Archive for August, 2012

Free landscape design classes & more items too good to miss

August 28, 2012
Arbordale landscaping classes in Getzville, NY

Free landscape classes set at Arbordale You can create outdoor living spaces, increase your property value and love your yard with help during free classes at Arbodale Nurseries and Landscaping, 480 Dodge Road, Getzville, NY. The 45-minute classes will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 8 and 29. The experts on Arbodale’s staff...
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There’s still time to buy and plant seeds in Western New York

August 28, 2012
There’s still time to buy and plant seeds in Western New York

There is still time to start some crops from seeds this year, said Ray Crawley, manager at Goodman’s Farm Market, 2227 Cayuga Dr. Ext., Niagara Falls, NY. Seeds are currently 50 cents per packet or three packets for $1. Lettuce, spinach and Swiss chard all do better in cooler weather, and you can start...
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Put your garden to bed: Tips from Toronto writer & horticulturist

August 28, 2012
lilac transplant from gardening-enjoyed.com

Labor Day is approaching, the kids are heading back to school and the sun is setting earlier and earlier. Autumn is on its way, but that doesn’t mean that the gardening season is over, according to Toronto garden writer Ken Brown. Brown, a horticulturist who landscaped exhibits at the Toronto Zoo, will be the...
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Keep birds out of your berries & six more tips for growing food

August 21, 2012
Keep birds out of your berries & six more tips for growing food

by Connie Oswald Stofko You may remember Jim Gugliuzza of Lockport, who earlier showed us how to braid garlic. He has large fruit and vegetable plots in his yard on Walnut Street that he shared during Lockport in Bloom in July. The sign that hangs there sums it up– Check it out below right....
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Raffle, survey, gala & more items too good to miss

August 21, 2012
raffleimage Garden Walk Buffalo

Hurry to buy tickets for Garden Walk Super Big Raffle You could win more than $2,800 in plants, gift certificates, merchandise, a Kodak printer, and tickets to see Bill Cosby, the Indigo Girls and Three Dog Night in the Garden Walk Super Big Raffle. Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com was pleased to donate note cards featuring images by...
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Get a nighttime view of garden that packs many flowers in small space

August 14, 2012
seating at night in Ken Ton NY

“It’s like an extension of your house, an outdoor room,”  Russ Polvino said of his fabric gazebo. “I love to sit out here and listen to music.” I visited during the Saturday Night Lights portion of the Ken-Ton Garden Tour held July 21 and 22, and visitors could see his gardens during the  day as...
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Make a refreshing drink & other items too good to miss

August 14, 2012
mint water on Argyle in Buffalo NY

Minted water is a refreshing summertime beverage For an easy and refreshing drink this summer, try minted water. I tasted this light beverage in the garden of Kathy and Ed Burke on Argyle Park during Garden Walk Buffalo. Simply place mint in cool water and let it set. Mint is easy to grow and...
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How to make a cactus garden– without hurting your fingers!

August 7, 2012
succulent garden by Opportunities Unlimited

  Learn lots of great tips– including how to handle cactus without getting the thorns in your fingers– in the great video above. Bob Bracikowski of Opportunities Unlimited demonstrates how to make a cactus and succulent garden. He covers plant selection, design and decorative touches and gives lots of great tips along the way....
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Buffalo gardener gets apples and peaches from potted plants

August 7, 2012
wagon and bed container gardens in Buffalo NY

“You can put anything in containers and you can put containers anywhere,” said Walter Kozlowski, who grows even apple and peach trees in pots– and harvests fruit! Kozlowski shared his unusual container plantings, vegetable gardens and flower beds during the Black Rock & Riverside Tour of Gardens on August 4. The event also featured...
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How we know it’s been hot & other items too good to miss

August 7, 2012
How we know it’s been hot & other items too good to miss

Mischler’s receives two awards in container design competition Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses was honored with two second-place awards in the ninth annual Kathy Pufahl Memorial Container Design Competition, held July 24 during the Floriculture Field Day at Cornell’s Bluegrass Lane Horticultural Research Facility in Ithaca. More than 130 floriculture professionals attended. In the open...
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