Posts Tagged ‘ Upcoming events for Buffalo area ’

Native plants and large greenhouse are attractions in this Parkside garden

June 23, 2015
overall view of Bonnie Brooks' yard in Buffalo NY

by Connie Oswald Stofko The yard of Carrie Brooks, 773 Crescent Ave., Buffalo, is filled with plants, and many of them have a story. The forsythia came from a bouquet her daughter gave her. The branches stayed in the vase of water too long and rooted, so she planted them. After the bush has...
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Get tips on going big from this West Seneca garden

June 16, 2015
Jerry Powarski in his garden in West Seneca

by Connie Oswald Stofko Go big. That’s the lesson I took away from the gardens of Jerry Powarski of George Dr., West Seneca. Powarski gave me a sneak peek last week as a preview of the West Seneca Tour of Gardens, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday,...
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Garden Art Sale set for June 28

June 16, 2015
vases Garden Art Sale from Garden Walk Buffalo Niagara

Visit 30 vendors of nature-themed items that can be displayed in a garden setting during the annual Garden Art Sale, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 28 at the Parkside Lodge in Delaware Park, Buffalo. Admission is free. Media include sculpture, metalwork, paintings, woodwork, architectural remnants, found art, jewelry, ceramics, and planters– anything...
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8 reasons why the Botanical Gardens uses coleus– & why you should, too

June 9, 2015
coleus Kingswood Torch at Buffalo Botanical Gardens

by Connie Oswald Stofko Coleus doesn’t get showy flowers, yet it’s the featured plant in the Celebration of Coleus and Color show that starts Saturday, June 13 at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. Even without an emphasis on flowers, this exhibit is a favorite among some visitors...
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Tip: Plant Egyptian walking onions & mark your calendar for Lewiston GardenFest

June 9, 2015
Lewiston GardenFest

by Connie Oswald Stofko Carol Ann Harlos will give a talk on herbs at the 10th annual Lewiston GardenFest, which will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21, on Center Street in Lewiston. I asked her to share one tip as a preview. “Plant Egyptian walking onions,”...
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Fairy garden workshops set for June 20, 21 at Mischler’s; contest set during garden walk

June 9, 2015
airy garden workshop June 2015 from Mischler's in Williamsville

Make your own fairy garden in a workshop at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd., Williamsville. You can choose from morning and afternoon sessions. The workshops will be held from 10 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21 at Mischler’s. The cost is...
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Tour Buffalo gardens by bike on June 20

June 9, 2015
gobike tour with Garden Walk Buffalo Niagara

You can tour some of Buffalo’s most beautiful gardens on the GObike City Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 20 as part of Garden Walk Buffalo Niagara (formerly National Garden Festival). This will be a fun and relaxed seven-mile tour of some of Buffalo’s most beautiful gardens in and around...
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Help bees, butterflies & other pollinators

June 2, 2015
bee flying into hosta flower in Amherst NY

by Connie Oswald Stofko Whether we want to grow food or enjoy beautiful flowers, pollinators are so important to our gardens that an entire week has been dedicated to them. About 75 percent of all flowering plants rely on animal pollinators, according to Pollinator Partnership, which works to protect the health of these animals...
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Exhibit June 5-27 to feature art created during Open Gardens last year; art can be purchased

June 2, 2015
Lilies by Susan Webb Tregay

Garden Walk Buffalo Niagara will hold an exhibition of artwork that was created during Open Gardens last year. (During Open Gardens, clusters of private gardens are open to the public on Thursdays or Fridays. Open Gardens will be held again this year in July.) The opening of the art exhibit will be held from 6 to 9...
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June 30 is deadline for Audubon photo contest; photo workshop set for June 20

June 2, 2015
Mushrooms by Elizabeth Miller courtesy Audubon Nature Center

The deadline is Tuesday, June 30  for submitting photographs to the Audubon Nature Center’s 2015 Nature Photography Contest. You can choose photographs from your collection or shoot new ones. Photographers with any level of experience can enter. All submissions are made online. The Youth Division is for people ages 8-18 or who are still...
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