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The Magic of Garden Follies

by janem on August 26, 2014

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England and many parts of Europe are known for their enchanting and beautifully-designed gardens. A quintessential English garden typically has some sort stone ruin or a garden “folly” that adds, as a point of interest, an accent of antiquity and creates a bit of magic to the layout and flow of the garden. As an architectural term, folly is a building constructed primarily for decoration, yet suggests through its appearance another purpose. 18th century English gardens and French garden landscapes often featured Roman temples, which symbolized classical virtues and ideals. Other 18th century garden follies represented ruined abbeys, Chinese temples, or Egyptian pyramids, to represent different continents or historical eras. Some follies, particularly during famine, were built as a form of poor relief, to provide employment for peasants and unemployed artisans.

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Typically follies have no other purpose than as ornamentation, to add a sense of majesty and magic. They will often have the appearance of a building constructed for a particular purpose, such as a castle or tower. If they have another purpose, it may be disguised. They are buildings, or parts of buildings, and thereby distinguished from other garden ornaments such as sculpture. Follies are deliberately built as ornaments and are commissioned and built for pleasure.

— Liza Savage-Katz (Lizasavagekatz@gmail.com). Photography by Tracy Grier (Tgrier@juno.com)

Upstate New Yorkers have a rare opportunity to learn the art of building garden follies with dry laid stone with two highly skilled and accomplished artisan craftsmen, John Shaw-Rimmington (founder of Dry Stone Walling Across Canada, or DSWAC) and Norman Haddow (Official dyker of Balmoral Castle, Scotland). The “Walling Weekend” will take place at Sara’s Garden Center in Brockport the weekend of October 11th & 12th. At the workshop, students will build a castle ruin folly. Student space is limited. To register or for more information, contact Kathy at Sara’s Garden Center via email: Kkepler@rochester.rr.com or phone: 585-637-4745.

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Calendar July-August 2013

by janem on June 6, 2013

We don’t quite all of the kinks worked out of our online calendar yet! Until we do, here it is as plain-old text. Thanks for your patience.

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REGULAR CLUB MEETINGS

8th District Federated Garden Clubs of New York State, Inc. Maryann Jumper, District Director. August 7 – 18: Erie County Fair. August 13: Bus Trip, Niagara on the Lake. 716/435-3412; mjump50@gmail.com; gardenclubsofwny.com.

African Violet and Gesneriad Society of WNY meets the third Tuesday of each month, September – June, at 7:30 pm, LVAC Building, 40 Embry Place, Lancaster. avgswny@verizon.net; gesneriadsociety.org/chapters/wny.

Alden Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of the month (except July & August) at 7 pm, Alden Community Center, West Main Street, Alden. New members and guests welcome. Plant sale each May. 716/937-7924.

Buffalo Area Daylily Society. East Aurora Senior Center, 101 King Street, East Aurora. 716/ 649-8186; buffaloareadaylily@hotmail.com.

Garden Club of the Tonawandas meets the third Thursday of the month at 7 pm, Tonawanda City Hall, Community Room.

Garden Friends of Clarence meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7 pm, September – June, Town Park Clubhouse, 10405 Main Street, Clarence. gardenfriendsofclarence@hotmail.com.

Hamburg Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of every month at noon, summer garden tours, Hamburg Community Center, 107 Prospect Avenue, Hamburg. 716/648-0275; droman13@verizon.net.

Niagara Frontier Orchid Society (NFOS) meets the first Tuesday following the first Sunday (dates sometimes vary due to holidays, etc.), September – June, Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. niagarafrontierorchids.org.

Orchard Park Garden Club meets the first Thursday of the month at 12 pm, Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 South Buffalo Street, Orchard Park. President: Beverly Walsh, 716/662-7279.

Silver Creek-Hanover Garden Club meets the second Saturday of the month at 2 pm, First Baptist Church, 32 Main Street, Silver Creek. Sue Duecker, 716/934-7608; duke.sue@roadrunner.com.

South Town Gardeners meets the second Friday of the month (except January) at 10:30 am, Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road, West Seneca. New members welcome.

Western New York Carnivorous Plant Club meets the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm, Menne Nursery, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. wnycpclub@aol.com; facebook.com/wnycpclub.

Western New York Herb Study Group meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7 pm, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo.

Western New York Honey Producers, Inc. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County, 21 South Grove Street, East Aurora. wnyhpa.org.

