Notes from 45 Gardening Tips in 45 Minutes

gardening search and topicsby Connie Oswald Stofko

Here are some links to information that I mention in my talk “45 Gardening Tips in 45 Minutes.

If you weren’t able to write fast enough, or if you want more information on a topic, you can find that information here.

If you’d like to know more about something that isn’t listed here, use the search box at the top right of the page. (See image at left.)

Or you can browse through our Popular Topics, located on the right side of the page. (See image at left.)


Start seeds outside in winter

Milk jug allows you to sow seeds outside in Buffalo area– now!

Start seeds outside now using milk jug, other containers in ‘winter sowing’ (includes lists of seeds to use)



Amaryllis reminder: Don’t cut off the leaves

Keep your amaryllis reblooming year after year

What you probably don’t know about potting an amaryllis, but wish you did



Start composting now to prepare for spring gardening

Speed up your compost pile by balancing key ingredients

Compost bin from pallets

Other composting articles


Frost tolerant annuals

Stretch the season with frost-tolerant annuals


 Rain barrels

Gardeners can play a role in conserving Great Lakes


Keep lawn green in drought

Family has Certified Wildlife Habitat in their Lancaster yard

Tips on growing food

Keep birds out of your berries & six more tips for growing food

Buffalo gardener gets apples and peaches from potted plants

Starting a perennial bed with no digging

Make it look like a garden & not just a collection of plants, plus how to avoid digging new beds

Arrangement of potted perennials

Memory garden of perennials makes a lasting gift


Tilted pots

Make this leaning tower of pots– It’s easy when you know the secret


Ornamental lights

Decorate your Buffalo garden for Valentine’s Day with these lights


Native plants

Want something different? Grow native woodland plants

Here are some good native plants for your rain garden

Illustrated guide to native plants for WNY available for free from Riverkeeper

Other articles on native plants


Deer and other pests

Articles on deer

Articles on all pests and weeds

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