Posts Tagged ‘ Upcoming events for Buffalo area ’

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

  by Connie Oswald Stofko In a rare event that might happen only once a decade, a corpse flower is likely to bloom within the next nine days at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. The corpse flower blooms every 6 to 10 years. The blossom of the...
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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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Gardeners take advantage of sloped backyard; see it on Amherst Garden Walk

July 8, 2014
Gardeners take advantage of sloped backyard; see it on Amherst Garden Walk

by Connie Oswald Stofko A natural slope creates a terraced effect in the backyard of Darryl Moden and Chuck Hidy, and they take advantage of it with features including a Medina stone wall and steps leading up to a pergola that serves as a gateway to the top tier. This is one of about...
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Enjoy outdoor gardens every day of the week at Botanical Gardens; if it rains, see exhibits inside

July 8, 2014
Enjoy outdoor gardens every day of the week at Botanical Gardens; if it rains, see exhibits inside

by Connie Oswald Stofko Do you realize you can visit gardens every day of the week in Western New York? There are garden walks as part of the National Garden Festival every weekend through Aug. 2. Open Gardens continue on Thursdays and Friday through the end of July. And each day you can visit...
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Show off your talent in container design contest at Mischler’s & you could win great prizes

July 1, 2014
Show off your talent in container design contest at Mischler’s & you could win great prizes

Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, which has won awards for its own container designs, gives you a chance to show off your talent and possibly win a great prize in its new Container Design Competition to be held Saturday, Aug. 2 at Mischler’s, 118 South Forest Rd., Williamsville. It’s free to enter. The first, second...
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Garden walk preview: See how these Hamburg gardeners reuse scrap materials

June 24, 2014
Garden walk preview: See how these Hamburg gardeners reuse scrap materials

by Connie Oswald Stofko “We never throw anything out,” said Ken Haberman of 39 West Ave., Hamburg. He and his wife Shirley have found ways to use scrap material in their gardens. When a driveway was put in, the extra topsoil became raised beds at the front of the house. Broken concrete was used...
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New! Hosta show at Botanical Gardens to display & judge leaves

June 17, 2014
New! Hosta show at Botanical Gardens to display & judge leaves

A new hosta show called Buffalo: The City of Light will be held by the Western New York Hosta Society from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 22 at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. In this unique show, hundreds of single hosta leaves (not the flowers) will...
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Coleus can add color & height to shady gardens; see spectacular displays at Botanical Gardens

June 10, 2014
Coleus can add color & height to shady gardens; see spectacular displays at Botanical Gardens

  by Connie Oswald Stofko “The colors are breathtaking,” said Jeff Thompson, director of horticulture at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, talking about the coleus ‘Chocolate Covered Cherry’. “It will visually will stun you.” The colors in ‘Chocolate Covered Cherry’, which you can see in the first photo, are indeed mouth watering. A...
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National Garden Festival coming up: Garden walks start next week, open gardens in July

June 10, 2014
National Garden Festival coming up: Garden walks start next week, open gardens in July

 by Connie Oswald Stofko The big question people have been asking me is whether the open gardens will return this year as part of the National Garden Festival. The answer is yes! This year the open gardens will be held only in July on Thursdays or Fridays. The listing of all the open gardens...
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Starry Night in the Garden to feature A Great Big World and Kodaline

June 10, 2014
Starry Night in the Garden to feature A Great Big World and Kodaline

Starry Night in the Garden, a fundraiser for the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 18 in the Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. The headliners will be A Great Big World and Kodaline. General admission tickets include entry to the concert and...
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