Western New York Hosta Society. East Aurora Senior Center, corner of Oakwood & King Streets. 716/941-6167; h8staman@aol.com; wnyhosta.com.

Western New York Hosta Society Breakfast Meetings, a friendly get-together, first Saturday of the month at 10 am, Gardenview Restaurant, Union Road, West Seneca. August 24: Hosta Sale (see Calendar listing below).

Western New York Iris Society meets the first Sunday of the month in members’ homes and gardens. Information about growing all types of irises and complementary perennials. Shows. Sale. Guests welcome. Pat Kluczynski: 716/633-9503; patrizia@roadrunner.com.

Western New York Rose Society meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm, St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 750 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville. July 17: 4 Leg Critter Control, Lyn Chimera. August 21: Tour Delaware Park Rose Garden. wnyrosesociety.net.

Wilson Garden Club generally meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 pm, Community Room, Wilson Free Library, 265 Young Street, Wilson. Meetings open to all, community floral planting, spring plant sale, local garden tours. 716/751-6334; wilsongardenclub@aol.com.

Youngstown Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7 pm, First Presbyterian Church, 100 Church Street, Youngstown.

 

CLASSSES / EVENTS

Frequent hosts:

BECBG: Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14218. 716/827-1584; buffalogardens.com.

BMAC: Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java, NY 14113. 585/457-3228; 800/377-1520; buffaloaudubon.org.

COOP: Chicken Coop Originals, 13245 Clinton Street, Alden. 716/937-7837; chickencooporiginals.com.

MENNE: Menne Nursery, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst, NY 14228. 716/693-4444; mennenursery.com.

REIN: Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY 14043. 716/683-5959; dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html.

 

• Indicates activities especially appropriate for children and families.

S- Indicates plant sales.

T- Indicates garden tours.

 

• Ongoing: Family Walk at Beaver Meadow, Sundays, 2 pm. Naturalist led walk. Donations appreciated. BMAC

 

Ongoing through September: Trail Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Volunteer to assist with projects to help maintain and improve ecosystems and trails throughout the preserve. Refreshments provided. Registration required. REIN

 

Ongoing: After-School Escape, Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:30 pm. A different, fun, outdoor activity each week. Grades K-5. No registration required. REIN

 

Ongoing through November 27: East Aurora Farmers’ Market, Wednesday & Saturday, 7 am – 1 pm. Local vendor produced/grown products. Aurora Village (Tops) Plaza, Grey Street, East Aurora.

 

T- July 6 – 7: Grand Island Garden Tour, 10 am – 6 pm. NGF

 

July 10: Ten Plants that Rocked History, 6:30 – 8 pm. An evening of fun with David Clark. Learn the real reason why the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock instead of their original destination of Virginia. Includes beer, wine and light refreshments. $20 members; $24 non-members. Registration required. BECBG

 

July 11: English Garden Trough Workshop, 6:30 pm. Make your own hypertufa container and plant it up the following week. Refreshments. Includes materials and plants. $35. Registration required. COOP

 

July 13: Allenberg Bog Walk, 9 am – 2 pm. Casual hike in search of summertime flora and other interesting facets of this unique environment. Meet: Walmart parking lot, Springville. $3 members; $5 non-members. BMAC

 

July 13: Ornamental Grasses, 10 am. Join Sharon Webber as she discusses the merits of these adaptable plants, which varieties to choose and how to maintain them for summer, fall and winter interest. Registration required. MENNE

 

July 13: English Garden Trough Workshop, 10 am. See description under July 11. $35. Registration required. COOP

 

July 13: Master Gardeners at the Gardens, 10 am – 1 pm. Master Gardeners of Erie County will be available to answer questions. Soil testing done while you wait, $5 for up to 3 samples. BECBG

 

T- July 13: Historic Niagara Falls Garden Walk, 10 am – 2 pm. NGF

 

T- July 13: Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk, 10 am – 4 pm. NGF

 

July 13: Growing Garden Summer Series for Kids: Harvesting Vegetables, 10:30 am. Kids will care for and harvest vegetables from Reinstein Woods’ gardens. Part 2 of 3. Ages 6-8. Registration required. REIN

 

July 13: Pathways to a Useful Garden, 12 – 3 pm. Topics & presenters: Easy Pathways and Patios, Barry Duerr; Medicinal Herbs, Richard Price; Harvesting & Designing w/ Flowers from the Garden, David Clark & Patti Jablonski-Dopkin. Urban Roots Community Garden Center, 428 Rhode Island Street, Buffalo. 716/362-8982; urbanroots.org. NGF

