Posts Tagged ‘ Upcoming events for Buffalo area ’

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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Spring flowers are blooming at Botanical Gardens; Taste of Paradise is Friday

March 17, 2015
tulips hyacinths daffodils at Buffalo Botanical Gardens

by Connie Oswald Stofko With this warm weather we’ve had lately (highs above freezing and even reaching the 40s!), enough snow has melted that I got a peek at the garden along my house. The hyacinths and daffodils are popping up, but they’re short and it will be awhile before they bloom. Fortunately, we...
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Look for a new name for gardening events: Garden Walk Buffalo Niagara

March 17, 2015
overall with sunflowers

by Connie Oswald Stofko The garden walks, Open Gardens and other great events that you have associated with the National Garden Festival will now come under a new name: Garden Walk Buffalo Niagara. While the National Garden Festival was able to publicize these events, it didn’t have the infrastructure, network of volunteers or funding...
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Plantasia plans new events including tea party, craft beer night and visit by fairy tale princesses

March 10, 2015
Plantasia plans new events including tea party, craft beer night and visit by fairy tale princesses

Reservations are due tomorrow, March 11 for one of several new events at Plantasia– a garden tea party. The tea party will be held at noon Thursday, March 19 at Plantasia in the Fairgrounds Event Center, 5820 South Park Avenue, Hamburg. The menu will include salad, sandwiches, desserts and a variety of teas. The...
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Grow Jamestown offers a week of gardening events, plus garden fair March 21

March 10, 2015
Grow Jamestown Garden Fair

The fourth annual Grow Jamestown Garden Fair has been expanded to include a week of educational workshops, demonstrations and other activities centered on agriculture and education. The week of events will take place Monday through Friday, March 16-20. It will culminate  with the Garden Fair from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 21,...
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Free Trowel Talks set by Master Gardeners for March, April in Chautauqua County

March 10, 2015
trowel photo illustration copyright Connie Oswald Stofko

The first two talks in a series called Trowel Talks will be presented today, Tuesday, March 10, by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County Master Gardeners. “Adaptive Gardening” will be presented at 6:30 p.m.  in Myers Memorial Library (Frewsburg), 6 Falconer St., Frewsburg. “Propagating Houseplants” will be presented at 7 p.m.  in the Mayville...
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Hear ‘ 45 Gardening Tips in 45 Minutes’ at WNY Herb Study Group at Botanical Gardens

March 9, 2015
floral clock photo illustration by Connie Oswald Stofko

by Connie Oswald Stofko I’ll present “45 Gardening Tips in 45 Minutes” at the meeting of the Western New York Herb Study Group at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11 in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. In my presentation, I’ll share some of the best tips I discovered...
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Three plant sales set at Botanical Gardens: orchids, bulbs & Great Plant Sale

March 3, 2015
Clematis_Serious_Black courtesy Buffalo Botanical Gardens

by Connie Oswald Stofko Three different plant sales are set at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. First is the orchid sale, which will take place from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, March 7 in the Administration Building. The sale will include all types of orchids from...
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Hear 45 Gardening Tips in 45 Minutes with Springville garden club

March 3, 2015
floral clock photo illustration by Connie Oswald Stofko

by Connie Oswald Stofko I’ll present “45 Gardening Tips in 45 Minutes” at the meeting of the Scene Garden Club at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 9 at Loves, Inc., 64 East Main St., Springville. In my presentation, I’ll share some of the best tips I discovered as I have interviewed home gardeners and gardening...
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Storm damage: Free talk at Lockwood’s will explain what you can do

February 24, 2015
Star Magnolia damaged in Hamburg NY

There was the Snowvember storm in 2014, which brought down trees and damaged mature shrubs. Even if you were lucky enough to have missed that, all of us in Western New York have experienced high winds, heavy snow and brutally cold temperatures this winter. And every year many gardeners contend with deer and rabbits,...
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