Posts Tagged ‘ Garden Walks ’

Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk seeks original artwork for 2014 posters

April 8, 2014
Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk seeks original artwork for 2014 posters

The Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk is looking for submissions of original artwork for use on the Thirteenth Annual Capen Garden Walk 2014 posters. Entries are due by Wednesday, April 30. The University Heights Arts Association will jury the competition. This year’s theme is “The Art of Gardening.” Painting, photography, illustration, mixed media and...
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Lewiston GardenFest accepting applications for garden participants, vendors

April 1, 2014
Lewiston GardenFest accepting applications for garden participants, vendors

by Connie Oswald Stofko Applications are now being accepted for open garden participants and vendors for the 9th annual Lewiston GardenFest, which will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 21 and 22  in Lewiston. Lewiston residents interested in showcasing their garden must apply by May 1. Residents don’t have to showcase their entire yard;...
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Black Rock & Riverside Tour of Gardens offers $200 prize for artwork to use on cover

March 25, 2014
Black Rock & Riverside Tour of Gardens offers $200 prize for artwork to use on cover

The Black Rock & Riverside Tour of Gardens Committee is seeking original artwork to use on the cover of their beautiful 12-page color map guide, as well as on posters  and other promotional materials, including T-shirts. The winning artist will receive a $200 cash prize. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, April 30. The...
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Garden Walk Buffalo to absorb National Garden Festival; expect events to continue as usual

February 18, 2014
Garden Walk Buffalo to absorb National Garden Festival; expect events to continue as usual

by Connie Oswald Stofko The National Garden Festival, which has been looking for ways to become a sustainable organization so that it can continue into the future, will be absorbed by Garden Walk Buffalo, the largest garden walk in the United States. Visitors probably won’t notice any differences in events this year, said Cindy...
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Deadline is March 31 for vendors to sign up for Buffalo-style Garden Art Sale

February 3, 2014
Deadline is March 31 for vendors to sign up for Buffalo-style Garden Art Sale

I’ve received a couple questions from people asking how they can sign up for the Buffalo-style Garden Art Sale, so I wanted to share this information right away. You can get an application here, and the deadline for applications is March 31. The items for sale have to be garden- or nature-themed, or works...
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Grants available from Garden Walk Buffalo; deadline is Feb. 15

January 21, 2014
Grants available from Garden Walk Buffalo; deadline is Feb. 15

Applications are now being accepted for Garden Walk Buffalo Marvin Lunenfeld Beautification Grants, named for Garden Walk Buffalo’s founder. These grants have helped fund dozens of garden beautification projects across the West Side of Buffalo for a total of more than $50,000 in the last several years. Completed applications are due Feb. 15.  Get...
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Halloween fun: Be creative in your WNY garden all year long

October 29, 2013
Halloween pumpkin decoration made from old fence

I visited the yard of Jim “Wak” Nowicki during Garden Walk Buffalo in July. He had lots of interesting elements in his summer garden, including live fish in bowls suspended from tree branches, which we’ll talk about more toward the end of this article. But he doesn’t relegate his creativity to the summer months....
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Look up– There’s a flower garden on the roof!

August 20, 2013
Look up– There’s a flower garden on the roof!

Denis Uminski said he should put a sign in his backyard that says, “Look up!” Otherwise visitors can miss one of the newest and most interesting features of the landscape: a flower garden planted on the slanted roof of the Uminskis’ garage at 95 Columbia Blvd., Kenmore. He and his wife Mary Jane got...
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‘Beachside bar’ is relaxing spot in Riverside backyard

August 6, 2013
‘Beachside bar’ is relaxing spot in Riverside backyard

With water, fish, sand and a bar, it’s like a vacation resort in the backyard of Jim and Linda Whittaker, 56 Evelyn St., in the Riverside area of Buffalo. The Whittakers  shared their gardens Aug. 3 during the Black Rock and Riverside Tour of Gardens, which included the evening Starry Night Garden Tour. This...
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Gardeners make substitutes for impatiens on Garden Walk Buffalo

July 30, 2013
Gardeners make substitutes for impatiens on Garden Walk Buffalo

by Connie Oswald Stofko During last year’s Garden Walk Buffalo, mounds of impatiens were flowering robustly at 689 West Delavan, Buffalo.  But just a few weeks later, the impatiens were dropping their leaves. By September, the impatiens were gone, a victim of downy mildew.  This year, Luis Martinez and Jeff Wilson were among the...
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