Posts Tagged ‘ Upcoming events for Buffalo area ’

Mischler’s 49-cent perennial sale starts Friday; make the most of it with these tips

April 21, 2015
Digitalis Foxglove Dalmation Peach from Ivy Garth

by Connie Oswald Stofko It’s the sale that gardeners wait all year for— Mischler’s 49-cent perennial sale. Since it comes around only once a year, you should do a little preparation so you can make the most of it. The sale will be held Friday, April 24 to Sunday, May 3 at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South...
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Sign up for parcel in community garden at Lockwood’s; meeting set for April 23

April 21, 2015
trellis made from lattice in Lockwood's community garden in Hamburg NY

You can rent a plot in the community garden at Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark St., Hamburg. You don’t have to live in Hamburg; anyone can rent a plot. Lockwood’s has set aside a portion of its farmland for the community garden. It has divided the garden into parcels 4 feet wide by 50 feet long; the...
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Share your garden on Garden Walk Buffalo; deadline is May 15

April 21, 2015
looking into small yard in Buffalo NY

If you want to share your garden on Garden Walk Buffalo, apply soon– the deadline is May 15. You can apply online or download an application and mail it in. Garden Walk Buffalo takes place on the West Side of Buffalo. Your garden must be within the boundaries of the walk: the Niagara River to Main Street and...
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Moonflower opens before your eyes; it’s a new offering at Mischler’s 49-cent perennial sale

April 14, 2015
ScabiosaBabyBlue from Ivy Garth

by Connie Oswald Stofko The moonflower (Oenothera acaulis, also known as a mountain dandelion) is an amazing plant. The light yellow flowers open in the evening, and they open so fast you can watch it happen in real time. “They open before your very eyes like time-lapse photography,” said Mark Yadon, vice president at Mischler’s Florist and...
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Fairy & Gnome Festival set at Botanical Gardens; April 15 is deadline to enter contest

April 14, 2015
kids fairy garden from Buffalo Erie County Botanical Gardens

Two kids’ workshops on making a fairy garden as well as a display of kids’ fairy and gnome houses will be highlights of the Fairy and Gnome Festival to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 9 at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. The festival is included...
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Hear 45 gardening tips at Mount Olivet; first in series of talks at the Kenmore cemetery

April 14, 2015
floral clock photo illustration by Connie Oswald Stofko

by Connie Oswald Stofko I  will present “45 Gardening Tips in 45 Minutes” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23 in the main office at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 4000 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore. This will be the first in a new series of talks at the cemetery called Live Your Legacy Workshops.  All programs are free...
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Learn about pruning & get your tools sharpened at Lockwood’s; birding seminar, too

April 7, 2015
pruning photo from adamr at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Because the first one filled up so fast, Lockwood’s Greenhouses is holding another seminar on pruning at 1 p.m. this Saturday, April 11 at Lockwood’s, 4484 Clark St., Hamburg. The session will be taught by gardening expert Sally Cunningham. It will focus on damage from the Snowvember Storm, but will also cover common problems in the landscape caused...
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Hear 45 gardening tips in East Aurora

April 7, 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 East Aurora Garden Club on Monday, April 13 at St. Mathias Episcopal Church, 374 Main St., East Aurora. Luncheon is at noon, followed by a short business meeting, with the presentation at 1 p.m. In my...
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Deadline is April 15 to sign up as vendor for Garden Art Sale

April 7, 2015
vases Garden Art Sale from Garden Walk Buffalo Niagara

Vendors must sign up by April 15 for 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. This is an event of Garden Walk Buffalo Niagara (formerly the National Garden Festival.) The organizers are looking for vendors of arts...
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How to force cherry blossoms; Buffalo’s Cherry Blossom Ball is April 2

March 24, 2015
cherry blossoms in Buffalo NY

by Connie Oswald Stofko It’s easy to force cherry blossoms, say the organizers of Buffalo’s Cherry Blossom Ball, and the technique can be used on other branches including forsythia, apple and plum. Forced cherry branches will be used in centerpieces for the ball, which will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April...
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