Get spectacular spring color without sacrificing summer splendor

tulips in Cleve-Hill Cheektowaga NY
Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

by Connie Oswald Stofko

So many of us are looking forward to the start of the 2014 gardening season, but Claudia Kolbe-Hawthorne of the Cleve-Hill section of Cheektowaga is already enjoying the third wave of color in her flower beds.

First there were the hyacinths, which were followed by daffodils. When I visited her last week, there were masses of colorful tulips.

But even after the tulips are gone, there won’t be a lack of color. The perennials, such as columbine, dianthus, coneflowers, coreopsis and sedum, will take over, with a little help from annuals.

In the video Go Bold with Tulips below, you can see her gorgeous spring garden and get tips on how you can create this stunning look.

If you want to see the garden yourself, she welcomes you to drive by, bike by or walk by her corner property at 3 Beale Ave., Cheektowaga.



2 Comments on “Get spectacular spring color without sacrificing summer splendor

  1. I live in Cheektowaga and next year I will definitely drive down Beale
    to admire your breathtaking gardens! Just gorgeous! Thank you

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