Arbordale pond class in Amherst NY

Pond classes, Q&A & more items too good to miss

Pond winterization & other free classes set at Arbordale Classes on pond winterization, pruning and landscape design will be held at Arbordale Nurseries and Landscaping, 480 Dodge Road, Getzville. The 45-minute classes are free with pre-registration. To register, email info@arbordale.com or call 688-9125. Pond Winterization 6 p.m. today and repeated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 You’ll learn what to do with pond equipment, fish care, cleaning and plant care, and a few old wives’ tales will be bashed.  …

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…

agricultural fair Genesee Country Museum

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…

Succulents from Buffalo Erie County Botanical Gardens

Succulent show, plant sale and more set at Botanical Gardens

The annual Succulent Show, a Medicinal Garden feature and the Annual Fall Plant Sale are just some of the upcoming happenings at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo, NY. Succulent Show The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will hold its annual Succulent Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from Saturday,  September 8 through Sunday, October 7. Designed by Julie Hughes and Teresa Mazikowski, gardeners at the Botanical Gardens, the Succulent Show…

Arbordale landscaping classes in Getzville, NY

Free landscape design classes & more items too good to miss

Free landscape classes set at Arbordale You can create outdoor living spaces, increase your property value and love your yard with help during free classes at Arbodale Nurseries and Landscaping, 480 Dodge Road, Getzville, NY. The 45-minute classes will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 8 and 29. The experts on Arbodale’s staff experts will help you decide where plants go and how they are spaced. Listen to witty reasons to dig out those overgrown junipers. Bring photos and…

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Put your garden to bed: Tips from Toronto writer & horticulturist

Labor Day is approaching, the kids are heading back to school and the sun is setting earlier and earlier. Autumn is on its way, but that doesn’t mean that the gardening season is over, according to Toronto garden writer Ken Brown. Brown, a horticulturist who landscaped exhibits at the Toronto Zoo, will be the featured speaker at Lockwood’s Greenhouses Fall Garden Fair to be held Saturday, Sept. 8 at Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark Street, Hamburg. The fair includes several great talks and demonstrations…

raffleimage Garden Walk Buffalo

Raffle, survey, gala & more items too good to miss

Hurry to buy tickets for Garden Walk Super Big Raffle You could win more than $2,800 in plants, gift certificates, merchandise, a Kodak printer, and tickets to see Bill Cosby, the Indigo Girls and Three Dog Night in the Garden Walk Super Big Raffle. Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com was pleased to donate note cards featuring images by Donna Brok, whose garden photography you can enjoy on her blog, Garden Walk, Garden Talk. There are dozens of items; see the entire list here. Tickets…

wagon and bed container gardens in Buffalo NY

Buffalo gardener gets apples and peaches from potted plants

“You can put anything in containers and you can put containers anywhere,” said Walter Kozlowski, who grows even apple and peach trees in pots– and harvests fruit! Kozlowski shared his unusual container plantings, vegetable gardens and flower beds during the Black Rock & Riverside Tour of Gardens on August 4. The event also featured a Starry Night Garden Tour in the evening. Kozlowski grows colonnade apple trees, a type that grows straight up and stays short. You can see them…

Mischler's container garden won second place

How we know it’s been hot & other items too good to miss

Mischler’s receives two awards in container design competition Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses was honored with two second-place awards in the ninth annual Kathy Pufahl Memorial Container Design Competition, held July 24 during the Floriculture Field Day at Cornell’s Bluegrass Lane Horticultural Research Facility in Ithaca. More than 130 floriculture professionals attended. In the open division, Mischler’s was honored for its “Perennial Memory Basket.” The large wicker basket is filled with containers of potted perennials of various sizes and trimmed with…

backyard garden on Argyle in Buffalo NY

Small backyard in Buffalo goes vertical to add gardening space

Kathy and Ed Burke moved to their home on Argyle Park in Buffalo about eight years ago. “We moved from a home with a huge garden, but it had become more of a chore than a joy,” Kathy said. Their current backyard is small, but flowering perennials in the sunny beds and colorful foliage in the shady beds make it feel joyful. The Burkes shared their gardens during Garden Walk Buffalo, the largest garden walk in the nation, on July…