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Get information you can use in your own garden when you subscribe to, the online gardening magazine for Western New York.

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You’ll get practical gardening tips, full-color photos of amazing gardens, how-to videos and the most comprehensive calendar of gardening events in Western New York.

Subscribe today and the newest issue will be emailed to you every Tuesday so you won’t miss a thing!

(See how a South Buffalo gardener keeps Shiloh, the puppy at left, out of the garden.)

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When you subscribe to, the newest issue is emailed to you every Tuesday so you don’t miss a thing!

What you get when you subscribe to

  • Expert advice that works for our hardiness zone.
  • Lots of photos, all in full color!
  • Helpful how-to videos.
  • The most comprehensive calendar of gardening events including garden walks, seminars, classes– even sales!
  • How-to articles on gardening projects, plant choice, garden design and more.
  • Gardening news, techniques and trends.
  • Fascinating gardens in neighborhoods like yours.
  • Information on local gardening resources available to you.
  • A comment area where you can join the discussion.


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Why should I subscribe? Can’t I just read the articles on the web site?

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I don’t live in Western New York.  May I subscribe?

Of course! We know that tourists, residents of neighboring counties and states, our friends in Canada and former Western New York residents are interested in gardening, too. Our magazine, like Western New York itself, is too wonderful to try to keep to ourselves. If you enjoy our magazine, you are welcome to subscribe.

63 Comments on “Subscribe

  1. Hi. I’m trying to subscribe. I filled in my info and hit “sign up” and it says I failed the reCaptcha check. There is no Captcha thing there though, so I’m failing a test that I wasn’t allowed to take. 🙂

  2. Hi Linda and Mary, you don’t have to wait for gardening information. You can explore right now! Read the recent articles, the popular topics and the Events page. Your newest issue will be sent to you next Tuesday. Thanks for subscribing!

  3. Hi Karen, of course! If you’d like to see articles by when they were published, go to “Archives.” It’s in the right hand column, below “Popular Topics.” You can choose a month and year to read the articles that were published that month. Or, on the homepage, scroll down to the last article you see. Under that article, you’ll see some numbers. Click on 1 and you’ll see the next group of articles. Keep clicking and you can go all the way back to 2020. Let me know if you have any more questions. And welcome back!

  4. Hi, Connie, I just added our priest (Sarah Rieth) to your list of subscribers. I forwarded her the last 2 issues and she is in love with the magazine. Sarah even found an idea for planting bulbs in pots that she has wanted to do for a long time.

  5. I’m from the south in Mississippi! I’m wanting to know how to take a cutting off a snowball bush and exactly how to root it! Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!

  6. Lockpirt in Bloom is planning on their annual garden walk July 10, 11 with a twilight your on the 9th 2021. We hope to see a great turnout this year.

  7. Sharon, thanks for subscribing! It was so nice meeting you and touring your gardens. I look forward to sharing photos with my readers.

  8. Thank you for stopping by our house during City of Tonawanda 2020 Garden Walk. Great conversation and looking forward to seeing our house pictures sometime down the road.. Also looking forward to being a part of this online gardening community… I just subscribes

  9. Linda, I have added you to our list. You will get the newest issue emailed to you on Tuesday. Let me know if you have any other problems. Thanks!

  10. Eileen, thanks for signing up! You can start reading articles now on the website. Under “Popular Topics” on the right side of the screen, check out Garden Tips and Garden Walks. We are all looking forward to spring!

  11. I just joined. Our house is part of the KenTon Garden Tour. I am looking forward to reading any kind of interesting info on gardening, flowers and the like. Good luck to everyone during planting season, can’t wait for spring!

  12. Great information and reference guide. As a docent for Erie County and Buffalo Botanical Garden’s the information is very valuable. Thank you.
    Louise Zielinski, MS, RN, ELC

  13. Sylvia, it did go through. You received the welcome mail. You’ll receive the newest edition on Tuesday. Let me know if you have any problems. Thanks for subscribing!

  14. Not letting me subscribe! Only asked for email once and didn’t say join it said sign up.

  15. If anyone is interested in helping a elementary school garden, Highland Elementary school in Derby has a wish list of items posted on the “Friends of Highland Elementary ” Facebook page. I am donating 3 rain barrels for this school family project. This is a extension of a ongoing gardening project at the school that is very popular. The project is fully supported by volunteers and donations. So if you have a few free minutes to review the wishlist it would be greatly appreciated. As a avid gardener I always have extra supplies that I share with others in a effort to keep the world colorful and interesting while sustaining a natural environment. Any effort to inspire children to learn about gardening and develop a love of gardening is worth any support I am able to provide. Thanks for your time.

  16. hi Connie, I am your neighbor around the corner. I tried to subscribe but I’m unable to, help!

  17. Looking forward to a newsletter that specifically focuses on WNY! Thanks,

  18. I’m so sorry you had a problem. It should work from your iPad. I don’t see a problem at my end, so I’m not sure how to fix it. It may have been a temporary glitch. I appreciate you letting me know. In the meantime, I have subscribed you. Thanks!

  19. Hi! I got the “Oops something went wrong message and I’m not able to subscribe. Can you add me to the list? I’m on my iPad, I don’t know if that makes any difference.

  20. Robert, I’m sorry you had trouble with the security code. I have subscribed you. You should get the next issue after 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Let me know if you have any problems. Thanks!



  22. I will c all opportunity unlimited.

    I have a lot of tubers
    and pots….they might want

  23. I tried to subscribe but was not successful – the “join button” did not cooperate. Please help.

  24. Doreen,
    I understand that you were trying to subscribe to I think you should be able to do that from a library computer, so I’m not sure what the problem might be. I have subscribed you, so you’re all set.

  25. I tried to subscibe to the free newsleter on a library computer bur was not successful? What is the problem? Thank you!

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