 

T- July 13: Lockport in Bloom – Twilight in the Garden, 6:30 – 9 pm. Enjoy an evening stroll through select gardens. 716/434-2380; Facebook; lockportinbloom.com. NGF

 

T- July 13 – 14: Lockport in Bloom – City-wide Garden Tour & Vendors’ Fair, 10 am – 4 pm. Self-guided tour featuring more than 40 private gardens. Vendors’ Fair: shop a variety of goods of interest to gardeners. Rain or shine. Free. Kenan Center (Taylor Theatre Building), 433 Locust Street, Lockport. 716/434-2380; FaceBook; lockportinbloom.com. NGF

 

T- July 13 – 14: Hamburg Garden Walk, 10 am – 4 pm. Self-guided. Vendors. Maps: Memorial Park, corner Lake & Union Streets, Hamburg. hamburggardenwalk.com. NGF

 

T- July 14: Snyder-CleveHill Garden View, 10 am – 4 pm. NGF

 

July 20: Botanical Hike at Hunters Creek Park, 10 am – 1 pm. Join Buffalo State grad student Matt Candeias for a hike along the creek. May consist of limited creek walking. Meet: parking lot, Centerline Road. Donations appreciated. BMAC

 

T- July 20: Town of Amherst Garden Walk, 10 am – 4 pm. NGF

 

T- July 20: Williamsville Garden Tour, 10 am – 4 pm. NGF

 

July 20: Canning the Harvest, 2 – 3:30 pm. Joyce Gallagher will discuss and demonstrate the basics of traditional hot water bath canning including sterilization techniques, recipes and preparing foods for processing. Registration required. MENNE

 

T- July 20 – 21: Garden Walks, 10 am – 4 pm Saturday; 12 – 4 pm Sunday. Visit two Orchard Park gardens, about a mile apart, at your leisure. Enjoy extensive country gardens, a pond filled with fish and water lilies, over 700 registered varieties of daylilies, certain varieties available for purchase. 6047 Seufert Road; 716/648-0094. The second, a four-acre certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat, includes wooded areas, cottage themed gardens, large perennial garden, woods, pines, Japanese maples all connected by flagstone pathways with garden art and antiques. 6346 Ward Road; 716/648-7085.

 

T- July 20 – 21: Lancaster Garden Walk, 10 am- 4 pm. NGF

 

T- July 20 – 21: Ken-Ton Garden Tour, 10 am – 4 pm. Self-guided tour of gardens in the Village of Kenmore and the Town of Tonawanda. Free. See website for map & descriptions. kentongardentour.com. NGF

 

T- July 20 – 21: Saturday Night Lights, 8:30 – 10:30 pm. Part of Ken-Ton Garden Tour (above). Self-guided. Free. kentongardentour.com. NGF

 

T- July 21: South Buffalo Alive, 9 am – 3 pm. NGF

 

July 27: Harvesting & Using Herbs, 10 – 11:30 am. Join Lee Schreiner to learn how to harvest herbs at their peak and preserve them for future flavor and fragrance. Lee will also discuss using herbs in a variety of ways including vinegars, jams, jellies and potpourri. Registration required. MENNE

 

July 27: Master Gardeners at the Gardens, 10 am – 1 pm. See description under July 13. BECBG

 

July 27: Bonsai Workshop, 2 pm. Peter Martin will discuss the basics of creating and caring for Bonsai and will demonstrate potting, pruning and wiring techniques. Participants will then create their own Bonsai (purchase required). Soil and wire provided. Registration required. MENNE

 

T- July 27 – 28: GardenWalk Buffalo, 10 am – 4 pm. Self-guided tour of more than 380 gardens. Free. gardenwalkbuffalo.com. NGF

 

T- August 3: Black Rock & Riverside Tour of Gardens, 10 am – 4 pm. Self-guided, features more than 60 gardens. See also Starry Night Garden Tour (below). Free. 716/851-5116; brrtourofgardens.com. NGF

 

T- August 3: Starry Night Garden Tour, 8 – 10 pm. Self-guided, features more than 20 well-lit gardens. Part of Black Rock & Riverside Tour of Gardens (above). Free. 716/851-5116; brrtourofgardens.com. NGF

 

T- August 10: Member Garden Tour, 10 am. Presented by Silver Creek-Hanover Garden Club. Tour 5 member gardens, refreshment served at each garden. Free members; $10 non-members. 716/934-7608; duke.sue@roadrunner.com.

