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Mum show and more autumn news & tips for Buffalo area

Chrysanthemum Show set at Botanical Gardens Mums are the emblematic flower of autumn, and the Chrysanthemum Show at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is a Western New York tradition. It has been held annually for more than 105 years! The show is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Saturday, October 20 to Sunday, November 11 at the Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. Enjoy all the colors of the fall season with many different varieties…

Barbara MacNaughton - First Place Color at Buffalo Botanical Gardens

Garden photography: two contests in Buffalo area & plenty of tips

If you enjoy taking photos of flowers and nature, you may be interested in two contests coming up in Western New York. In this article, we also offer you some resources for making your photos even better. Photography contests Photography contests are being held by the Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Arts Center and the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Arts Center photo contest Entries for the Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Arts Center…

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Call for entries in agricultural fair & more items too good to miss

Deadline nears for registering entries in agricultural fair You can enter your heirloom vegetables, cut and dried flowers, herbs and more in the annual exhibition and fair to be held at the Genesee Country Village and Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford. The deadline for entries is Friday, September 14. Anyone can enter. Entrants will receive a one-day free admission to the fall fair. Many of the categories include a 19th-Century as well as a 21st-Century section. In addition to…

Corn seedlings bend toward the light.

The Unstill Life of Plants: Get a look at all the movement you’ve missed

Gardeners don’t think of plants as moving creatures. After all, plants can’t pull up their roots and scoot over to a more pleasant spot in the garden. But plants do move.  Plants stretch and bow and bend as they search for light, and they move in other ways, too. Unfortunately for us, their movements are so slow that we miss their graceful dance. With the help of time-lapse photography, you’ll get an amazing look at the plant world during “The…

grass in winter by Natividad Lopez

Capture the beauty of your snowy Buffalo garden in photographs

Buffalo gardens have been covered with white, fluffy snow pretty much all winter, and more snow is on the way. Put the snow shovel aside for a few minutes and pick up your camera instead. This is an opportunity to capture the beauty of your Buffalo garden through photography. If you don’t see beauty in your garden during winter, take a look at Buffalo through a newcomer’s eyes. Natividad Lopez, originally from Yuma, AZ, is a personnel specialist in the…

Schefflera Leaves by Michael Mandolfo

Artists’ guidelines available for Arcangel Gallery

If you’re interested in exhibiting photos or artwork at the new Arcangel Gallery at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, check out the Arcangel Gallery Application & Guidelines. The aim of the Arcangel Gallery at the Botanical Gardens is to display photography and/or artwork that reflects first, the Botanical Gardens and its horticulture residents, then nature in general and Western New York life and architecture. First preference will be given to applicants that highlight the Botanical Gardens. The gallery…

Corinne and Wayne Arcangel

New art gallery to exhibit botanical works by local artists

by Connie Oswald Stofko The Arcangel Gallery, a new art exhibit space, was dedicated on Friday at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. Local artists will have an opportunity to display their work. The gallery was named for Brent D. Arcangel, who died at age 23 in a car crash caused by a driver who fell asleep at the wheel. The space was dedicated by his parents, Wayne D. and Corrine Arcangel of Hamburg,…