Posts Tagged ‘ medicinal herbs and plants ’

7 unusual uses for easy-to-grow herbs; you can plant them all summer

June 2, 2015
rue at Mike Weber Greenhouses in West Seneca NY

by Connie Oswald Stofko Everybody knows you can use herbs to season your food, but there are many other uses for these wonderful plants, said Jen Weber, retail manager at Mike Weber Greenhouses, 42 French Rd., West Seneca. Today we’ll talk about just a few of the 90 varieties of herbs grown by Mike...
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Watch local cooking challenge & learn to cook with native plants

September 3, 2013
Watch local cooking challenge & learn to cook with native plants

Sumac, a native plant, is pretty this time of year with its large red, cone-shaped flowers. You can see these small trees in parks or in the wild, and they make a great landscape plant. But did you know sumac is edible? There are quite a few native plants you might want to start...
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Today’s video demonstration: Make a larger & more complex fall planter

October 2, 2012
fall planter in barrel in Amherst NY

Last week Colleen Morrissey of Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses showed us how to make a super simple fall planter as well as a hanging fall planter in nontraditional colors. Today she demonstrates a more complex project: how to plant a very large container garden using a whiskey barrel planter. Morrissey packs in a large...
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Watch video to make super quick fall planter & hanging pot

September 25, 2012
fall containers video in Buffalo NY area

Add some autumn color to a porch, patio or other spot in your yard with a fall container. This video demonstration is presented by Colleen Morrissey, herb manager and container designer at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd. Williamsville. Morrissey starts out by giving suggestions for plants that are frost resistant and...
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Orchid Show will bring vibrant colors to the Botanical Gardens

February 14, 2012
moth orchid or phalaenopsis close up

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens and the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society will hold their Annual Orchid Show and Sale on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 26 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo NY. Check out these articles to learn more...
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Medicinal gardens are kicked off at Botanical Gardens in Buffalo

October 10, 2011
Marla Tscheider designed medicinal garden in Buffalo NY

The  healing properties of plants will be showcased in two medicinal gardens– an outdoor garden and an indoor garden– at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. The medicinal gardens will provide visitors with a better understanding of the importance of medicinal plants and how the plants are used...
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