Free landscape design classes & more items too good to miss

Arbordale landscaping classes in Getzville, NY
Photo courtesy Arbordale Nurseries and Landscaping.

Free landscape classes set at Arbordale

You can create outdoor living spaces, increase your property value and love your yard with help during free classes at Arbodale Nurseries and Landscaping, 480 Dodge Road, Getzville, NY.

The 45-minute classes will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 8 and 29.

The experts on Arbodale’s staff experts will help you decide where plants go and how they are spaced. Listen to witty reasons to dig out those overgrown junipers. Bring photos and measurements of your own yard to discuss in class.

Preregistration is required. To register, stop into Arbordale, email or call 688-9125.


Send us your photos!

dragon fly at night in Kenmore NY from the Schwabs

Kathi and Craig Schwab sent us pictures that they took of their garden during this year’s Ken-Ton Garden Tour in July.

Here’s a view from their garden during the nighttime portion of the walk, and on the Your Photos Page, you can see a view of the same section of the garden taken during the day.

“Once again, Ken-Ton’s garden tour was a success and we got such great feedback on the Saturday Night Lights,” Kathi said. “This was our second year for the night lights tour and we had 25 gardens registered for it. We had close to 70 gardens for the daytime tour.”

If you would like to share a photo of your garden or another garden in Western New York, attach it to an e-mail and send it to me at Please include some information about what we see in the photo to help me as I write the caption.


Share your views on sustainability plan for Western New York

windmills at Woodlawn Beach Buffalo NY 2012
Windmills seen from Woodlawn Beach at sunset. Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko.

The Cleaner, Greener New York Program, which aims to create more sustainable communities by funding smart development practices, is looking for input on its draft plan.

Your input is being sought in Erie County, Niagara County, Chautauqua County and Allegany/Cattaraugus Counties.

This effort will guide integrated, sustainable solutions to improve our quality of life, from statewide investments to regional decision-making on land use, housing, transportation, infrastructure, energy and environmental practices.

Read more about the draft Western New York Regional Sustainability Plan. Get a comment sheet here that you can return by U.S. mail or email your comments to




2 Comments on “Free landscape design classes & more items too good to miss

  1. Thanks! I took it with a point-and-shoot camera without a tripod, so it’s not as clear as I would like it to be, but I think it serves the topic well.

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