Posts Tagged ‘ Upcoming events for Buffalo area ’

Soil, design & common problems to be covered in Cooperative Extension classes in East Aurora

September 9, 2014
closeup soil and trowel in Western New York garden

A series of three gardening classes will be held by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County in its auditorium (second floor), 21 South Grove St., East Aurora. All classes will be held from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Dates and topics are: Sept. 24: Soil Is the Key. Learn how to improve your...
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Daylong WordPress Camp offers sessions for beginners & developers; join me there

September 9, 2014
computer helps you get gardening information

by Connie Oswald Stofko I’ll give writing tips for bloggers at WordCamp Buffalo on Saturday, Sept. 13 in the Science Hall at Canisius College, 2001 Main St., Buffalo. If you have considered starting a blog or website, or if you already have one, you can learn a lot at WordCamp. WordCamp is a daylong...
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Succulent Show starts Saturday; see all the activities at Botanical Gardens

September 2, 2014
dog house at succulent show in 2011 at Buffalo Botanical Gardens

by Connie Oswald Stofko I think gardeners sometimes overlook succulents. You can grow them outdoors in a garden or in a pot inside. They come in many shapes, colors and growing habits. And while they’re not known for their flowers, these plants can be showy. To get inspiration on how you might display succulents,...
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Hurry: Register by noon Wednesday for classes & you could win Lockwood’s certificate

September 2, 2014
trowel in garden compost with bushel basket of autumn leaves in Western New York

by Connie Oswald Stofko If you register by noon Wednesday, Sept. 3 for any class at this weekend’s Fall Garden Fair at Lockwood’s, you will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 Lockwood’s gift certificate. By registering early, you’ll make sure you reserve a spot for yourself in your favorite class or...
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Docents needed at Botanical Gardens; training starts Sept. 11

September 2, 2014
Docents needed at Botanical Gardens; training starts Sept. 11

If you love gardening and botany, consider sharing your passion with others by volunteering as a docent at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. Docents work with people of all ages. They lead tours of the Botanical Gardens for a variety of groups year round, teach hands-on programs...
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Get tips on spring-flowering bulbs and more at Lockwood’s Fall Garden Fair Sept. 6 & 7

August 26, 2014
cut tulips in Amherst NY

by Connie Oswald Stofko “Winter is too long,” said David Clark, horticulturist and national garden speaker.”With our Western New York winters, it’s nice to have something pop up in mid- to late winter.” That’s why he recommends planting spring bulbs– The first ones can come up when there’s still snow on the ground. “I...
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Rally to display vintage farm equipment; additions made to children’s play area

August 26, 2014
sneaker pull at steam engine rally in Alexander NY

by Connie Oswald Stofko Steam engines may be a relic of a bygone era, but they were powerful. That’s the lesson that kids can learn when dozens of them team up against a steam-powered tractor in a sneaker pull, one of the attractions held every year at the rally of the Western New York...
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Kids bored? Take them to Botanical Gardens for outdoor garden, camps & more

August 5, 2014
Kids bored? Take them to Botanical Gardens for outdoor garden, camps & more

by Connie Oswald Stofko In the outdoor children’s garden at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, kids are allowed– and encouraged– to touch the plants and experience the texture of fuzzy and glossy leaves. They can water the plants or just play with the hand pump. A big attraction is the sandbox, located...
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Corpse flower to bloom soon at Botanical Gardens; may happen only once a decade

July 29, 2014
Corpse flower to bloom soon at Botanical Gardens; may happen only once a decade

UPDATE:  Morty the corpse flower is blooming now. Today, Saturday, Aug. 9, the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will be open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. The last admission ticket will be sold at 11 p.m. See a video of Morty in bloom here.   by Connie Oswald Stofko In a rare...
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West Seneca gardener creates a getaway in her own backyard

July 15, 2014
West Seneca gardener creates a getaway in her own backyard

by Connie Oswald Stofko “It’s serene,” said Mary Anne Bach as she gazed around her backyard. “I love coming here.” Sometimes if friends ask her if she wants to go out, her real answer is no. She’d rather spend her time off in her garden. You’ll be able to see why she enjoys her...
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