oak tree under utility wires in Amherst NY

Utility pole? Find out where to plant a tree; sales happening now in WNY

by Connie Oswald Stofko You don’t want to be that person—the person whose tree branch knocked out the electricity for the whole neighborhood. And you don’t want to plant a tree or shrub in a spot where the utility companies will do the pruning for you. The result isn’t pretty and it’s not good for the tree. That’s why you need to make sure you choose the right tree or shrub for your landscape before you buy one from the…

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Master Gardeners to hold gala, plant sale in Batavia

The Genesee County Master Gardeners will host their annual Fall Garden Gala and Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County, 420 East Main St., Batavia. Arrive at 10 a.m. for the best plant selection. No early birds, please. This plant sale features hardy garden perennials, most of which are grown by Master Gardeners. Fall is a good time to plant many perennials as there is still time for them to grow…

Sale on specialty annuals at Mischler’s

Fill your garden’s bare nooks and crannies with specialty annuals now on sale at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd., Williamsville. The 4.5-inch specialty annuals, formerly $5.99, are now $3.99. The sale continues while supplies last….

houseplants at Mischler's Florist and Greenhouses in Williamsville NY

Houseplant & Succulent Event set at Mischler’s March 10-17

by Connie Oswald Stofko Activities you can’t do anywhere else will take place during the Houseplant and Succulent Event at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses. The activities will take place between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday, March 10 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 11 at Mischler’s, 118 South Forest Rd., Williamsville. You’ll find great sales on succulents and other houseplants, and the sales will continue from Friday, March 10 to Friday, March 17. Activities on Friday &…

Great Plant Sale at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Find unusual plants this week at Great Plant Sale

by Connie Oswald Stofko The Great Plant Sale will again be on site in the Administration Building at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. There is no admission charge. Your online gardening magazine, Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com, is proud to sponsor the Great Plant Sale! I’ll have a table there, too, so please stop by and say hello! The Great Plant Sale will take place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 13 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m….

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Hurry! Fruit trees are going fast in Botanical Gardens sale

The Great Plant Sale held by the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is set up a little differently this year. Instead of publishing the list of available plants all at once, new categories of plants are being rolled out each month through March. Members of the Botanical Gardens get early access to shopping on the 14th of each month. If you want to make sure you can get popular items before they are sold out, become a member. And members get 10 percent…

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Select plants now for pickup in May at Botanical Gardens

You can start making your selections today in the 2021 online Great Plant Sale held by the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. You’ll see plants in these categories online now: Perennials Shrubs Hanging Baskets and Mixed Containers Tropical Houseplants Trees Orchids But there’s more to look forward to! A new batch of plants will be added to the Botanical Gardens’ website each month from now through March. See here what the categories for future months will be. Don’t wait until the last…

perennials at Mischler's Florist and Greenhouses in Williamsville

59-cent perennials at Mischler’s– they’re bigger than in April!

If you weren’t able to make it to the 59-cent Perennial Sale at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses when it was launched in April, you’re in luck. Rows and rows of those perennials are still available! And the plants are still the same price! Here are the advantages to buying the sale perennials now: The plants are bigger than they were in April. They are healthy and look great. In June, you don’t have to worry about protecting the plants from…

Flowers at Great Plant Sale at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Don’t miss out on the Great Plant Sale from Botanical Gardens

Exciting and unusual plants will again be offered in The Great Plant Sale at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. This year it is being held online with curbside pickup. Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com is proud to once again be a sponsor for this wonderful event! Cool plants As always, the sale features some plants propagated from the Botanical Gardens’ extensive collection. You can see all the plants that are available in The Great Plant Sale here. Items include: Exotic Japanese maples Ginkgo trees…

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Latest updates on businesses

by Connie Oswald Stofko Garden centers seem to be catching up to the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 situation. There aren’t as many changes this week as there have been in the last couple weeks. Here is the information I have for the businesses I work with. Things keep changing, so if you have specific questions about a business’s hours or what they have in stock, please contact them directly. You can see their contact information in our Gardening Directory….