How many times have you opened a glossy national gardening magazine and fallen in love with a perennial, only to find it’s not hardy in our region? Or seen an ad for an interesting item, then realized that the nursery is three hours away?
At Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com, we give you tips that will really work here. We show lots and lots of pictures of gardens that are like yours– or how yours could be. You get interviews and advice from local experts, as well as news of upcoming events and gardening activities. And you’re able to join the discussion, too, through our comments feature.
Take a look around and let us know what you think!
Connie Oswald Stofko
I can speak to your group
If you’d like an entertaining and informative gardening talk, illustrated with lots of great photos, contact me.
In “Express Your Personality,” I show you the gardens of folks I’ve met writing articles for Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com and show how their gardens reflect their lifestyles and personalities. I’ll share their gardening tips along the way. The presentation aims to motivate you to be creative in your garden and share your personality.
In “45 Gardening Tips in 45 minutes,” I share some of the best tips I’ve come across while interviewing home gardeners and gardening experts. This is also a PowerPoint presentation. Of course, this presentation can be adjusted to fit various time frames.
“45 More Gardening Tips in 45 Minutes.” I’ve found 45 new tips, and I’ll follow the same format, scrambling to offer one tip per minute. It’s fun just to see whether I can beat the clock!
In “Get Crafty in Your Garden,” I’ll show you ideas for items you can make for your garden as well as from your garden.
Please contact Connie Oswald Stofko at (716) 833-5187 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I subscribe?
Look for the box that says “Subscribe for free” on this page or any page of this website. See picture below. Or go to the Subscribe page.
Type in your email address and hit “Join.” You’ll be asked to type in your email address again, as well as your Zip Code. Your name is optional.
My email address changed. How do I change my subscription?
Just send your new email address to me at Connie@BuffaloNiagaraGardening.com and I’ll make the change.
Why should I subscribe? Can’t I just read the articles on the web site?
If you prefer to read the articles on the website, you can do that, but when you subscribe, every week you will receive the newest edition of the magazine in your e-mail. It will have all the new articles with information on upcoming events, coverage of recent events and lots of ideas for gardens right here in Western New York. Subscribing is the best way to make sure you don’t miss anything. And it’s free!
I don’t live in Western New York. May I subscribe?
Of course! We know that tourists, residents of neighboring areas and former residents of Western New York are interested in gardening, too. Our magazine, like Western New York itself, is too wonderful to try to keep to ourselves. If you enjoy our magazine, you are welcome to subscribe.
How can my gardening organization get events on your Upcoming Events Page?
We post events for free for nonprofit organizations and for advertisers. You can e-mail the information to me at Connie@BuffaloNiagaraGardening.com. Please make sure to include the address of the place where you are meeting; people from other towns may not know where a community center or church is located. Please tell me what the event is, the time, day, date, place and address. Optional: If you have someone who is willing to respond to questions about the event from our readers, include a phone number or e-mail address to be included in the post. Include other information that is relevant to the event. Please send information only for events that are open to the public. You don’t have to wait to send us your information; you may send us all of your dates for the coming year at one time if you like. We try to post the information as soon as we get it. We publish the magazine on Tuesdays, so make sure you get an event to us before the Monday preceding your event.
Can I use a photo from this website on another website?
Well, maybe, but maybe not.
It depends on what your website is and how you want to use the photo. I may charge you to use the photo. I may allow you to use it for free under certain conditions. I may not allow you to use it at all.
How will you know? Contact me.
Of course, I’m only speaking of the photos that I, Connie Oswald Stofko, own the copyright to. Some of the photos on this site are from other sources and I’m not in a position to give permission for those photos.