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BUFFALO REGULAR CLUB MEETINGS  African Violet & Gesneriad Society of WNY meets the third Tuesday of the month, September–August, at 7 p.m., Greenfield Health &

Drip, drop, drip

Rain chains are all the rage, and for good reason. These decorative metal chains redirect water from your gutter to the ground instead of your

Beech tree diseases

I was dismayed to learn about the beech bark and beech leaf diseases that are threatening these majestic trees. Below is a summary of a

Backyard butterflies

Bee balm, salvia, coneflower, milkweed, and butterfly bush often come up in the conversation about plants for butterfly gardening. There are, however, some other (possibly

Touring my habitat garden

I frequently give tours of my suburban yard, but it’s not the typical garden featured on most tours–those “ooh and ah” gardens of flowerbeds constantly

Public gardens are dreamy

When I was fresh out of grad school, I worked for a botanical garden in the education department. I’d gotten a master’s degree and racked

Gardening around town

CANANDAIGUA BOTANICAL SOCIETY  One-hundred-and-fifty years ago, Canandaigua botanists began meeting in their homes to discuss and appreciate the native plant life around the Finger Lakes

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