|The Ly garden on Brayton Street.|
Incredibly, five Garden Walk Buffalo gardens made the Summer 2011 issue of Backyard Solutions magazine. Here are the gardens that are featured, with a minimum of a two-page spread each:
- The Nguyen Garden on Brayton, "Low budget, High Impact"
- The Ecker Garden on Johnson Park, "Raised Beds Get Raves"
- The Furminger Garden on Sixteenth Street, "Masses of Color"–though the magazine seems to have picked up photos of the gardens next door at 84 Sixteenth Street!
- The Widger Garden on Ashland Avenue, "Curved, Colorful, Delicious"—featured over four pages.
- The Ostertrom/Thomas Garden on Pennsylvania Avenue, "Beach Shack Chic"
This magazine is chock full of gardens (65!)—and virtually no advertising—and each featured gardener gets asked the same basic questions in a sidebar: Problem, Solution, Key Plantings, Zone, and Designer. And of course, landscape design for Garden Walk Buffalo gardens is going to be the homeowner. There's nary a professional designer that's ever touched a Garden Walk garden – hence their unexpected and brash colors, textures, unique cultural aesthetics, found art, and extreme personalization—Buffalo-style gardening. Each article also features an interview with the gardener—with some history or context for the garden's design.
The Ly Garden interview was written by Elizabeth Licata, editor of Buffalo Spree magazine and blogger at www.GardeningWhileIntoxicated.com and www.GardenRant.com. All the photos were provided, at no charge, by Garden Walk photographer Don Zinteck, of PhotoGraphics 2. As usual, the use of these photos for Garden Walk allows us to promote GW and Buffalo to a national audience and our appreciation cannot be measured.
Backyard Solutions can be purchased nationally, where ever magazines are sold. I purchased mine at a local Tops grocery store.
|The Ecker garden on Johnson Park|
|The Osterstrom/Thomas garden on Pennsylvania Avenue.|
|The Widger garden on Ashland Avenue.|