Mischler’s receives two awards in container design competition
Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses was honored with two second-place awards in the ninth annual Kathy Pufahl Memorial Container Design Competition, held July 24 during the Floriculture Field Day at Cornell’s Bluegrass Lane Horticultural Research Facility in Ithaca. More than 130 floriculture professionals attended.
In the open division, Mischler’s was honored for its “Perennial Memory Basket.” The large wicker basket is filled with containers of potted perennials of various sizes and trimmed with a bow. After a memorial, plants can be given to one individual or distributed to several family members for a lasting memory in the recipient’s garden. See how you can create a container garden out of perennials.
In the 12-inch hanging basket category, Mischler’s was honored for its monster of a hanging basket tiltled “Hang Out, Dine In.” That large pot held a very healthy Tumbler Tom tomato plant accompanied by Red Robin basil, Sweet Italian basil, chives, dill and parsley.
Last-minute deals: 50 percent off rental of the Botanical Gardens
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens has open Saturdays this fall and is offering 50 percent off the dates and times listed below for weddings, receptions, retirement parties, corporate events, holiday cocktail parties, showers, rehearsal dinners or whatever you need.
As a bonus, their professional team will help to plan your wedding or special event in a few short weeks with no worries!
The discount is for rental fees of the Botanical Gardens only and does not include catering or special rental needs. The discount applies only to these dates and times:
- Saturday, September 1, 2012 – 1 to 3 p.m.
- Saturday, September 1, 2012 – 6 p.m. to midnight
- Saturday, September 22, 2012 – 6 p.m. to midnight – During the Succulent Show
- Saturday, October 27, 2012 – 6 p.m. to midnight – During the Mum Show
- Saturday, November 10, 2012 – 6 p.m. to midnight – During the Mum Show
- Saturday, November 17, 2012 – 1 to 3 p.m.
- Saturday, November 17, 2012 – 6 p.m. to midnight
- Saturday, December 1, 2012 – 1 to 3 p.m. – During the Poinsettia Show
- Saturday, December 1, 2012 – 6 p.m. to midnight – During the Poinsettia Show
Call before your desired date disappears! Contact Michelle Slawiak, director of Weddings and Special Events at the Botanical Gardens, at (716) 827-1584, ext. 219 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You know it’s been a hot, dry summer when…
We got some rain this weekend, but it’s been a hot, dry season for gardeners in Western New York.
With temperatures in the 90s last week, we beat records for highs set in the 1800s. Many gardeners had trouble keeping up with the watering required for their poor vegetables and never even considered giving the lawn a squirt.
There are other ways to know this weather has been extraordinary. I’ve compiled a list and hope you’ll leave a comment below to add your own observations.
You know it’s been a hot, dry summer in Western New York when:
- People cheer when it rains, even if the rain comes on the day of their garden walk.
- You turn on the cold water, but it isn’t cold.
- You can’t remember the last time you mowed your lawn.
- After a bit of rain, you’re happy because your grass is less crunchy.
- Even the black-eyed Susans wilted.
- You go swimming and say out loud that the water is too warm.
- When you kneel down, the grass itself feels hot!
What tells you that this has been a hot, dry summer? Leave a comment!