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Order now in Great Plant Sale from Botanical Gardens

by Connie Oswald Stofko For gardeners, one of the joys of winter is planning for spring! Start your planning now with the Great Plant Sale from the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. Not only can you browse through the selections now, you can order now before anything is sold out. Pick up your plants on May 19 or 20. (The sale will be online only this year.) Joe Mannion, director of horticulture, noted that the Botanical Gardens has contracted…

woodchuck and shadow

What does Woodchuck Day mean to WNY gardeners?

by Connie Oswald Stofko When will spring get here? We’re supposed to find out on Thursday, Feb. 2: Groundhog Day. Maybe we should call it Woodchuck Day because we call these animals woodchucks. If the groundhog or woodchuck doesn’t see its shadow, that’s supposed to mean we get an early spring. So for an early spring, we want overcast weather on Thursday. But if it’s sunny and the groundhog does see its shadow, that means winter will linger for six…

new plants and soil for gardening classes in Buffalo and East Aurora NY

Master Gardeners to hold classes in East Aurora & Buffalo

Master Gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County will hold Communities in Bloom classes on two dates in February. Both topics will be presented on both days. Topics are: The classes are for beginners as well as veteran gardeners. Dates and locations are: Both classes will be held from 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. with registration at 8:30 a.m.  The cost is $35 for the public and $30 for Master Gardener volunteers. Pre-registration is required. Register here, email jah663@cornell.edu or call 716-652-5400, ext. 176….

tree seedlings from NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

5 reasons to buy tree & shrub seedlings; sales are open now

by Connie Oswald Stofko Sales of tree and shrub seedlings are again being held in Western New York through counties and through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Here are 5 reasons why you should consider buying tree or shrub seedlings: Tree & shrub seedling sales The sales have different ordering deadlines. The organizers suggest you order early to make sure the items you want are still in stock. The county sales generally have you pick up…

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