by Connie Oswald Stofko
The gardens of Pat Arnold are filled with many flowers, including 30 rose bushes, but if you pause to look more closely, you’ll notice other elements that add to the gardens’ beauty.
You might call it Buffalo-style garden art, or you might dub it upcycling.
“It’s artwork I do from odds and ends I pick up,” she said. “I just look for things that people put out at the curb, or things at Salvation Army or Goodwill.”
She paints them and adds her special touches that make containers that are as interesting as the flowers that fill them.
Arnold’s yard at 7071 Academy Lane, Lockport, was shared on Lockport in Bloom on July 11 and 12. Lockport is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year.
Coming up this weekend is Garden Walk Buffalo, the largest garden walk in the nation. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26.
Let’s take a look at some the objects that add interest to Arnold’s garden.