Posts Tagged ‘ Indoor plants ’

Two remarkably different looks using only succulents; how to keep them small

February 14, 2017
title for video Two Remarkably Different Looks Using Succulents

by Connie Oswald Stofko You can create remarkably different looks using nothing but succulents. In this video, you’ll see how to create two container gardens. One is an elegant, low-growing garden in cool blues. The other is a larger, wilder look in hot Southwestern colors. Mark Yadon, vice president at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118...
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Video: Get creative with succulents

February 7, 2017

by Connie Oswald Stofko Succulents can cascade over the side of a pot, grow upright or be sort of wild in shape. They can be green or purple or even multicolored. Some get pretty flowers! Mark Yadon, vice president at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd., Williamsville, introduces us to several different kinds...
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What to do about mealy bugs on houseplants, plus more tips

December 13, 2016
mealybug courtesy Bugwood

Mealybugs can be a problem for your houseplants during winter. Find out what to do about this pest in the newest edition of WNY Gardening Matters, published by the Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension in Erie County. Mealybugs are tiny, but they’re a problem because they suck fluid from plant, weakening the plant...
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Make a spooky miniature garden at Mischler’s

September 27, 2016
halloween-miniature garden in cauldron

Add a new dimension to your Halloween decorating with a spooky miniature garden during a workshop at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd., Williamsville. The same workshop will be held at 10 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. Choose from a variety of succulent plants along with bits of...
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What you probably don’t know about potting an amaryllis, but wish you did

January 26, 2016
'Star of Holland' amaryllis at Buffalo Botanical Gardens by Stofko

by Connie Oswald Stofko I have a bunch of amaryllis bulbs in two large pots, and I would like to separate them and move some into another pot. I asked David Clark, nationally and internationally known gardening educator, for some tips. His first suggestion: Don’t do it. “Amaryllis likes to be root-bound,” Clark said....
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When you need a little gift, the mini-mini succulent garden is just right

December 15, 2015
mini Christmas gardens

When you’re looking for a little something for someone on your Christmas list, check out the mini-mini succulent gardens at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd., Williamsville. You can give these adorable dish gardens as a token of appreciation for your child’s teacher or for the neighbor who shovels your sidewalk. Because...
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How to keep your Christmas tree fresh until February

December 1, 2015
Christmas trees suspended from ceiling Goodman's Niagara Falls

by Connie Oswald Stofko Ray Crawley and his family usually take their Christmas tree down around Jan. 1, but last year the tree was looking so good, they left it up until almost February. “I guess it’s like a flower arrangement,” Crawley said. Since it stayed fresh, they decided to enjoy it a little...
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Storybook theme at Plantasia appeals to kids, adults; see fairy gardens, kids’ activities

March 17, 2015
baa baa black sheep miniature garden at Mischler's Williamsville

by Connie Oswald Stofko “Every Garden Tells a Story” is the theme of Plantasia 2015, and you’ll see some creative interpretations in miniature gardens from Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses. Plantasia kicks off with a Preview Night from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18. Tickets for Preview Night are $15 and can be purchased...
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Amaryllis reminder: Don’t cut off the leaves

March 3, 2015
'Star of Holland' amaryllis at Buffalo Botanical Gardens by Stofko

by Connie Oswald Stofko Many of you may have received an amaryllis bulb or plant over the holidays, and you’d like to get it to rebloom indoors next year. It’s not hard to do. However, I’ve heard from a couple people that they were told to cut back the plant after it has finished...
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Orchid Show expanded at Botanical Gardens; get your orchid repotted

January 20, 2015
various orchids at Botanical Gardens

by Connie Oswald Stofko We’ve told you before that, although they look delicate, orchids are actually easy to grow. There is one tricky part, though: potting. “The hardest part is to get people to understand that you’re not putting them in dirt,” said Joseph A. DiDomenico Jr., president of the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society....
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