About

Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com is the online gardening magazine for Buffalo and Western New York.

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!

Best,

Connie Oswald Stofko

Publisher

 

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. Of course, this presentation can be adjusted to fit various time frames.

Please contact Connie Oswald Stofko at (716) 833-5187 or connie@buffalo-niagaragardening.com.

 


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.

screen shot how to subscribe

 

 

 

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?

When you subscribe, every week you will receive 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 Erie or Niagara County. May I subscribe?

Of course! We know that tourists, residents of neighboring counties and former residents of Erie and Niagara Counties 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.

 

Is there a way to see a larger version of the photos on the Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com web site?

Yes!

When you are on the page with the full article, click on the photo. You will be taken to another page where the photo is still the same size. Click on the photo once again, and the photo will redraw much larger.

You should be able to view larger versions of all of the garden photos using this method. (A few photos were contributed to me and are in a smaller format, so this won’t work on them.)

See more frequently asked questions.


6 Responses to About

  1. Connie on June 20, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Congrats on the new mag! The best to you on this wonderful venture. I know I’ll enjoy reading!!
    Joelle

  2. janice hetrick on June 27, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Just received your card from Kelly Marion who i work with. I just revamped my garden and pond in time for the Lancaster Garden Walk after a negative statement from my husband. I have been working non-stop for 6 weeks and happy to be part of the Lancaster Garden walk.

  3. connie on June 28, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Janice,
    Your garden sounds wonderful!

    Readers, the2010 Lancaster Garden Walk will be held from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 17 and 18. You can
    pick up maps at Lancaster Deli, 155 Lake Ave; Broadway Deli, 5430 Broadway, the Lancaster Bee and Depew Bee.

    Go to our Upcoming Events page to see all the exciting gardening events happening right here in Western New York.

    Best,
    Connie

  4. Penny on November 1, 2010 at 11:19 am

    It is nice to see a website that is specific to the Buffalo/Niagara region. I garden specifically for hummingbirds and also moderate an online forum for Hummingbird gardeners with members throughout the US, Canada and Central America. How about a section on Hummingbird Gardening. There is very little accurate information available in our area on attracting and feeding hummingbirds and most of what is available is limited or incorrect.

  5. Elaine Sacco on July 21, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Please sign me up for online magazine. Thank you

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