Quiz time: What do you know about gardening in WNY?

by Connie Oswald Stofko How much do you know about gardening in Western New York? Here’s a fun quiz that will allow you to test your knowledge. Some questions are easy, but one or two might trip you up. You can see the answers below along with a link for more information. 1. What can you do with autumn leaves? A. Put them in your compost B. Spread them around your perennials C. Start a new garden D. All of…

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Garden Tips ebook is ready for Super Readers at Iris Level

by Connie Oswald Stofko The ebooks on Garden Tips: Random, quirky, fun and useful is now ready for Super Readers! To write this ebook, I sifted through great ideas I have come across in my 10 years publishing Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com. I searched for tips that were quirky, fun and, most of all, helpful. There is a tip on where to start if your landscape is a blank slate, a tip on how to harvest tomatoes through November, a tip on how…

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Garden decor of a single color creates cohesive look

by Connie Oswald Stofko Buffalo-style gardens are known for displaying quirky objects as garden art, such as a gumball machine or a giant bird cage. Put an elegant spin on that idea with a monochromatic theme. Choose one color for the decorations in a section of your landscape. Using objects of the same material, such as glass, can also make the space more cohesive. Here are some examples from this summer’s Open Gardens….

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