Posts Tagged ‘ Gardening news ’

Water features create sense of calm in new Asian exhibits at Botanical Gardens

January 17, 2017
moon gate at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

by Connie Oswald Stofko The photos here give you a glimpse of the new Asian exhibits at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, but it’s something you really should experience in person. The first thing you notice on entering the space is a new water feature, which creates a rhythmic pattern as it...
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Drought tops list of gardening topics as we look back at 2016

December 20, 2016
gardens around water feature in West Seneca NY

by Connie Oswald Stofko I was going to say that the drought is probably what Western New York gardeners will remember most about 2016, but we may have to get used to summers like this. Our climate patterns have changed, and Western New York gardeners should expect more hot, dry summers, according to Cornell University....
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Cash prizes & exhibit offered in Capen Garden Walk art contest; deadline is Feb. 15

December 20, 2016
poster for Samuel Capen Garden Walk 2016

Artwork is being sought to create the the official poster that will advertise the 2017 Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk. The “Beauty in Our Backyard: 2017 Gardening Art Competition,” produced by the University Heights Arts Association (UHAA), will offer three cash prizes plus an exhibition of the top 25 finalists’ work. The first-place winner’s...
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Fire used as conservation tool on Niagara Escarpment Preserve

December 20, 2016

Forest fires raged out of control in several southern states last month, but fire, when controlled, can also be used as a conservation tool. The Western New York Land Conservancy did that on Nov. 7 when it burned a grassland at the Niagara Escarpment Preserve on Leete Road in Lockport. It was the first...
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Botanical Gardens aims for Jan. 14 opening of rehabbed houses

December 13, 2016

by Connie Oswald Stofko An Asian theme and new features are in store when Houses 2 and 3 at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens finally reopen after extensive renovations. The goal is to have the buildings open to the public on Jan. 14, said David J. Swarts, president and CEO of the...
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Call for artwork for Garden Walk Buffalo; deadline is Jan. 31

December 6, 2016
poster for Garden Walk Buffalo 2016

Your original artwork could be used to promote Garden Walk Buffalo in 2017. The deadline to submit your artwork is Tuesday, Jan. 31. You may enter any form of a painting in any medium, a photograph, a drawing, an illustration or a mixed media work. Your submission is limited to five entries. Keep your...
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PLANT WNY presents landscape awards

December 6, 2016
winners of 2016 landscape awards from PLANT WNY

PLANT WNY, the association for green businesses in Western New York, presented its 2016 Landscape Awards at its Harvest Dinner in November. The winners are: Best of Show: T. O’Donnell Landscaping for the Brunner Residence Large Residential: Jacrist Gardening Services, Inc. for the Albrecht Residence Large Hardscape: Scott’s Lawn & Landscape Services for the Potter Residence...
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Webinar to explain how to apply for Community Impact Grants

November 29, 2016
blue sky in dry weather in Amherst NY

A webinar to explain how to apply for Community Impact Grants to  mitigate environmental and public health threats in low-income and minority communities will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30 by the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Office of Environmental Justice. Not-for-profit community-based organizations are eligible to apply. Register for the webinar here. Previous...
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Applications available for grants from Garden Walk Buffalo; deadline is Feb. 17

November 15, 2016
sign and plants in Allentown area of Buffalo NY

Applications are available for Marvin Lunenfeld Beautification Grants, named for Garden Walk Buffalo’s founder. Completed applications are due Feb. 17, 2017, with anticipated funding awards announced in early spring of 2017. You can find applications and eligibility requirements here or call (716) 247-5004 and they will mail you an application. The organizers say the...
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Apply by Dec. 20 for scholarships in garden writing, photography or blogging

November 15, 2016
hand with flower

Scholarships are available for college or technical school students who are interested in pursuing a career in garden writing, photography or blogging. The scholarships are awarded by the GWA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable subsidiary of the GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators. The application deadline is Tuesday, Dec. 20. View the full scholarship guidelines...
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