Archive for January, 2012

Keep your amaryllis reblooming year after year in Buffalo area

January 31, 2012
Amaryllis Sydney in Buffalo NY

Did you know that the beautiful amaryllis you have been enjoying indoors this winter can rebloom next year and the year after that, too? “I’ve been using the same bulbs through the years,” said Doug O’Reilly, horticulturist and head gardener at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. He has to make sure he...
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Night Lights opens tomorrow; live music on Fridays

January 31, 2012
cactus at Buffalo Erie County Botanical Gardens

Live music is a new addition to the popular Night Lights event at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo, which starts tomorrow. Also new this year, Buffalo artist Zach Boehler will install sculptures inside the Botanical Gardens to enhance the visitors’ experience. As visitors walk through the Botanical...
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Valentine’s event to raise funds for National Garden Festival in Buffalo

January 24, 2012
HeartsintheGardens for National Garden Festival in Buffalo

Hearts in the Gardens, a fundraising party to benefit the National Garden Festival in Buffalo will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. By attending the party, you’re  supporting the National Garden Festival and helping...
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Three big tips to get started with carnivorous plants in Buffalo area

January 24, 2012
venus fly trap from Ryan McGhee

Carnivorous plants are fascinating because they do something so unusual: They eat animals. You can grow carnivorous plants in your Buffalo-area home if you pay attention to their needs in three areas: water, minerals and food, said Kenny Coogan of Kenmore. Coogan, along with Ryan McGhee, co-founded the Western New York Carnivorous Plant Club....
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