 

August 10: Pruning Trees & Shrubs, 10 am. Sharon Webber will give an overview of techniques and tools to use as she discusses what to prune, what to leave alone and the right time to do so. Registration required. MENNE

 

August 10: Master Gardeners at the Gardens, 10 am – 1 pm. See description under July 13. BECBG

 

August 17: Plants of the Woods, 2 pm. Learn the native and non-native plants that grow in Reinstein Woods, some might even grow in your backyard. Registration required. REIN

 

August 21: Plants in Motion Pictures, 6:30 – 8 pm. Join David Clark for a glimpse into the movement of plants and how plants have been used in the horticulture of Hollywood. Includes beer, wine and light refreshments. $20 members; $24 non-members. Registration required. BECBG

 

S- August 24: Hosta & Daylily Sale, 9 am – 2 pm. Many colors, sizes & types of each, hundreds of named varieties, locally grown. Members will be available to answer questions. Presented by WNY Hosta Society & Buffalo Area Daylily Society. Harvey D. Morin VFW Post, 965 Center Road, West Seneca. wnyhosta.com.

 

August 24: Herb & Everlasting Wreath or Basket Arrangement Workshop, 10 am. Refreshments. Materials included. $35. Registration required. COOP

 

August 24: Master Gardeners at the Gardens, 10 am – 1 pm. See description under July 13. BECBG

 

August 24: Summer Flowers and Berries, 10:30 am. Search for summer fruits and flowers on a guided walk in the woods. Registration required. REIN

 

August 31: Growing Garden Summer Series for Kids: Fork to Fork, 10: 30 am. Kids will use garden forks to care for plants and learn how to make some treats to eat with table forks. Part 3 of 3. Ages 6-8. Registration required. REIN

 

September 4 – 25: Adult Drawing Classes, Wednesdays, 8:45 – 10:15 am. Professional artist and teacher Joan Saba will guide participants. All skill levels welcome. Series: $58 members; $64 non-members. Single class: $16 members; $17 non-members. Registration required. BECBG

 

September 7: Walk at Knox Farm State Park, 9 am. Guided walk to search for woodland ferns. Donations appreciated. Knox Farm State Park. BMAC

 

September 7: Fungi with a Fun Gal, 10 am. Indoor presentation and guided outdoor fungus foray. Registration required. REIN

 

September 7: The Challenges of a Perfect Lawn, 10 am. Jack Bryant will advise how to install, maintain or renovate a lawn as well as how to prepare it for fall and winter. Registration required. MENNE

 

September 7: Backyard Landscape, 2 pm. Gary and Kathy Sokolowski will share ideas on creating an outdoor living area by adding new plantings, patios and water features using thoughtful planning to increase usable space while providing privacy, fragrance, color and sound. Registration required. MENNE

 

September 7 – 8: Fall Garden Fair. Vendors, garden talks & demos, plants, food. Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark Street, Hamburg, 716/649-4684; weknowplants.com.

 

September 7 – October 6: Succulent Show, 10 am – 5 pm. Included with admission. BECBG

 

September 13 – 14: Fall Plant Sale, 9 am – 7 pm Friday; 9 am – 2 pm Saturday. Perennials, flowering shrubs, bulbs and more. BECBG

 

September 14: Success with Spring Bulbs, 10 am. Sharon Webber will share information on how to select, plant and care for some favorite spring blooming bulbs. Registration required. MENNE

 

September 14: Master Gardeners at the Gardens, 10 am – 1 pm. See description under July 13. BECBG

 

September 14: Orchid 101 – The Basics, 2 pm. Peter Martin will demonstrate potting and pruning while discussing requirements for growing media, light and maintenance. Participants may bring their own orchid specimen for consultation and advice after class. Registration required. MENNE

 

Save the date…

September 21: Fall Hosta Forum. The Edinboro Fringe. Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA.  wnyhosta.com.

 

October 5: Bus Trip to Sonnenberg Gardens. Join the Upstate Gardeners’ Journal for a trip to see Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion in Canandaigua, NY.[D1]

 

ITHACA

 

REGULAR CLUB MEETINGS

Adirondack Chapter, North American Rock Garden Society (ACNARGS). Meets in the Whetzel Room, Room 404, Plant Science Building, Cornell University, Ithaca. Free and open to all. acnargs.blogspot.com; facebook.com/acnargs.

