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Broken fence became wall for charming outdoor room

by Connie Oswald Stofko A wooden fence used to separate this backyard from a parking lot. Unfortunately, plows clearing the lot shoved snow against the fence, and the snow won. Matt and Tashia Tribo of Kenmore replaced the collapsed fence with a cinder block wall and coated it with a veneer of stucco. The wall, which is as beautiful as it is functional, is part of a charming outdoor room. The Tribos’ garage and their neighbors’ garage act as the…

poinsettias and railway at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

See poinsettias & railway exhibit– day & night– at Botanical Gardens

An annual favorite, the Poinsettia & Railway Exhibit will be again be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botancial Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. A magnificent display of poinsettias sets the festive tone. See deep reds, magentas, pinks, yellows, oranges and apricots accented by silver and white foliage. A special feature is the Garden Railway display, made possible by the Western New York Garden Railway Society. In addition to daytime viewings, you can also see special nighttime showings. This is a…

image for Blue Sky Level of Super Readers

Would you like your garden to be featured in

by Connie Oswald Stofko To show my appreciation to my Super Readers, I offer thank-you gifts at various levels, and I have something new. At the Sunny Sky level, I will feature your garden in! What’s new is that I have changed that level to just $100! In the past, I have written about gardens that are on garden walks or Open Gardens. You may have been part of one of the programs, but I haven’t visited your yard…

'Autumn Leaves' poinsettia at Mischler's in Williamsville NY

Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, poinsettias help you celebrate!

by Connie Oswald Stofko Poinsettias are wonderful for all the winter holidays, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s. You can use them to decorate your home or give them as gifts. The colorful part of the poinsettia that looks like a flower petal is actually a bract, a kind of leaf. Poinsettias come in many different colors. Here are just three from Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses in Williamsville: ‘Autumn Leaves’, which has bracts in autumny orange tones ‘Princettia’, the whitest poinsettia…

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Saturday, Dec 04, 2021 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Poinsettia Day at Mischler's