Posts Tagged ‘ Upcoming events for Buffalo area ’

Vendors sought for Buffalo-style Garden Art Sale

February 9, 2016
photo courtesy Garden Walk Buffalo Niagara

Vendors of garden-oriented or nature-themed works that can be displayed in a garden setting are being sought for the Buffalo-style Garden Art Sale to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26 at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. The deadline...
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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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See colorful orchids in bloom at this year’s Botanical Gardens orchid show

January 26, 2016
various orchids at Botanical Gardens

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will be bursting with orchids during the winter 2016 orchid exhibit taking place now through Sunday, Feb. 28 at the Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. Special activities including the annual Orchid Show will take place the last weekend of the exhibit, and an Orchid Sale will...
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Master Gardener training set in Albion; register by Feb. 16

January 26, 2016
looking at mint plant in Amherst NY

Master Gardener training will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in March and April at Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension, 12690 State Route 31, Albion. The deadline to register is Tuesday, Feb. 16. For more information, call (585) 798-4265.  
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Get tickets for Lumagination launch party before price goes up; display goes until Feb. 20

January 19, 2016
Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

Be the first to see Lumagination, the wildly popular event where the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens are lit up after dark, at the launch party to be held from 6 to 9 p.m.  Tuesday, Jan. 26 at the Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. Tickets for the launch party include cocktails...
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Genesee County to host Garden Talk series

January 18, 2016
soil by Stofko

The Genesee County Master Gardeners will host their 2016 Garden Talk series during the lunch hour from 12:15 p.m. until 12:45 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month from February through November at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Office, 420 E. Main St., Batavia. There is no registration required and the admission is free....
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Reinstein Woods is taking orders until Feb. 5 for native wildflowers, ferns

January 18, 2016
bee and milkweed flower in Buffalo

Friends of Reinstein Woods are holding a native perennial plant sale. You can order online. Orders must be received by Friday, Feb. 5. See the list of available plants here. All plants come as seedlings in a six-inch pot. Plant pickup is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 22 at Reinstein Woods...
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Doorknob baskets & two more ideas for decorating, gift giving

December 8, 2015
doorknob basket

by Connie Oswald Stofko Here’s a delightful holiday decoration that I hadn’t seen before: doorknob baskets. As the name suggests, they’re small woven baskets that you can hang as a decoration on a doorknob. They’re filled with greens grown at Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark St., Hamburg. “You can leave one on your neighbor’s door...
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Submit your artwork for a chance at a $100 prize for the Capen Garden Walk 2016

December 6, 2015
2015 poster for Samuel Capen Garden Walk

Submissions of original artwork for use on posters for the 2016 Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk are being sought. The poster art contest is being held by the University Heights Arts Association (UHAA), which will jury the competition. It is free to enter your artwork and a prize of $100 will be awarded for...
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There’s something special about real-world interactions among gardeners, speaker says

December 1, 2015
garden courtesy Schmith

by Connie Oswald Stofko There’s something special about chatting face to face with other gardeners. It’s not the same experience if you just read another gardener’s tweet or Facebook post. That’s why you should consider joining a gardening organization, or if you are already part of one, encourage others to join, says Nikki Schmith,...
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