Windsor NY Garden Group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 10 am, members’ homes or Windsor Community House, 107 Main Street, Windsor. windsorgardengroup.suerambo.com.

 

CLASSES / EVENTS

Frequent hosts:

CCE/TOM: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Tompkins County, 615 Willow Ave., Ithaca, NY 14850. 607/272-2292; tompkins@cornell.edu; ccetompkins.org.

CP: Cornell Plantations, 1 Plantations Road, Ithaca, NY 14850. Inquire ahead for meeting places. 607/255-2400; cornellplantations.org.

 

• Indicates activities especially appropriate for children and families.

S- Indicates plant sales.

T- Indicates garden tours.

 

Ongoing through September 28: Botanical Garden Highlights Tour, Saturdays, 10 – 11 am. Enjoy a guided tour through the Botanical Gardens. Tour content will vary depending on the plants, season, interests of the group and whim of the docent. Meet: Nevin Welcome Center. Free. CP

 

Ongoing through October 13: Arboretum Highlights Tour, Sundays, 10 – 11 am; no tour September 22. Enjoy a guided tour through the F.R. Newman Arboretum. Tour content will vary depending on the plants, season, interests of the group and whim of the docent. Meet: Sculpture Garden, Newman Arboretum. Free. CP

 

July 10: No, Deer! Plants for a Deer-Resistant Garden, 7 – 8 pm. Tour will focus on plants tested by Dr. Mark Bridgen, director of Cornell’s Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center, and listed on his list of Plants that Deer Do Not Like to Eat. Meet: Nevin Welcome Center. Free. Registration required. CP

 

July 14: Garden to Table Series – Flavors of Tuscany, 1 – 4 pm. After a stroll through nearby gardens to look at select herbs and vegetables to be used in class, return to the classroom for a demonstration focusing on hand-made pasta and wholesome dishes made with New York State produce. $50. Registration required. CP

 

July 26 – 28: Continuing Education in Herbal Medicine Series. Kathleen Maier of Sacred Plant Traditions. Heartstone Herbal School, Van Etten. 607/589-4619; heart-stone.com.

 

July 27: Compost with Confidence – Troubleshooting Your Bin. Master Composter volunteers provide information and give hands-on demonstrations. Compost Demonstration site, southwest of Ithaca Farmers’ Market. Free. CCE/TOM

 

August 18: Garden to Table Series – Simply Scrumptious Sushi, 1 – 4 pm. Tour the Robison Herb Garden then use some herbs represented in the garden along with Farmers’ Market seasonal ingredients to make wraps, rolls and several dipping sauces (all vegetarian recipes). $50. Registration required. CP

 

August 21: An Evening in the Garden, 7 pm. Learn about plants reflected in art, literature, and decoration, as well as those useful as groundcovers in sunny and steeply sloping areas, plus see some recent introductions to the horticulture trade. Some stair climbing. Meet: Nevin Welcome Center. Free. CP

 

August 31: Compost with Confidence – Is it done? & Compost Uses. Master Composter volunteers provide information and give hands-on demonstrations. Compost Demonstration site, southwest of Ithaca Farmers’ Market. Free. CCE/TOM

 

Save the date…

• September 22: Judy’s Day – A Fruit-ful Afternoon, 1 – 5 pm. Educational event for kids of all ages. Free. CP

 

September 28: Compost with Confidence – Indoor/Stealth Composting. Master Composter volunteers provide information and give hands-on demonstrations. Compost Demonstration site, southwest of Ithaca Farmers’ Market. Free. CCE/TOM

 

October 11 – 13: Continuing Education in Herbal Medicine Series. Chanchal Cabrera of Boucher Institute & Innisfree Farm. Heartstone Herbal School, Van Etten. 607/589-4619; heart-stone.com.

 

October 26: Compost with Confidence – Winter Composting. Master Composter volunteers provide information and give hands-on demonstrations. Compost Demonstration site, southwest of Ithaca Farmers’ Market. Free. CCE/TOM

 

ROCHESTER

 

REGULAR CLUB MEETINGS

7th District Federated Garden Clubs New York State, Inc. meets the first Wednesday of the month. 7thdistrictfgcnys.org.

