The busiest week in Buffalo's gardening history...
|One of the Open Gardens on Thursdays and Fridays.|
It'll be tough to get through this week. There's just too much going on! Here's a rundown:
|Lockport in Bloom garden|
- This past Saturday: Rally Party for the Garden Walk Buffalo gardeners (200+ gardeners come to pick up lawn signs, maps, posters and buy this year's new merchandise). One garden tour Lockport in Bloom. Native Plants Day at Lockwoods Greenhouses: speakers and an author's book signing.
- This past Sunday: Two garden tours (Snyder-Clevehill Garden View and Lockport in Bloom); reception for the instillation of a garden sculpture by a NYC sculptor at the home of a Garden Walk Buffalo garden.
- This past Monday: Kickoff of the National Garden Festival's (NGF) Front Yard Contest, making over 15 homes; and the last Garden Walk Buffalo meeting before the event (the largest garden tour in the U.S. with 384 gardens.
- This past Tuesday: Day two of the Front Yard Contest.
- Wednesday (yesterday): Day three of the Front Yard Contest - volunteers from the community are invited to pitch in! I have to clean my garden to be ready for Open Gardens on Thursday; a wrap-up meeting for the NGF Garden Art Sale.
- Thursday (today): 67 Open Gardens open for free; Day four of the Front Yard Garden Contest.
- Friday: 20 Open Gardens free to the public; day five of the Front Yard Contest, an AAA motorcoach tour of southtowns gardens, including the Shadrack garden, Smug Creek; the Olmsted Parks Conservancy's Gala in Olmsted's South Park.
- Saturday: Three garden tours: Samuel Capen Garden Walk, Grand Island Garden Tour, and Buzz Around Hamburg Garden Walk; a private bus garden tour of Garden Walk Buffalo gardens for Garden Walk Buffalo volunteers; touring two garden writers from Canada around for a preview of Garden Walk Buffalo.
|Snyder-Clevehill Garden View garden|
|National Garden Festival volunteer landscaper make-over of 15 homes.|
|Garden sculpture instillation party. |
See this on both Open Gardens and Garden Walk Buffalo.
|The National Garden Festival Buffalo-syle Garden Art Sale.|
|Garden Walk Buffalo Rally party, where 200 gardeners (of 387) show up to get posters, maps and garden signs.|