This arrangement makes a great gift for a gardener. Not only is it gorgeous, the recipient can actually have all of these flowers in his or her garden next year!
That’s because these aren’t cut flowers; this is actually an arrangement of potted perennial plants.
This idea comes to us from Mark Yadon, vice president of Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd., Williamsville. Last year he gave us directions for making an arrangement of potted perennials.
Yadon calls these arrangements memory gardens. They are often used to memorialize a person who has died. The arrangement can be sent to the funeral home. After the funeral, the family can transplant the flowers, and the garden bed becomes a living memorial to the deceased person.
If you don’t want to make the arrangement yourself, Mischler’s can prepare one for you.
Hurry; the season for this arrangement is coming to a close.
Whether you want to buy plants or just enjoy the view, stop into Lasting Dreams Daylilies, 6425 South Abbott Road, Orchard Park. Artists, photographers and tourists as well as shoppers are welcome.
Carol and Anthony Haj, owners of Lasting Dreams Daylilies, grow 1,200 cultivars, and the majority are in full bloom or just starting their bloom cycle now. More than 70 of the cultivars are up for national awards this year.
The Hajes will dig up the plant of your choice from the field for you to buy, or you may purchase plants already potted and ready to go.
Their hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Tuesday, July 30, with the exception of Friday, July 26, when they will close at 4 p.m. (They’re closed today, Tuesday, July 23.) Other times are by appointment only.
Daylilies are easy to grow and are drought resistant.
Volunteers needed at Japanese Garden during Garden Walk Buffalo
The Japanese Garden of Buffalo is looking for three or more volunteers to greet visitors to the Japanese Garden during Garden Walk Buffalo from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28. Volunteers need to be friendly, social folks who can hand out Garden Walk Buffalo maps and answer simple questions about the Japanese Garden. All information will be included in a handout if people want it.
If you are interested in spending a two-hour shift in a pretty place, contact Trudy Stern at email@example.com.
Orchard Park Garden Club awards scholarship
Ryland King, son of Joy and Trevor King, has been awarded the Marion A. Wilhelm College Scholarship by the Orchard Park Garden Club.
Ryland plans to study fish and wildlife biology at Finger Lakes Community College and then transfer to SUNY School of Environmental Science and Forestry to complete his studies. He loves fishing and hopes to pursue a career as a fish biologist or a Department of Environmental Conservation officer.
This scholarship is supported by proceeds from the Orchard Park Garden Club’s plant sale and other fundraisers.
Next issue: our coverage of the Town of Amherst Garden Walk
Don’t worry; we didn’t forget about the Amherst Garden Walk, which took place Saturday, July 20. We’ll bring you an article in our next issue with photos of lush landscaping surrounding a large pool and surprises at every turn.
There is so much happening during the National Garden Festival! This weekend is Garden Walk Buffalo, the largest garden walk in the entire United States. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28.
Keep up with all the exciting events on our Upcoming Events Page.