Posts Tagged ‘ Upcoming events for Buffalo area ’

Learn how to have a pretty garden while being kind to the environment at Lockwood’s Fall Fair

September 1, 2015
Learn how to have a pretty garden while being kind to the environment at Lockwood’s Fall Fair

by Connie Oswald Stofko We gardeners want to be kind to the environment, but it can seem so complicated. We may know that we should have a sustainable landscape, though many of us probably can’t define exactly what that means. We should be organic, which encompasses so many different gardening practices. Can we do...
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Succulent Show to start Saturday, Sept. 5 at Botanical Gardens; workshop set for Oct. 15

September 1, 2015
butterfly arrangement of succulents

There are so many interesting ways you can use succulents at home, and for inspiration you should check out the Succulent Show that will take place from  Saturday, Sept. 5 – Sunday, Oct. 4 at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. Hours are 10 a.m.– 5 p.m. daily. The exhibit is...
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Call in your questions; Gardener’s Corner returns to WBEN 930

September 1, 2015
daisies and more flowers in Western New York

You can call in your gardening and landscape questions during a radio show called “Gardener’s Corner” sponsored by PLANT WNY’s foundation. “Gardener’s Corner” will be part of the Home Improvement Hour on WBEN 930 AM and will air from 11:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26. Chris Zeisz, a lifetime...
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Hear ’45 Gardening Tips in 45 Minutes;’ I can address your group, too

September 1, 2015
floral clock photo illustration by Connie Oswald Stofko

by Connie Oswald Stofko I will present “45 Gardening Tips in 45 Minutes” at the meeting of the Lancaster Garden Club at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9 in St. John’s Lutheran Church Hall, 55 Pleasant Ave., Lancaster. In my presentation, I’ll share some of the best tips I discovered as I have interviewed home...
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Want to make the leap to farming? Online classes available from Cornell

August 25, 2015
corn growing in field in Western New York

Have you ever considered making the leap from gardening to farming? The Northeast Beginning Farmers Project at Cornell University has created a series of online courses for those thinking of becoming a farmer as well as for beginning farmers. The interactive online courses run from five to seven weeks. Courses start in October, November, January...
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Tent sale starts Friday at Mischler’s; go early for best selection

August 18, 2015
displays of perennials at Mishler's

There’s still time to plant perennials, and you can get bargains on beautiful, healthy perennials at the end-of-season tent sale to be held from Friday, Aug. 21 through Saturday, Aug. 29 at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd., Williamsville. Hours are  8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and  9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday....
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Artwork made from old road signs to be discussed by artist at Jamestown Audubon

August 11, 2015
Amara Geffen's work in the Poetry Park in Erie, PA. Photo courtesy Audubon Nature Center.

How old road signs are being converted into artwork that will be displayed at the entrance to the Audubon Nature Center will be discussed by the artist in a talk from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug, 13, at the center, 1600 Riverside Rd., one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, NY and...
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Floral design class offered at NCCC; seniors can audit for free

August 4, 2015
flower arrangement

Anyone can take the floral design class offered this fall at Niagara County Community College, and those over age 60 can audit the class for free. “Seniors can audit any horticulture class for free,” said Carolyn A. Stanko, CNLP, Horticulture Program coordinator & assistant professor. “It is one of the best kept secrets out...
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Register now for regional Fall Hosta Forum set for Sept. 19

August 4, 2015
Lakeside Paisley Print hosta

Register now for the 18th annual Fall Hosta Forum to be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 at Edinboro University, 219 Meadville St., Edinboro, PA. The registration deadline is Sept. 5. Hotel arrangements should be made as soon as possible and no later than Aug. 19 to get a discounted...
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Botanical Gardens holding Summer Sweepstakes with grand prize of $2,500

August 4, 2015
money tree image

Winners will be drawn Friday, Sept. 4 in the Summer Sweepstakes held by the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. You don’t need to be present to win. The grand prize is $2,500. Tickets are $20 each and you have 10 chances to win with each ticket. Tickets are...
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