Vendors sought for Buffalo-style Garden Art Sale

Vendors of garden-oriented or nature-themed works that can be displayed in a garden setting are being sought for the Buffalo-style Garden Art Sale to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26 at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. The deadline for applications is Feb. 20. New this year, the art sale will be held at a new location, the Botanical Gardens, over the span of two…

begonia Whopper at Mischler's in Williamsville

You can still plant perennials & annuals– and there are sales!

by Connie Oswald Stofko A lot of gardeners seem to view Memorial Day weekend as a deadline. They think that all of their planting has to be done by then. Not true! “There is still lots of time to enjoy flowers,” said Mark Yadon, vice president at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd., Williamsville. This is a great time to buy annuals for several reasons, Yadon said. The plants that you buy now are larger than the plants…

Open house from Lockwood's in Hamburg NY

Ease into the holidays with Christmas open house at Lockwood’s Nov. 15

Enjoy a festive atmosphere with Christmas music and free refreshments including homemade cookies, savory treats and hot spiced cider at the Christmas open house to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 at Lockwood’s Greenhouses,  4484 Clark St., Hamburg. Whether you’re looking for Christmas gifts or decorations for your own home, you’ll find a spectacular array of items at Lockwood’s. Look for seasonal favorites including decorated wreaths, boxwood trees and poinsettias. Check out the indoor flowering…

plants from garden center in Western New York

5 tips for shopping for plants this weekend in Western New York

by Connie Oswald Stofko This weekend is probably the biggest shopping weekend for gardeners. Our gardens should be dry enough to dig in by now, and by the end of May, the danger of frost should have passed, so we’re all excited to buy tender plants and put them in our gardens now. To help you get the most out of your shopping excursion, take a look at these tips. Decide what you want to get out of your garden…

Spring tree seedling sale by DEC now under way

The spring tree seedling sale of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is now under way. The Department of Environmental Conservation operates the State Tree Nursery in Saratoga Springs, which produces tree and shrub seedlings for conservation plantings on public and private lands. Native New York seed-sources are used when available. Trees and shrubs are beneficial because they: Improve air and water quality Stabilize streambanks Create windbreaks Conserve energy Reforest idle land Produce wood products Produce wildlife food…