Posts Tagged ‘ Garden Walks ’

Register your garden for Ken-Ton Garden Tour; deadline is June 5

May 19, 2015
cactus in bathtub in Tonawanda NY

The Ken-Ton Garden Tour is now accepting applications for the 2015 tour. Residents in the Town of Tonawanda and Village of Kenmore can register their gardens. You can register online. You can also download an application to be printed and mailed via US mail. Paper applications are also available in the Tonawanda Town Supervisor’s...
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Share your garden on Garden Walk Buffalo; deadline is May 15

April 21, 2015
looking into small yard in Buffalo NY

If you want to share your garden on Garden Walk Buffalo, apply soon– the deadline is May 15. You can apply online or download an application and mail it in. Garden Walk Buffalo takes place on the West Side of Buffalo. Your garden must be within the boundaries of the walk: the Niagara River to Main Street and...
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Tips for planting an unused space: the ‘hellstrip’ between street & sidewalk

April 7, 2015
hellstrip with flowers in Buffalo NY view from sidewalk

by Connie Oswald Stofko People call it the “hellstrip.” It’s that section between the sidewalk and street where people generally grow nothing but grass. It’s where the plows deposit the heavy, salty snow from the street. Garbage cans get tossed there. Dogs do their business there. What in the world could you grow there?...
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Lewiston GardenFest accepting applications for garden walk, vendors

March 31, 2015
Lewiston GardenFest poster 2015

The Lewiston GardenFest, presented by the Lewiston Garden Club, is accepting applications from Lewiston residents interested in showcasing their gardens as well as from vendors who want to exhibit. The deadline is May 1. The event, which is celebrating its tenth year, will be held  from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and...
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A natural slope adds interest to colorful shade garden in Hamburg; garden walks are coming!

February 17, 2015
steps in Whittemore garden in Hamburg NY

by Connie Oswald Stofko A natural slope combined with raised beds add interest to the Hamburg yard of Barb and Dave Whittemore. “There are seven steps to the top deck,” Dave pointed out. “We really have vistas with this. The elevations make a world of difference. That’s one thing I really enjoy.” A screened-in...
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$100 prize offered for artwork for Capen Garden Walk 2015 posters; deadline is April 3

January 12, 2015
$100 prize offered for artwork for Capen Garden Walk 2015 posters; deadline is April 3

A competition will be held to select original artwork to use on the 2015 posters for the Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk. It is free to enter your artwork and a prize of $100 will be awarded. Anyone may enter. The University Heights Arts Association (UHAA ) will jury the competition. The theme for...
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Call for artwork for Garden Walk Buffalo; entries are due Jan. 31

November 25, 2014
2014 Garden Walk Buffalo poster

Garden Walk Buffalo is looking for submissions of original artwork to promote the 2015 event, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday,  July 25 and 26. This is an opportunity to share your artwork with hundreds of local gardeners and thousands of visitors. Entries are due Jan. 31,...
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Gardeners in Cheektowaga & South Buffalo sought for Open Gardens; deadline is Dec. 1

November 18, 2014
path through garden in Buffalo NY

The organizers of Open Gardens for the National Garden Festival are looking for gardeners in Cheektowaga and South Buffalo to participate in 2015. During Open Gardens, the public can visit the gardens on Thursdays and/or Fridays from July 9-31, 2015. The gardens are clustered geographically, and the days and times that the gardens are...
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Garden Walk Buffalo accepting applications for grants; deadline is Feb. 17

October 21, 2014
Garden Walk Buffalo accepting applications for grants; deadline is Feb. 17

Applications for Marvin Lunenfeld Beautification Grants are now available from Garden Walk Buffalo, the largest garden walk in the nation. The grants, named for Marvin Lunenfeld, Garden Walk Buffalo’s founder, 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...
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Get inspired by another peek at garden art in Lancaster yard

September 23, 2014
fire extinguisher as garden art in Lancaster NY

by Connie Oswald Stofko I visited the garden of Karen Deutschlander of Lancaster last summer as she was preparing for the Lancaster Garden Walk, then I showed you how she uses vignettes in her garden. She has quite a collection of other garden art, too. On this first day of autumn, let’s take another peek...
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