Archive for September, 2012

Watch video to make super quick fall planter & hanging pot

September 25, 2012
fall containers video in Buffalo NY area

Add some autumn color to a porch, patio or other spot in your yard with a fall container. This video demonstration is presented by Colleen Morrissey, herb manager and container designer at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd. Williamsville. Morrissey starts out by giving suggestions for plants that are frost resistant and...
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Pond classes, Q&A & more items too good to miss

September 25, 2012
Arbordale pond class in Amherst NY

Pond winterization & other free classes set at Arbordale Classes on pond winterization, pruning and landscape design will be held at Arbordale Nurseries and Landscaping, 480 Dodge Road, Getzville. The 45-minute classes are free with pre-registration. To register, email info@arbordale.com or call 688-9125. Pond Winterization 6 p.m. today and repeated at 11 a.m. Saturday,...
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Plant now for spectacular fall garden; here are 6 great options

September 18, 2012
turtlehead chelone from Lockwood's

Let me start out by saying that the gardening season isn’t over. You can have flowers and color in your Western New York garden in autumn. If your garden isn’t all you’d like it to be, you can plant things now! (Find out why fall is a great time to start a garden or...
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Garden photography: two contests in Buffalo area & plenty of tips

September 18, 2012
Barbara MacNaughton - First Place Color at Buffalo Botanical Gardens

If you enjoy taking photos of flowers and nature, you may be interested in two contests coming up in Western New York. In this article, we also offer you some resources for making your photos even better. Photography contests Photography contests are being held by the Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Arts Center and...
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Q&A: What’s turning these evergreens yellow?

September 18, 2012
yellow evergreens from Kristen Reumann

Occasionally we post questions from our readers. This reader has asked around and hasn’t been able to find anyone who knows what’s wrong with her trees. If you can help, please leave a comment below. “These are my pine trees that have turned yellow. This is the third year they’ve been yellow. I’d hate...
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Asters are the flower for September; you can plant them now

September 11, 2012
asters from Murray Bros in Orchard Park NY

The flower for September  birthdays is the aster. When so many other perennials have passed their peak and you might start to think that our gardening season is ending, the aster opens its petals and reminds us there can still be a lot going on in our gardens. My aster just started blooming about...
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Easy compost bin, research study & more items too good to miss

September 11, 2012
compost bin in Amherst NY garden

Speed up compost with this no-turn bin I love these instructions for making a bin for a compost pile that you don’t have to turn. It’s cheap and very, very easy. Compost piles need oxygen to carry on the decomposition process. One way to speed up your compost pile is to turn the pile...
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Q&A: roses, black-eyed Susans & sunchokes

September 11, 2012
rose in garden of Helen Waterhouse in Amherst NY

Every so often, I get questions from readers that I can’t answer. That’s no surprise; when it comes to gardening, I am just a hobbyist. I’m able to bring you great information each week because I can interview people who know more than I do. So when I get questions I can’t answer, I...
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Call for entries in agricultural fair & more items too good to miss

September 4, 2012
agricultural fair Genesee Country Museum

Deadline nears for registering entries in agricultural fair You can enter your heirloom vegetables, cut and dried flowers, herbs and more in the annual exhibition and fair to be held at the Genesee Country Village and Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford. The deadline for entries is Friday, September 14. Anyone can enter. Entrants...
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Disease that’s killing impatiens may return for years; no treatment exists

September 4, 2012
impatiens early signs downy mildew disease Margery Daughtrey

If you had problems with your impatiens this year, the good news is that you probably didn’t do anything wrong. The bad news is that your impatiens were probably killed by a fungus-like disease called downy mildew. The disease remains in the soil, so you should plan on planting something different in that spot...
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