Archive for July, 2012

Small backyard in Buffalo goes vertical to add gardening space

July 31, 2012
Small backyard in Buffalo goes vertical to add gardening space

Kathy and Ed Burke moved to their home on Argyle Park in Buffalo about eight years ago. “We moved from a home with a huge garden, but it had become more of a chore than a joy,” Kathy said. Their current backyard is small, but flowering perennials in the sunny beds and colorful foliage...
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Job at Botanical Gardens, better tomatoes in the future & more

July 31, 2012
Job at Botanical Gardens, better tomatoes in the future & more

Botanical Gardens seeks full-time education coordinator The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc. is seeking a qualified individual for the full time position of education coordinator. The qualified individual should be creative, innovative, highly motivated and have a love for education, science and the environment. Candidates should possess superior organizational skills, and...
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Lockwood’s wins People’s Choice Award in Front Yards Contest

July 31, 2012
Lockwood’s wins People’s Choice Award in Front Yards Contest

The awards in the National Garden Festival’s Front Yard Contest were announced Wednesday in Riverside Park. From July 9 to July 13, 15 front yards along Crowley Avenue in Buffalo (bordering the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Riverside Park) were transformed by professional landscapers, Master Gardeners of the Cornell Cooperative Extension and teams from the Buffalo...
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Family has Certified Wildlife Habitat in their Lancaster yard

July 24, 2012
Goldthwait garden in Lancaster NY

Feeding wildlife started with feeding her own family, explained Molly Goldthwait of 78 Woodlawn, Lancaster. She and her husband Leon used to buy organic produce, but that got too expensive to do when they had their children, Beatrice, 10, and Henry, 7. By creating organic gardens for their own food, they created a supportive...
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Hand-built barns, ponds and lavish gardens mark Tonawanda property

July 24, 2012
Brian and Linda Blyth in their garden in Tonawanda NY

The first thing you notice about the yard of Brian and Linda Blyth is how beautiful it is.The next thing that surprises visitors is how large it is. “It goes back and back and back,” Linda said. The Blyths showed their yard at 939 Delaware Road, Tonawanda, during the Ken-Ton Garden Tour on July...
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Couple expresses differing gardening styles in West Seneca

July 24, 2012
formal beds in front yard in West Seneca NY

Carl and Doris Swan bought a house with three acres of land on Center Road in West Seneca as an investment property. After 43 years, they’re still there. “I figured we weren’t going to stay long,” Carl said, “but we did.” Over the last 10 or 15 years, areas that formerly were used by...
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Amherst garden was developed with a tropical theme

July 24, 2012
tropical landscaping around pool in Amherst NY

When Jim Hachick bought the house at 112 Autumnwood in Amherst 12 years ago, the yard was overgrown. But little by little, it has been transformed into a tranquil space that can also be used to entertain friends. Hachick showed visitors around during the Amherst Garden Walk on July 21. “The pool was already...
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From boring to wow! Take a tour of front yard makeover

July 17, 2012
Lockwoods entry in Front Yards Contest in Buffalo NY 2012

“I’ve always had the best flowers and best hanging baskets on the street,” said Melissa, the tenant at 75 Crowley St., Buffalo. But after the staff from Lockwood’s Greenhouses finished the makeover of the front yard, she was happy to see that they had outdone her. The Front Yard Contest is part of the...
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Too shady for grass, Hamburg yard is filled with gardens, paths & curios

July 17, 2012
sunny garden bed with bed frame in Hamburg NY

An iron headboard and foot board give another meaning to the term “garden bed” in this yard at 224 East Prospect Ave., Hamburg, where Kathleen Winter shared her gardens during Buzz Around Hambug on Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15. This part of Winter’s front yard is one of the few sunny spots...
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Broken pipe prompts Buffalo gardeners to create grassless yard

July 17, 2012
Broken pipe prompts Buffalo gardeners to create grassless yard

Greg and JoAnne Hudecki of 108 University Ave., Buffalo, have a grassless front yard that started with a burst pipe. After the repair work was done in their yard, they could never get grass to grow. “So my husband kept saying, ‘I’ll just put a plant there, and I’ll just put a plant there,'”...
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