Posts Tagged ‘ Upcoming events for Buffalo area ’

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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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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