Posts Tagged ‘ Landscape design ’

Shakespeare garden planned for Karpeles Manuscript Library on Porter; fundraiser set

April 15, 2014
Shakespeare garden planned for Karpeles Manuscript Library on Porter; fundraiser set

“At Christmas I no more desire a rose than wish snow in May’s new-fangled mirth.” Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare   by Connie Oswald Stofko Flowers, herbs and trees mentioned in the works of William Shakespeare will be featured in a new Buffalo Shakespeare Garden that is planned for the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum,...
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Got clay or rocks in your soil? Use pallets to create a raised bed– It’s simple!

March 25, 2014
Got clay or rocks in your soil? Use pallets to create a raised bed– It’s simple!

by Connie Oswald Stofko You may be reluctant to start a new garden bed if you have a site that’s less than ideal. Maybe it’s full of stones that you would have to sift out or pick out by hand. Or maybe the soil is compacted or riddled with clay, so you face the prospect...
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Make food a permanent part of your Western New York yard with edible landscapes

February 25, 2014
Make food a permanent part of your Western New York yard with edible landscapes

by Connie Oswald Stofko When we want to grow food, we generally think of smallish plants that we would categorize as “vegetables” or “herbs,” such as tomatoes or zucchini or parsley. Today we’re going to challenge you to think bigger. When you think of food, think of trees and shrubs. The concept is called...
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Grow tunnel lets you grow veggies during winter in Western New York

November 26, 2013
grow tunnel in Buffalo NY

by Connie Oswald Stofko The temperature was in the teens this past weekend, but the vegetables in the grow tunnel at City Honors School in Buffalo are still going strong. In this video, Caesandra Seawell, garden manager, shows us how the grow tunnel can extend the gardening season, allowing us to grow vegetables in...
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5 tips from Graycliff’s landscape restoration you can use in your own garden

November 5, 2013
5 tips from Graycliff’s landscape restoration you can use in your own garden

Over the years, many changes were made to the landscape at Graycliff Estate, 6472 Old Lake Shore Rd., Derby. The historic landmark was designed by the famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright as a summer home for Isabelle R. Martin and her husband, Darwin D. Martin, a wealthy Buffalo businessman. To bring Graycliff back to...
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Amherst Arboretum project to be recognized at bi-national conference

October 1, 2013
Amherst Arboretum project to be recognized at bi-national conference

The Amherst Conservation Advisory Council will be recognized for the Arboretum at Amherst State Park Project at the 2013 Conference on the Environment: A Bi-National Summit be held Thursday and Friday, Oct. 3 and 4, at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Buffalo. The conference is for environmental professionals and community leaders from the United...
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Add interest to your WNY garden with a roller coaster effect

October 1, 2013
Add interest to your WNY garden with a roller coaster effect

Here’s a tip for designing a new perennial bed. You can use this tip now– Fall is a great time to plant  perennials and start a new garden in Western New York. There’s still plenty of time for the plants to set roots. We all know one general design rule is to place taller...
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See new landscape design at Richardson Olmsted Complex in Buffalo during free event

September 24, 2013
See new landscape design at Richardson Olmsted Complex in Buffalo during free event

What would Olmsted do now? That’s the question designers attempted to answer as they created a new landscape for the Richardson Olmsted Complex, a National Historic Landmark. The designers wanted to remain true to the original intent of acclaimed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted while addressing concerns of the 21st century. You can see...
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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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