Ear to the Ground: The Insider Dirt to Gardening in Upstate NY

From the Publisher: November-December 2017

by janem on November 9, 2017

Jane Milliman

Happy holiday season, friends!

We’re excited to bring this great issue to you. We have design tips, a profile of an exceptional CNY gardener, of course our extensive calendar listings, and, at long last, an idea about what to do with all of those leftover holiday pinecones. You don’t just throw them out, right?

THE FLOWER CITY BLOOMS AGAIN
We announced in the last issue that yes, GardenScape IS coming back in 2018. The theme? “The Flower City Blooms Again,” aptly.

The show will run March 8 through 11 at its old—but newly remodeled and very cool—home, the Dome in Henrietta. Wednesday night’s opening gala, “A Taste of Spring,” is presented by and benefits the Community Place of Greater Rochester (communityplace.org).

Gardenscape is again produced by PLANT GFLX, also known as the Gardenscape Professionals Association. As in years past, there will be inspiring landscaped gardens and a marketplace area for fun shopping. Find details at plantgflx.com and on Facebook.

CITYSCAPES INTO THE NIGHT
Western New York’s landscape and garden show, Plantasia, has also announced its theme and dates. “Cityscapes into the Night” is March 22–25, with preview night on Wednesday, March 23. Plantasia is presented by PLANT WNY. Plantasia takes place at the Fairgrounds event center in Hamburg.

There are a few interesting changes this year, including the addition of even more landscaped areas and a more thoroughly curated vendor component. I am pretty excited about the theme—the Plantasia people have a ton of lighting talent in their midst, and I have a feeling this is going to be one cool, moody show. Find more at plantasiany.com and on Facebook.

AND BEYOND
In Ithaca, plans are underway for the 2018 Native Landscape Symposium—check our pages in January for dates, but it’s generally in early March.

Now all we need is for CNY in Bloom to make a return!

Thanks, as always, for reading.

Jane

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