Saturday, June 16, 2012

Garden art for sale!

Next time you see this banner, it should be hanging at the intersection of the 198 (Scajaqueda) and Parkside Avenue. Thanks to the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy for offering to install them. We're gearing up for the first-ever Buffalo-style Garden Art Sale next Sunday, June 24. I should be set up to take credit card purchases by then. I hope you can make it! Here's what I'll be selling:

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Join the bus tour of Buffalo's garden art

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Join us for the opening weekend of the National Garden Festival, and visit our now-famous private gardens featuring art. Visit the grounds of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, see found art, folk art, abstract art, architectural remnants, anything goes – even bowling ball art – in some of Buffalo's popular gardens.

Expert tour host is Elizabeth Licata, editor of Buffalo Spree magazine, former art critic and curator, freelance garden writer, and garden ranter at both GardenRant.com and GardeningWhileIntoxicated.com.

Roundtrip transportation from Rochester, Williamsville, Orchard Park, and Hyatt Regency Buffalo. Expert Tour Host, including a Master Gardener. Lunch from Panera Bread.
Visit the site here and make your reservations today!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Visit to an immaculate Mexican garden center

Just outside of San Pancho (about an hour north of Puerto Vallarta, on the Pacific coast) we stopped into a garden center with a friend. He does much of his garden shopping here because the staff is so helpful. They're English-speaking, have knowledgeable staff, have an immense selection of plants and pots, have EXCELLENT prices (compered to what we're used to in the States) and the efficient layout and organization of the garden center satisfies his (almost pathological) need for order and structure.

Organized rows of plant product created room after room of tropical trees, palms, colorful shrubs, and smaller plants, some of which I have as houseplants.

Prices? I wish I could have taken large items on the plane ride home. Large pots, large enough to slap a piece of glass on and make a table, for around $20. Trees and large palms in the $30 range. I'd be in trouble if I lived down there.

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