Sales, talks, transplant stations & more at Mischler’s

chalkboard and succulent for Mischler's back to school sale
Illustration by Connie Oswald Stofko

by Connie Oswald Stofko

It’s the time to go back to school–even for gardeners. You can learn a lot at the Back-to-School event at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd., Williamsville.

The event will be held from Friday, Sept. 8 through Saturday, Sept. 16. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. (Closed Sunday.)

Special activities will take place on certain days. See the updated schedule here.


Check out these sales:

  • Specials on select houseplants & succulents. Find a plant for your dorm room or apartment. Staff will be available to help you choose.
  • Select perennial gallons will be half price, normally $12.99 each. A list of varieties, which include some native plants, is available here.

Mums, fall annuals, and fall decor will be available as well.

Talks on low-light succulents

If you don’t have strong, bright light in your home, don’t despair. There are many succulents that will thrive in that environment.

Elle Kreuzer, who manages the succulents at Mischler’s, will present the same talk at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 8 and 9.

The talks are free.

Plant prognosis

Have a concern about your houseplant? Mischler’s professional staff can offer advice. It’s best if you show them what your plant looks like, so take the plant or a photo of the plant with you.

This is free.

Transplant station

Learn by doing when you pot up plants at Mischler’s. The DIY Transplant Station at Mischler’s makes it easy.

You provide the labor and Mischler’s will provide the soil and a potting bench. The staff will clean up for you afterward! And it’s free!

Pot up the plants you buy at Mischler’s as well as plants you already own. Take your own container or buy a decorative container at Mischler’s.

You can use the DIY Transplant Station for repotting perennials as well as for succulents and houseplants.

To overwinter the perennials in pots, read the tag to make sure you have a perennial that is hardy in your gardening zone. To be safe, set the pot close to your house or fence to keep it out of the worst of the elements, said Kreuzer. And if the perennial is two zones below your zone, you don’t have to worry.

Make a scarecrow

Take the family and some old clothes to Mischler’s and make a scarecrow. Mischler’s will provide the frames and stuffing.

Stop in any time from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16.

This is free.

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