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Is it too late for winter sowing in Western New York?

by Connie Oswald Stofko This could be the warmest winter in the history of record-keeping in Western New York. Yesterday it was sunny with a high of 53 degrees Fahrenheit in Buffalo, and overnight it never reached freezing. It was even warmer today—We broke the previous record of 64 degrees for this date. Maybe it’s too warm to do winter sowing. But then again, WNY will have a high in the 20s on Thursday. So maybe we can still do…

flower outside at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

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by Connie Oswald Stofko I’m so happy to welcome new subscribers to Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com. You’ll enjoy the gardening tips, wonderful gardens, Events page, and more! As a new subscriber, you are automatically entered into a drawing for a prize package worth approximately $525! And I love my longtime subscribers! They are also entered into the prize drawing. There will be three winners, and each winner will receive the entire prize package! The three winners will be selected at random from our…

Orchids at Orchid Fest in Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Orchid Society show is grand finale at Botanical Gardens

The Orchid Exhibit at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is nearing its end. The grand finale happens this weekend at Orchid Fest, featuring Niagara Frontier Orchid Society’s Orchid Show. The show will feature award-winning orchids, special displays and showcases, as well as vendors and orchid experts.  Visit during the day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 3. You can also see the stunning collection of orchids under special…

Moonlight Garden in Amherst NY

Amherst artist uses color on Open Gardens

Putting purple and orange together creates excitement in your garden, says painter Val Szeluga. See how it’s done in Val & Gene Szeluga’s Moonlight Garden in the video above. The video was created by Jay Jinge Hu, who shares his Williamsville landscape on Open Gardens. You can also see the Szelugas’ marvelous garden in person on Open Gardens in July. The Tours of Open Gardens Guide, which you need to visit these exceptional gardens, will be available at Plantasia. You can…