Posts Tagged ‘ Floral design ’

Wreaths don’t have to be round; see creative decorations at Lockwood’s

December 9, 2014
Photo copyright Connie Oswald Stofko

by Connie Oswald Stofko If you want something a little different for the holidays, choose a wreath that isn’t round. You can find creative shapes at Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark St., Hamburg. The handmade wreaths at Lockwood’s can be shaped like a heart, Christmas tree, cross, square or rectangle as well as the traditional...
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Wall decoration with staghorn fern is one of the new workshops at Lockwood’s

September 16, 2014
staghorn fern craft from Lockwood's in Hamburg NY

A staghorn fern mounted on a rustic plaque is one of the intriguing floral crafts you can make in the series of classes to be held this fall at Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark St., Hamburg. The staghorn fern has fronds that look like the horns of a staghorn deer. It’s an epiphytic plant or...
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There’s more to flower shows than large arrangements; here’s a darling 3-D craft

August 12, 2014
There’s more to flower shows than large arrangements; here’s a darling 3-D craft

by Connie Oswald Stofko I’m always delighted by the creativity on display at flower shows. Yes, there are flower arrangements, but there is so much more. Here’s a darling three-dimensional baby bed made of plant material. Wouldn’t something like this be cute for a baby shower? I saw this at the annual flower show...
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Hands-on workshops, presentations set at Lockwood’s

April 1, 2014
Hands-on workshops, presentations set at Lockwood’s

Presentations on gardening as well as hands-on floral workshops will be among this season’s classes to be offered at Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark St., Hamburg. Registration is necessary for all classes. You can register for most of the classes online now (some of the classes aren’t posted on the Lockwood’s site yet– check back...
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Cool table decoration: colorful frozen spheres

February 11, 2014
Cool table decoration: colorful frozen spheres

by Connie Oswald Stofko I have been fascinated with making decorations out of frozen spheres. I made a large arrangement of frozen spheres for my porch, then I added candle holders made out of ice. I kept thinking that you should be able to use this idea inside, too, but I quickly recognized some...
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Decorate a holiday wreath at Mischler’s

December 3, 2013
Decorate a holiday wreath at Mischler’s

  Learn how to decorate your very own fresh wreath for the holidays in a workshop on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd., Williamsville. Workshops will be held at 10 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. Each workshop will begin with a brief explanation and decorating demonstration by a...
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‘Snowball’ hydrangea takes you from Thanksgiving into the new year

November 19, 2013
‘Snowball’ hydrangea takes you from Thanksgiving into the new year

by Connie Oswald Stofko In a rare occurrence, the first day of Hanukkah falls on Thanksgiving this year. But there are so many holidays at this time of year that many of us will be celebrating more than one in the coming weeks. In addition to Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, there’s the winter solstice on...
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Get a jump on the holidays with Christmas open house at Lockwood’s

November 12, 2013
Get a jump on the holidays with Christmas open house at Lockwood’s

Lockwood’s Greenhouses will hold a Christmas open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 16, at the garden center, 4484 Clark St., Hamburg. Whether you’re looking for Christmas gifts or decorations for your own home, you’ll find a spectacular array at Lockwood’s. Make your purchases early– A free gift will be given...
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Get inspiration from Genesee Country Village for autumn decorations with flowers, gourds

October 8, 2013
Get inspiration from Genesee Country Village for autumn decorations with flowers, gourds

by Connie Oswald Stofko First I want to welcome all the folks who subscribed to Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com this past weekend at the Fall Festival and Agricultural Fair at the Genesee Country Village and Museum. Please join the conversation here by commenting on articles. And when your garden club or other gardening organization has events that...
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Now is the time to plant cold tolerant annuals, spring bulbs

September 17, 2013
Now is the time to plant cold tolerant annuals, spring bulbs

You can add color to your autumn garden now with cold tolerant annuals. You can find many varieties, grown on site, at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd., Amherst. Winter pansies, seen here, are popular. They’re frost tolerant and capable of withstanding our unpredictable fall weather. If you plant them in containers,...
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