Posts Tagged ‘ Indoor plants ’

What you probably don’t know about potting an amaryllis, but wish you did

January 26, 2016
'Star of Holland' amaryllis at Buffalo Botanical Gardens by Stofko

by Connie Oswald Stofko I have a bunch of amaryllis bulbs in two large pots, and I would like to separate them and move some into another pot. I asked David Clark, nationally and internationally known gardening educator, for some tips. His first suggestion: Don’t do it. “Amaryllis likes to be root-bound,” Clark said....
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When you need a little gift, the mini-mini succulent garden is just right

December 15, 2015
mini Christmas gardens

When you’re looking for a little something for someone on your Christmas list, check out the mini-mini succulent gardens at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd., Williamsville. You can give these adorable dish gardens as a token of appreciation for your child’s teacher or for the neighbor who shovels your sidewalk. Because...
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How to keep your Christmas tree fresh until February

December 1, 2015
Christmas trees suspended from ceiling Goodman's Niagara Falls

by Connie Oswald Stofko Ray Crawley and his family usually take their Christmas tree down around Jan. 1, but last year the tree was looking so good, they left it up until almost February. “I guess it’s like a flower arrangement,” Crawley said. Since it stayed fresh, they decided to enjoy it a little...
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Storybook theme at Plantasia appeals to kids, adults; see fairy gardens, kids’ activities

March 17, 2015
baa baa black sheep miniature garden at Mischler's Williamsville

by Connie Oswald Stofko “Every Garden Tells a Story” is the theme of Plantasia 2015, and you’ll see some creative interpretations in miniature gardens from Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses. Plantasia kicks off with a Preview Night from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18. Tickets for Preview Night are $15 and can be purchased...
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Amaryllis reminder: Don’t cut off the leaves

March 3, 2015
'Star of Holland' amaryllis at Buffalo Botanical Gardens by Stofko

by Connie Oswald Stofko Many of you may have received an amaryllis bulb or plant over the holidays, and you’d like to get it to rebloom indoors next year. It’s not hard to do. However, I’ve heard from a couple people that they were told to cut back the plant after it has finished...
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Orchid Show expanded at Botanical Gardens; get your orchid repotted

January 20, 2015
various orchids at Botanical Gardens

by Connie Oswald Stofko We’ve told you before that, although they look delicate, orchids are actually easy to grow. There is one tricky part, though: potting. “The hardest part is to get people to understand that you’re not putting them in dirt,” said Joseph A. DiDomenico Jr., president of the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society....
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Lockwood’s last-minute gift ideas for a gardening friend– or yourself!

December 16, 2014
Gaultheria procumbens wintergreen at Lockwood's in Hamburg NY

by Connie Oswald Stofko Here are some great last-minute gift ideas for gardeners from Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark St., Hamburg. They’re all plants that gardeners can enjoy in the house now for their flowers or berries, then plant outside in the spring and enjoy as perennials for years to come. Of course, you can...
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Do you need to refrigerate daffodil, tulip bulbs before forcing them indoors?

December 16, 2014
daffodil at Buffalo Botanical Gardens by Connie Oswald Stofko

I got this question from reader Trudy Stern: “I have a daffodil question: Should I keep them in the deep freeze for awhile before I force them indoors in January or February? Tulips? Any special tips? I am looking forward to having some bulb beauty in my house throughout the winter.” I thought this...
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Enjoy your poinsettias for weeks or months with proper care; see new varieties at Mischler’s

December 9, 2014
sparkling punch & ice punch poinsettias at Mischler's in Williamsville NY

by Connie Oswald Stofko You can enjoy your poinsettia plant for weeks or even months if you care for it properly. “The main thing is don’t overwater them,” said Mark Yadon, vice president of  Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd., Williamsville. “They don’t need to be watered nearly as much as people...
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This festive hydrangea can be enjoyed indoors now and past New Year’s

November 25, 2014
Snowball hydrangea for Christmas. Photo courtesy Mischler's Florist and Greenhouses

This is the time of year when we are all beginning to miss the flowers in our gardens. Happily, you can get a beautiful ‘Snowball’ hydrangea with large round flowers to enjoy indoors right now. It will probably last a couple of months. You can get these striking ‘Snowball’ hydrangeas at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses,...
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