Monday, March 28, 2011
I don't know Latin names of plants. I can barely remember common names. I have made the rookie mistake of planting things too close together every year for 20 years. I've killed a good number of plants by neglect. I plant things against suggested recommendations. I've broken more garden rules than I've followed. I'm a sham as a gardener—but I do know garden tours & horticultural tourism!
Many garden groups from around the country, and around the Buffalo Niagara area, have contact either myself, or past Garden Walk Chair, Arlan Peters, to ask questions about what's involved in either starting a garden tour or taking their garden tour to the "next level." Honestly, just about anyone on the Garden Walk Buffalo committee can answer these questions as well as I can—they've all been integral to the event's growth over the past few years.
Included with the article is a photo I took of visitors to a Summer Street garden, as well as a photo of one of the Garden Walk banners hung on light poles along Sixteenth Street.
Real Gardens magazine is a publication of Harris Publications of NYC. Magazines are available nationwide wherever fine magazines are sold. I bought mine in a Wegman's grocery store.