African Violet Society of Rochester meets the first Wednesday of each month, September – May, at 7 pm, St. John’s Home, 150 Highland Avenue, Rochester. All are welcome. Bob or Linda Springer: 585/413-0606; blossoms002@yahoo.com.

Big Springs Garden Club of Caledonia-Mumford meets the second Monday evening of the following months in the Caledonia-Mumford area: September – November, January – May. New members and guests welcome. 585/314-6292; mdolan3@rochester.rr.com.

Bonsai Society of Upstate New York meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Brighton Town Park Lodge, Buckland Park, 1341 Westfall Road, Rochester. 585/334-2595; bonsaisocietyofupstateny.org.

Fairport Garden Club meets the third Thursday evening of each month (except August and January). Accepting new members. fairportgc@gmail.com; fairportgardenclub.org.

Garden Club of Brockport meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7 pm, Clarkson Schoolhouse, Ridge Road, east of Route 19. Speakers, hands-on sessions. Kathy Dixon: 585/431-0509; kadixon@excite.com.

Garden Path of Penfield meets the third Wednesday of the month from September through May at 7 pm, Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Road, Penfield. Members enjoy all aspects of gardening; new members welcome. gardenpathofpenfield@gmail.com.

Genesee Region Orchid Society (GROS) meets every month from September through May at the Jewish Community Center, 1200 Edgewood Avenue, Rochester, on the first Monday following the first Sunday of each month (dates sometimes vary due to holidays, etc.). The GROS is an Affiliate of The American Orchid Society (AOS) and of The Orchid Digest Corporation. geneseeorchid.org.

Genesee Valley Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society (GVC NARGS) meets monthly from March through October. Information: jsamolis@rochester.rr.com; gvnargs.blogspot.com. Newsletter: jhoeffel@aol.com.

Genesee Valley Hosta Society meets the second Thursday of the month, April – October, at Monroe County’s Cornell Cooperative Extension, 249 Highland Avenue, Rochester. 585/538-2280; sebuckner@frontiernet.net.

Genesee Valley Pond & Koi Club meets the first Friday of the month at 6:30 pm, Cornell Cooperative Extension, 249 Highland Avenue, Rochester, except in summer when it tours local ponds. bobwheeler58@gmail.com.

Gesneriad Society meets the first Wednesday of each month, September – May, at 6:30 pm, St. John’s Home, 150 Highland Avenue, Rochester. All are welcome. Bob or Linda Springer: 585/413-0606; blossoms002@yahoo.com.

Greater Rochester Iris Society meets Sundays at 2 pm, dates vary, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County, 249 Highland Avenue, Rochester. Public welcome. 585/599-3502; eschnell@rochester.rr.com.

Greater Rochester Perennial Society (GRPS) meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 pm, Monroe County Cornell Cooperative Extension, 249 Highland Avenue, Rochester, except in summer when it tours members’ gardens. 585/889-4864; laburt@rochester.rr.com; rochesterperennial.com.

Greater Rochester Rose Society meets the first Tuesday of the month, April through November, at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 249 Highland Avenue, Rochester. July & August meetings in members’ gardens, December meeting at a member’s home. 585/377-0892; 585/621-1115; info@rocrose.org; rocrose.org.

Henrietta Garden Club meets the third Wednesday of the month (except July & August) at 6:45 pm, Riparian Lecture Hall at Rivers Run, 50 Fairwood Drive, Rochester. Open to all. September 18: Jane Milliman, columnist for Democrat & Chronicle and publisher of Upstate Gardeners Journal. henriettagardenclub.org; henriettagardenclub@gmail.com.

Holley Garden Club meets the second Thursday of the month at 7 pm, Holley Presbyterian Church. 585/638-6973.

Ikebana International Rochester Chapter 53 meets the third Thursday of each month (except December and February) at 10 am, First Baptist Church, Hubbell Hall, 175 Allens Creek Road, Rochester. 585/872-0678; 585/586-0794.

Kendall Garden Club meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7 pm, Kendall Town Hall. 585/659-8289; justadesignabove@hotmail.com.

Rochester Dahlia Society meets the second Saturday of most months at 1 pm, Trinity Reformed Church, 909 Landing Road North, Rochester, except in the summer, when it tours members’ gardens. Visitors welcome. 585/249-0624; 585/865-2291; gwebster@rochester.rr.com; rochesterdahliasociety.com.

Rochester Herb Society meets the first Tuesday of each month (excluding January & February) at 12 pm, Rochester Civic Garden Center, 5 Castle Park, Rochester. June-August garden tours. New members welcome.

