by Connie Oswald Stofko
If you register by noon Wednesday, Sept. 3 for any class at this weekend’s Fall Garden Fair at Lockwood’s, you will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 Lockwood’s gift certificate.
By registering early, you’ll make sure you reserve a spot for yourself in your favorite class or classes.
You’ll also be helping out the Lockwood’s staff so they can plan how many chairs they will need and how many handouts to prepare.
Your payment must be received by noon Wednesday, Sept. 3 to qualify for the drawing. You can pay online, call 649-4684 or stop into Lockwood’s, 4484 Clark St., Hamburg.
By the way, as part of Lockwood’s 100th anniversary celebration, class attendees will be given a Colorado blue spruce tree seedling.
In addition to the classes, vendors will be selling pottery, watercolors, jewelry, wood crafts, glass, copper and unique garden items.
You will be able to purchase refreshments provided by Tantalus Restaurant, now known as Medici House of East Aurora, which include black bean soup, grilled Andouille sauage, knockwurst, hot dogs and gourmet pizzas.
I’ll have a booth there, too, so please stop by and say hello.
A quick list of classes is below. Prices are $40 for both days, $25 for one whole day or $10 for each class. See descriptions of the talks here.
Saturday, Sept. 6
9:30 a.m. Lyn Chimera (Lessons from Nature) Fall Plants for Birds, Bees and Beauty
11 a.m. Sally Cunningham (Gardening expert) Extraordinary Gardens of Summer 2014
1 p.m. Mike Masterson (Masterson’s Garden Center) Honey Bees and Bee Keeping
2 p.m. Mike Frank (Chevalier Landscaping) Outdoor Living
Sunday, Sept. 7
10:30 a.m. Marge Vogel and Donna Connelly (Lockwood’s staff) Overwintering Annuals and Houseplants
11:30 a.m. David Clark (National horticulture speaker) Superior Spring Flowering Bulbs Get a preview here.
1 p.m. Tom Szulist (Singer Farms) Garlic, Cherry Juice and Healthful Eating