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Don’t miss the flower show at Plantasia– mark your calendar

by Connie Oswald Stofko Plantasia, the premier garden and landscape show for Western New York is coming up soon at the Fairgrounds, 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg, with vendors and talks and great gardens right inside the building, as well as activities for kids. But you should also make a point to walk from...
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March 7, 2017
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Please tell your gardening friends about our great prize drawing!

by Connie Oswald Stofko I want to find new subscribers for Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com, the online gardening magazine for Western New York, so I’m holding a drawing and offering great prizes for gardeners. Please help me spread the word by emailing this information to a friend. Or share it on on Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Twitter or your...
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March 7, 2017
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‘Catch the Gardening Bug’ with Genesee County Master Gardeners

The Genesee County Master Gardeners will present a series of spring programs called  “Catch the Gardening Bug” at the Genesee County Cornell Cooperative Extension at 420 East Main St., Batavia. The cost is $10 per person, per class. Pre-registration is required because class size is limited. To register, contact Brandie Schultz at 585-343-3040, ext. 101...
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March 7, 2017
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Trellises, arbors & pergolas add support & pizzazz to your garden

  by Connie Oswald Stofko Trellises, arbors & pergolas can be practical— they provide support for a plant— but they can do so much more. They can become focal points and gateways, and they can give you something pleasing to look at when the plants they hold have gone dormant. So what is the...
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February 28, 2017

Our exciting prize drawing is back again!

by Connie Oswald Stofko Enter for the chance to win a prize package valued at more than $250 simply by subscribing to Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com, the online gardening magazine for Western New York. It’s free to subscribe! If you are already subscribed, you are already entered. Hey, I appreciate the support of my longtime readers! Three...
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February 28, 2017
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Master Gardener Education Day again open to the public in Amherst

The Master Gardener Education Day for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County will again be open to the public. Register early; last year the event was open to the public for the first time and it sold out. The Education Day will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 18 at...
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February 28, 2017
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Get the scoop on daylilies at international conference set in Ontario for May 5, 6

If you like daylilies, you’ll be excited to know that the only international daylily meeting in North America will be held in nearby Mississauga, Ontario. The 21st Annual CanAm Classic will be held Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6, at the Toronto Airport West Hotel, 5444 Dixie Rd., Mississauga. It is sponsored by...
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February 28, 2017
spring bulbs sprouting

What does this warm weather mean for your WNY garden?

by Connie Oswald Stofko We’ve been enjoying weather in the 50s, and it might go up to 60 degrees Fahrenheit in the next few days. What does this mean for our gardens in Western New York? Spring bulbs First, if the snow in your yard has melted, you’re probably seeing spring bulbs such as...
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February 21, 2017
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New seed library is forming; first meeting set for March 4

The first organizational meeting of a new group, the Green Sun Seed Library/Bank, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 4 in the auditorium of the Niagara Branch Library, 280 Porter Ave., Buffalo. There is a small parking lot next to the library and plenty of parking spaces on the street....
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February 21, 2017
orchids at Buffalo Erie County Botanical Gardems

Orchid Show set this weekend at Botanical Gardens

Dozens of hand-picked and award-winning orchids will be on display during the annual winter Orchid Show to be held this weekend at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. Hours for the show are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday,...
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February 21, 2017