Posts Tagged ‘ Upcoming events for Buffalo area ’

Plant sales, other activities set by Master Gardeners in various counties

May 3, 2016
plants for sale in pots illustration copyright Connie Oswald Stofko

Plant sales and other activities will be held by the Cornell Cooperative Extension programs in Chautauqua, Genesee, Niagara and Erie Counties. See more events on our Events page as well as on the websites of Cooperative Extension in the various counties. Chautauqua County, May 14 The Chautauqua County Master Gardeners will hold a sale...
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See wildflowers on guided walk; date to be determined

April 26, 2016
white trillium

Stunning blankets of wildflowers coating the forest floor are one of the surest signs of spring, but wildflower season is a moving target that changes with the weather. This year, the Jamestown Audubon Nature Center is offering a wildflower walk with a date to be determined. The Wildflower Wander will be held from 1-3...
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Gardening & landscape classes, plus hands-on workshops set at Lockwood’s

April 5, 2016
putting soil into pot

A new four-part series of gardening and landscape classes will be presented in April by gardening expert Sally Cunningham at Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark St., Hamburg. Not only will you hear great advice, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions. For Cunningham’s four-part series, you can sign up for single classes at $15 each,...
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Get inspired by creative designs in flower show at Plantasia

March 29, 2016
flower arrangement in Hamburg NY Curious George

by Connie Oswald Stofko I’m always astounded by the creativity that I see at flower shows. Not only do the garden club members have to evoke the given theme, they have to do it while abiding by strict guidelines. The results are consistently amazing. You can be amazed when you visit the flower show...
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Spring into Gardening Education Day set in Albion

March 28, 2016
photo illustration of soil

Spring into Gardening Education Day will be presented by the Master Gardeners of Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at the Orleans County 4-H Fairgrounds, 12690 State Route 31, Albion. Admission includes a choice of four educational sessions and lunch. The schedule is: 9 a.m. –...
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Vendors & gardeners sought for Lewiston GardenFest; applications due May 1

March 22, 2016
Lewiston GardenFest

You can show your garden or participate as a vendor at the 11th annual Lewiston GardenFest to be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19 along Center Street in Lewiston. Businesses and vendors who sell items related to gardening, horticulture and the outdoors, including nurseries, landscapers, garden artists,...
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Unlock a $16,000 backyard makeover at Plantasia– It’s free to enter!

March 15, 2016
Plantasia backyard makeover contest

by Connie Oswald Stofko Wouldn’t it be nice to have a professional makeover for your landscape? Imagine it: a new design with paths and trees, a waterfall, maybe an outdoor cooking area– whatever you want. At Plantasia, Western New York’s premier garden and landscape show, you can get lots of ideas for your dream...
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Tell your gardening friends– Subscribe for a chance to win a great prize package!

March 15, 2016
succulent garden from Mischler's

by Connie Oswald Stofko I need your help today. I want to find new subscribers for, the online gardening magazine for Western New York, so I’m holding a contest and offering great prizes for gardeners. Please help me spread the word by emailing this information to a friend. Or share it on on Facebook,...
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Master Gardener training set in Fredonia; deadline to register is April 29

March 15, 2016
Master Gardener training set in Fredonia; deadline to register is April 29

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County will hold its first Master Gardener Core Training class in three years from Sept. 6 through Oct. 1 on the campus of the State University New York at Fredonia. The deadline to register is Friday, April 29. For an application, email or contact Lucia Conti at 664-9502, ext....
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Change your yard to keep pests away; learn more at Jamestown Garden Fair

March 8, 2016
deer eating in winter

by Connie Oswald Stofko Physical barriers such as tall fencing may be too expensive for you, and repellents that have to be reapplied may get pricey, too, said Nancy Jager, Master Gardener with Cornell Cooperative Extension in Chautauqua County. But a relatively inexpensive method of discouraging pests is by modifying their habitat. Jager will...
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