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Art of Gardening · 1M ago

Cutting the grasses

I have a system for cutting down my tall grasses that I've mastered over the years. It's really a bit early to be cutting down the grasses, and I normally wouldn't until later in the fall, b...
Art of Gardening · 1M ago

Terrariums, dig it?

I haven't planted a stylin' terrarium since my teen years in the '70s. My daughter did me a solid and gave me these way decent glass planters from a friend's aunt's estate sale. No one had b...
Art of Gardening · 1M ago

Breaking down the garden, the Fall ritual

On Facebook, someone asked what I (or anyone in Buffalo, for that matter) do to "break down the garden" for the winter. My list looked like this: Outdoor furniture goes into the garageOutdo...
Art of Gardening · 2M ago

A hose rack not off the rack

Nifty purple hose and nozzle, huh? Those, and the blue rain wand in the center, I picked up at the recent GWA | The Association of Garden Communicators' Annual Conference here in Buffalo fr...
Art of Gardening · 2M ago

Let there be light, and less weed trees

We had four trees taken down last week. None of them were ours. Two were in one neighbor's yard, the other two in another neighbor's yard. Neither used the back yards for anything other than...
Art of Gardening · 2M ago

Garden Writers' responses to their visit to Buffalo

Buffalo gardeners and cultural institutions provided a warm welcome to 350+ members of the GWA | The Association of Garden Communicators for their 2017 annual conference held here in the Cit...
Art of Gardening · 3M ago

So, I made it onto the Weather Channel...

For Garden Walk Buffalo this year, Visit Buffalo Niagara (VBN, our visitors bureau) and their media relations firm in NYC, Mardiks Public Relations, was able to finagle a live Skype intervie...
Art of Gardening · 3M ago

Garden art - a brilliant wine bottle wall

It's Garden Walk Buffalo weekend and garden art projects are being finished up throughout Buffalo as you read this. This bottle wall, in the Richmond Avenue garden of Garden Walk Buffalo Cha...
Art of Gardening · 3M ago

A garden that is a pub, or a pub that is a garden

Each year, as I tour local gardens, I inevitably find a few that I'd never been to before that become my new favorite. I'm fickle that way. Here's this years' favorite.You enter the garden b...
Art of Gardening · 4M ago

12 Open Gardens in Buffalo Niagara you gotta' see!

The DiMino Garden on Sharon Drive in Lockport.In its sixth year, Gardens Buffalo Niagara's Tours of Open Gardens is proving to be more popular than ever, based on directory sales. Exceptiona...