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It’s Pollinator Week! Get tips on how to make your yard inviting

by Connie Oswald Stofko Pollinator Week is all about spreading awareness of the butterflies, bats, birds and bees that are essential to plant reproduction. Find out how you can help protect pollinators. Pollinator video Provide a place for pollinators by making your backyard a better habitat for plants, insects and birds. Watch the video Green Your Backyard from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). It gives great tips you can use whether you have a large suburban…

Buffalo Style Garden Art Sale 2019 by Stofko

Buffalo Style Garden Art Sale this weekend; plant groups are back

The plant societies will be back this year at the Buffalo Style Garden Art Sale on Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Take your questions to the Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension in Erie County. Learn more about popular plants from the Western New York Rose Society, Buffalo Area Daylily Society and Western NY Hosta Society. Find out how you can help butterflies…

Dining at Dusk poster for Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Dining at Dusk returns with new themes at Botanical Gardens

Dining at Dusk is returning to the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens with new artists, new menus and new themes from summer to fall. There will be dinner, drinks, live music, desserts and raffles on the front lawn of the Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. Dining at Dusk makes for a great date night or a relaxing evening to bond with friends and family. It’s also part of the celebration of Erie County’s 200th Anniversary and an opportunity…

hide garbage can in garden in Buffalo NY

Why didn’t I think of that?–tips from WNY gardeners

by Connie Oswald Stofko It’s wonderful to enjoy the beauty of the hundreds of gardens that we get to visit here in Western New York. It’s even better when we get an idea that we can use in our own garden! Here are five simple tips to make your garden extra special. In the photo above, you see lots of flowers in bloom. But what don’t you see? Garbage cans! Two simple doors hide what could be an ugly distraction….

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