Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Botanical Gardens in March 2017

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, located at 2655 South Park Ave. in Buffalo, celebrates the changing season in March.
  • Arcangel Gallery: Botanical Gardens’ Art Class – “Lumagination in Watercolor” – now through March 12.
  • Arcangel Gallery: Joan Saba – Art in Bloom – original oil paintings on display from March 18-May 7.
  • Medicinal Garden Feature – Nutrition and Poison Prevention Month – March 18 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Taste of Paradise – Friday, March 31 from 6-9 p.m. – tropical-inspired fundraiser for the Botanical Gardens features a sneak peek at the Spring Flower Exhibit, food sampling from area restaurants and caterers, cocktails from Captain Morgan, live entertainment and raffles. Tickets are $35 for Garden members and $40 for the general public in advance – price increases to $45 after March 26.
**Registration is open for the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15 at 11 a.m. - $8 for Garden members and $10 for the general public in advance, $12 after April 2 – this event sells out every year, so sign up today!

For more information on these events and others at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, visit

Monday, February 6, 2017

2017 Garden Trends: Indoor Gardening

credit: Miles
According to Garden Media Group, one of the biggest trends in gardening for 2017 is indoor gardening. Whether growing under lights in soil, hydroponically or aquaponically, more and more people are growing their own clean, fresh veggies and herbs right on their kitchen counters and window sills.

Among the items you can grow indoors:
  • Herb garden – grow a pizza garden on your countertop with all the herbs you need for pizza sauce and toppings.
  • Tea garden – if you enjoy drinking tea, you can grow an assortment of herbs to make your own teas.
  • Leafy greens and microgreens – lettuce and other greens can be grown indoors.
Try the trend:

  • OPCOM Farm offers the GrowFrame, GrowBox and GrowWall for indoor gardening aficionados. Another product that has been on the market for a number of years is MiracleGro’s AeroGarden.