Sunday, May 30, 2010

It's the small things...


This summer I have no grand projects, like last year's building of the counter tops around the grill. It's a bunch of small things that have been nagging at me and I've already gotten a few accomplished.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

That's my fine garden you can't see in Fine Gardening magazine

A benefit of having met & befriended garden magazine writers, editors, columnists, art directors and photographers is, when they're looking for info or photos on a particular topic, they start asking around to those they know. This is the case with Kerry Ann Moore, Assistant Editor of Fine Gardening Magazine. She was here last year for Garden Walk and on occasion has been in touch on other subjects. Sometimes just to comment on her blog posts. Usually I head inquiries in the direction of a Garden Walk gardener that has a unique solution or approach to the topic proposed.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Stephanie Cohan, The Diva of Perennials, is comin'!

The Flowers of Summer with the Diva of Perennials!
Fine Gardening magazine contributing editor, and author of The Perennial Gardener’s Design Primer, Fallscaping and The Non-Stop Garden. will kick off our National garden Festival on Saturday, June 19.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Win a weekend at Garden Walk Buffalo!

The Buffalo Niagara Convention & Visitors Bureau is offering a Garden Walk Buffalo weekend contest where you could win:
Anyone can enter. Fill out the quick online form here: http://www.nationalgardenfestival.com/weekend/

Oh, and that VIP tour? That's me. I'll be giving a tour of some of my favorite gardens. I suggested a tour from me being what the loser would get, but logistics were too tough to work out on that one.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Garden Festival kickoff party!

To start off five weeks of gardening events, what better than a garden party? 
Please join us Thursday, June 17, 5:30-8:30 p.m., at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. It's only $5, with a cash bar.

The new National Garden Festival is a big deal – 18 garden walks, nationally-known speakers,  workshops, bus tours and a whole lot more! Help us kick it off with refreshments, mingling and some great prizes! Meet the partners putting it all together, sign up early for other events, pick up maps for garden tours (for those that have them ready!).

Order tickets online: NationalGardenFestival.com

Sunday, May 16, 2010

National Garden Festival Video


You'll see plenty of my garden in bits of this video, produced by the Buffalo Niagara Convention & Visitors Bureau (Matt Steinberg & Sally Cunningham), but that's what happens when I have a better collection of regional residential garden photography than they do!

If you're on Facebook, and not getting this video, you'll have to visit: http://artofgardeningbuffalo.blogspot.com/

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Horticulture magazine article on Garden Walk Buffalo

Wahoo! There's an awesome six-page article about Garden Walk Buffalo (written by our own Elizabeth Licata of Garden Rant/Gardening While Intoxicated).

The article, covers everything -- from the tour that inspired ours, Chicago's Sheffield Garden Walk, our founders, the tour's growth over the years, the fact that it is "utterly free of the white-glove exclusivity that pervades many tours of private gardens," the work of the Garden Walk Committee, its game-changing nature as it applies to Buffalo's image, and descriptions of what you'll find on the Walk itself.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Garden Smart Alec

Here is the garden of Alec, who lives just up the street. At a time of which I'm still thinking about getting out into the yard to see what there needs to be done, he's already got his plant supports out for the plants to grow into. I know, it takes three minutes to find it, then poke it into the ground. I just haven't found those three minutes yet. Or where I put the stupid thing last fall.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Margaux's picture of the week

I am not usually in to gardening.  but I do like art. so one day I was messing around with a spray bottle and the flowers got wet. I thought it looked cool so I took a picture. I showed them to dad and he wanted them on his blog. so I said yes.

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