Posts Tagged ‘ Indoor plants ’

Frost is only weeks (days?) away in WNY; protect tender plants to prolong growing season

September 16, 2014
frostfog courtesy Donna Brok Garden Walk Garden Talk

It’s just a matter of weeks (or perhaps days) before we get frost in Western New York. Although he doesn’t know of any parts of Western New York that have gotten frost yet, there was a frost advisory Sunday night for the Town of Andover in Allegany County, said Mark Holt, Agriculture-Horticulture community educator...
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Morty the corpse flower bloomed

August 8, 2014
Morty the corpse flower bloomed

by Connie Oswald Stofko Morty, the corpse flower at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, finally bloomed! It opened in the wee hours of the morning Friday, Aug. 8. I went over around 10 a.m. and shot the video below. People were lined up Friday to see Morty and lines got longer on...
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Got Easter flowers? Keep them blooming for years to come in Western New York

April 22, 2014
Got Easter flowers? Keep them blooming for years to come in Western New York

by Connie Oswald Stofko A lot of beautiful potted flowers were sold this past week for Easter by Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark St., Hamburg. But when the flower falls off, what do you do with the plant? “People don’t know what to do with flowers they get at Easter,” said Teresa Buchanan, garden center...
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Miniature gardens tell a story with plants– Make them as gifts!

March 18, 2014
Miniature gardens tell a story with plants– Make them as gifts!

by Connie Oswald Stofko A cat is curled up in one of the Adirondack chairs at the koi pond. On the table rests a goblet filled with Merlot, and the glass dome has been removed from a plate of cheese. “It’s a miniature fantasy,” said Dan Meyer, greenhouse associate at Mischler’sFlorist and Greenhouses, 118...
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Orchid show set for Feb. 22 & 23; orchids & supplies will be sold

February 17, 2014
Orchid show set for Feb. 22 & 23; orchids & supplies will be sold

The Orchid Show, sponsored by the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society and the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, will take place at the Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23. The show includes dozens of...
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Get custom potting mix for indoor plants at Lockwood’s

February 11, 2014
Get custom potting mix for indoor plants at Lockwood’s

Now is a good time to repot your houseplants, but don’t use just any soil—Use what the professionals use at Lockwood’s Garden Center, 4484 Clark Street, Hamburg. Lockwood’s Garden Center creates their own soilless potting medium, and you can buy the same mixture they use. It contains a slow-release fertilizer and is great for...
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Want blooms inside during WNY winter? Get a cyclamen

February 4, 2014
Want blooms inside during WNY winter? Get a cyclamen

by Connie Oswald Stofko If you’re looking for a blooming flower in winter, especially for Valentine’s Day, check out cyclamen. Some attentive gardeners may find cyclamen tricky to care for, but that’s because cyclamen don’t need much care. “They don’t want to be overloved,” said Mark Yadon, vice president of Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses,...
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Indoor gardening: Create a container of succulents during WNY winter

January 28, 2014
Indoor gardening: Create a container of succulents during WNY winter

by Connie Oswald Stofko I know most of you are dreaming of spring right now. You can’t wait to get outside and arrange perennials in a garden bed or mix annuals in a container. Don’t just pout and wait for spring. Here’s a gardening project you can do right now: Create a container garden...
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Amaryllis is great flower to grow indoors now; see show under way now at Botanical Gardens

January 21, 2014
Amaryllis is great flower to grow indoors now; see show under way now at Botanical Gardens

by Connie Oswald Stofko The amaryllis is a favorite flower for Western New York gardeners to grow indoors at this time of year because there’s not much going on bloom-wise outdoors. Amaryllis bulbs are popular holiday gifts. My niece, Carrie Hoffman of Cheektowaga, got one and started charting its amazing growth. The plant can...
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What can you do about pesky fruit flies? Please help this reader

December 17, 2013
What can you do about pesky fruit flies? Please help this reader

by Connie Oswald Stofko Here’s a question from a reader: Dear Connie, We are annoyed by fruit flies. I have a few in every room. I have put out small dishes of apple cider vinegar, commercial “fruit fly trap,” sprayed the dirt in my plants with bug spray, no change. I have no fruit...
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