Totally irrelevant to this post, this is the house of Cornelius, and his garden at 75 Lancaster Avenue.
Yeah, I know, you're sick & tired about me blathering on about Garden Walk. Well, for this post, I'm going to let you read the writings of Stacey Hirvella, Senior Associate Gardening Editor, Martha Stewart Living; and Kerry Ann Moore, contributor to Fine Gardening magazine as THEY blather on about Garden Walk Buffalo.
First, some quotes from Stacey's post on the "Living on 112, The Martha Stewart Living Radio Blog:"
"My weekend in Buffalo was fantastic, I can speak about it only in superlatives. It was one of the most wonderful experiences I've been involved with during my time with the magazine, so forgive me for gushing!"
"The thing that impressed me most about Buffalo is the people and their level of community involvement. The Martin house has 400 volunteers, for example. There are all sorts of community gardens and community beautification projects like the 16th Street Block Alliance (a very cool stop on the Garden Walk)."
"As a gardener, though, I was absolutely floored by Urban Roots Community Garden Center."
"Most people wouldn't think of Buffalo as an epicenter of American horticulture, but it looks like gardening may be their official pastime."
Read her full long, gushing post here, complete with photos. If you've got the time, read all the comments too!
There's Kerry in the black jacket, center(ish) with an empty glass. She's looking at Sally Cunningham, Western New York's gardening queen of all media. On the left, in red, is Steve Aitken, editor of Fine Gardening, directly below him, Stacey Hirvella of Martha Stewart Living, and, in the blue shirt, is Stacey's husband Adam, a rooftop garden consultant, sculptor and chicken wing connoisseur.
And Kerry, from Fine Gardening posts on their blog:
"Buffalo provided a warm welcome and a free inspirational show of 341 home gardens throughout its community last weekend. I was among thousands of appreciative garden goers hoofing up, down, and all around the city."
"I enjoyed seeing the streets alive with activity. Kids selling lemonade, home owners proudly perched on their porches smiling and waving to the eager public parading through their yards and streets. I mean talk about a garden party!"
"My weekend of touring gardens and talking to like minded garden geeks about their cares, concerns, and questions was quite an education."
Visit her post to see pictures. One shot is of my wind-whacked, rain-beaten backyard as the tornadoes were touching down outside of the city.
Not bad right? But was it better than me droning on about the Walk?