy holly from Lockwood's in Hamburg NY

Here’s an over-the-top decorating idea for the holidays: Make your yard feel more Christmasy by planting holly bushes in the Buffalo area right now! “It’s been such a mild December,” said Teresa Buchanan, general manager of Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark St., Hamburg.  “That’s the only reason you can get away with planting holly now. Normally,...
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You know you’re a gardener when…

December 20, 2011
butterfly bush in Buffalo NY

A few years ago I realized gardening had gone beyond a hobby for me and become a passion. As I jotted an appointment onto my calendar, I realized that it was already the middle of December. I got a giddy feeling in my stomach and thought, “It’s almost time for seed packets to show...
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Buffalo historical site decorated in turn-of-century style

December 13, 2011
Ken-Sheriton Garden Club

What did Christmas decorations look like in Buffalo circa 1901? You can get  a glimpse when you tour the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, 641 Delaware Ave., between North and Allen Streets, Buffalo. Garden clubs from the Eighth District Federated Garden Clubs of New York State have decorated the historical site for the holidays. Last...
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Local food: Gardeners can support farm products in the Buffalo area

December 13, 2011
tomatoes by Eckhardt in Buffalo NY area

From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, we in the Buffalo area spend a lot of time planning menus, baking, cooking, dining with family and nibbling at parties. So while we’re thinking of food, let’s shift our focus slightly and look at some important questions: How do we sustain our supply of locally grown food?...
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Decorations at TR Inaugural Site in Buffalo use ‘bells’ & ‘belles’

December 6, 2011
East Aurora NY Garden Club

Members of Buffalo-area garden clubs had to be creative when planning holiday decorations for the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, 641 Delaware Ave., between North and Allen Streets, Buffalo. The theme this year incorporated “bells” and “belles.” To make things even more interesting, the theme colors were silver, burgundy and pink. Yes, pink. Pink showed...
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Make plant tags for your Buffalo-area garden

December 6, 2011
plant tags by Anne Gareis in Buffalo NY

Right now you may be able to name all the plants in your garden, but next season, will you still know what’s what? Make these sturdy plant tags and you’ll definitely be able to keep track of your perennials. You can keep the tags outside all winter and, unlike flimsy plastic tags that get...
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