Posts Tagged ‘ Upcoming events for Buffalo area ’

Enjoy craft beer, raffles at Botanics & Brews fundraiser for Botanical Gardens

July 28, 2015
beer

Botanics & Brews, a fundraiser for the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 30 at the Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. The event will feature craft beers, music by JJ Swing, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, cheese samples, raffles, 50/50 drawing and...
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Sign up now for Beyond Flowers bus tour this Saturday, Aug. 1

July 27, 2015
Beyond Flowers Tour in Buffalo

The bus tour called  Beyond Flowers: Sustainability in Action will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1. You’ll visit seven sites where you’ll learn about urban farming, community gardening, creating community through parks, soil phytoremediation/reclamation, rainwater retention, rooftop gardening and more. (Please note that the date in the Open Garden...
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You can still plant perennials & annuals– and there are sales!

July 21, 2015
begonia Whopper at Mischler's in Williamsville

by Connie Oswald Stofko A lot of gardeners seem to view Memorial Day weekend as a deadline. They think that all of their planting has to be done by then. Not true! “There is still lots of time to enjoy flowers,” said Mark Yadon, vice president at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest...
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Buy rain barrels, compost bins at reduced price; order by July 31 for pick-up in August

July 21, 2015
scoop of soil in garden trowel

Rain barrels and compost are both great for your garden and can help the environment. Erie County, with other sponsors, is selling compost bins and rain barrels at a reduced price. You don’t have to live in Erie County to order. You must order the items by July 31 for pick-up in Tonawanda in...
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Blue Star Marker honoring armed forces to be dedicated in Chestnut Ridge garden

July 21, 2015
planting Honor Garden at Chestnut Ridge

The South Towns Gardeners and the Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry will hold a dedication of the Blue Star Memorial By-Way Marker at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 29 in the Honor Garden at Chestnut Ridge Park, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Orchard Park. The garden surrounds the flag pole near the casino....
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Feel transported across the world in backyard tea garden in Lancaster

July 14, 2015
tea house in Lancaster NY

by Connie Oswald Stofko “Everyone comes to see the back,” said Rich Groblewski as he gave me a tour last week of his landscape at 14 Lombardy St., Lancaster. It seems like a nice suburban yard with a new arbor (the old one was crushed under seven feet of snow in the Snowvember storm),...
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Grand name reflects high goals for garden walk in Niagara Falls

July 14, 2015
Schoellkopf Park fountain courtesy Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center

by Connie Oswald Stofko “I hope this is the beginning of something to bring the city back to life,” said Pete Ames, co-chair of the Grand Gardens of the Niagara Portage. The event is a garden walk with a twist. Public gardens rather than private gardens will be the focus. You can take a...
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Gardening episode slated for Lori & Friends

July 14, 2015
Garden Show 2015 from Lori & Friends

by Connie Oswald Stofko I was delighted to be one of three guests on a special gardening episode of Lori & Friends, the popular show on Time Warner Channel 20. Usually host Lori Caso does cooking with her guests, but since cooking isn’t my strong suit, I was delighted when she said we could...
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Jamestown recognizing beautiful front yards

July 13, 2015
signs for Jamestown front yard recognition 2015

Jamestown’s front yard gardens are in full bloom, filling neighborhoods with eye-catching colors. To acknowledge the value that these gardens and their caretakers add to the city, the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation (JRC) is continuing the GROW Jamestown Front Garden Recognition Program for a fourth straight year. “The GROW Jamestown Front Garden Recognition Program is...
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Gardener has more than 300 varieties of plants in small Snyder yard

July 7, 2015
window box in Snyder NY

by Connie Oswald Stofko Dick Herr has a way with plants. He had a yucca plant in his garden, but dug it out 35 years ago. Last year– surprise!– it came back. Now it’s taller than ever and was in full bloom when I visited last week. You can see his gardens at 180...
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