WNY Gardening Matters: flowering rush, things to do in April and historic garden

flowering rush
Flowering rush or Butomus umbellatus. Photo courtesy Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org

by Connie Oswald Stofko

Articles are now available in the second edition of the new online publication called WNY Gardening Matters produced by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners in Erie County.

These articles are free. The Master Gardeners tell me when the newest articles are available and I share them with you.

In this issue are:

Invasives: Flowering Rush Here’s a plant that I hadn’t heard of before. Flowering rush is pretty, but don’t fall in love with it. This aquatic plant is invasive.

This Month in the Garden Divide your plants, find out about pruning and get more tips for things to do in your garden in April.

Historic Garden Designed to Support Mental Health Find out about the role gardens played in the mission of what was called the Buffalo State Hospital for the Insane. Also find out about tours of the area, now the Richardson Olmstead Complex.

1 Comment on “WNY Gardening Matters: flowering rush, things to do in April and historic garden

  1. MG are always on top of those invasive plants. They also have run clinics for removal in Niagara County, especially the pond invasives. Many get together and pull the offending plants at pond and lakeside.

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