Rochester Permaculture Center, meets monthly to discuss topics such as edible landscapes, gardening, farming, renewable energy, green building, rainwater harvesting, composting, local food, forest gardening, herbalism, green living, etc. Meeting location and details: meetup.com/rochesterpermaculture.

Valentown Garden Club meets the third Tuesday of each month; time alternates between noon and 7 pm. Victor. Kathleen Houser, president: 585/301-6107.

 

CLASSES / EVENTS

Frequent hosts:

CCE/ORL: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Orleans County, 12690 Route 31, Albion, NY 14411. 585/798-4265.

RBC: Rochester Butterfly Club. Field trips last about 2 hours, some continue into the afternoon, especially those that are further away. Long pants and appropriate footgear strongly recommended. Free and open to the public. rochesterbutterflyclub.org.

RCGC: Rochester Civic Garden Center, 5 Castle Park, Rochester, NY 14620. 585/473-5130; rcgc.org.

SG: Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, 151 Charlotte Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424. 585/394-4922; sonnenberg.org.

TAS: Thousand Acre Swamp Sanctuary, 158l Jackson Road, Penfield. 585/425-9561; 585/586-6677. facebook.com/thousandacreswamp.

WAY: Wayside Garden Center, 124 Pittsford-Palmyra Road (Route 31), Macedon, NY 14502. 585/223-1222 x100; trish@waysidegardencenter.com; Facebook; waysidegardencenter.com.

 

• Indicates activities especially appropriate for children and families.

S- Indicates plant sales.

T- Indicates garden tours.

 

Ongoing through September 7: Garden Makeover. Enter to win a Master Gardener garden makeover, 200 sq. ft. garden installation (approximate $1000 value). For Orleans County residents and directly surrounding communities. Drawing to be held September 7 at Plant Sale (see below), 11 am. $10. CCE/ORL

 

July 7: Entertaining with Herbs, 2 – 4 pm. See website & Facebook for details. Registration required. WAY

 

July 9: Butterflies and the Plants They Need, 10 am. Mendon Area Mystery Tour.

Meet: Visitors Center parking lot, Pond Road. Group will explore the butterfly garden then car pool to other areas. 585/425-2380. RBC

 

July 10: Daylily Garden Open House, 5 – 7  pm. Cobbs Hill Daylily Garden (a National Display Garden), Charlie and Judy Zettek, 1 Hillside Avenue, Rochester. 585/461-3317.

 

July 10: Could Farmers’ Markets Be Your Future?, 6:30 – 8 pm. Jarmila Haseler, Market Specialist for Cornell Cooperative Extension, will talk about the science behind successful farmers’ markets and how people become active and valid components in their success. Free. Advance registration requested. RCGC

 

July 11: July Flower of the Month – the Lily, 7 – 9 pm. Alana Miller will discuss characteristics and proper handling of lilies in floral design. Students will be guided in exploring the use of natural armatures for support as they create a contemporary arrangement with fresh lilies. Materials included. $40 members; $50 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

 

July 12: Moonlight Stroll Music Series, 8 – 10 pm. Tullamore Celtic Band with The Young School of Irish Dance. $7 members; $9 non-members; $4 ages 6-17. SG

 

July 13: Container Gardening, 9 – 11 am. Master Gardener Donna Lowry will share tips and inspiration for various container garden ideas. $10. Registration required. Cornell Cooperative Extension, Monroe County, 249 Highland Avenue, Rochester. 585/461-1000 x225; ksk8@cornell.edu; counties.cce.cornell.edu/monroe.

 

T- July 13: Garden Tour, 9 am – 3 pm. Down the Path. Tour gardens located across Orleans County. Presented by Orleans County Master Gardeners. $10. CCE/ORL

 

July 13: Summer Wildflowers, 10 am. Led by Carl Herrgesell, Frank Crombe, Rick Iuli. TAS

 

July 13: Summer Habitat Walk, 10 am – 12 pm. Discover butterflies (some rare in NY), birds, flowers, and dragonflies on this 2 mile walk through a 115 acre farm in the town of Rush that is slowly reverting to wildlife habitat. Wear long pants, hat, sturdy shoes and bring water. Meet: 677 Five Points Road; group will car pool to site. Registration required by July 12 @ 585/533-2333. Genesee Land Trust. info@geneseelandtrust.org; geneseelandtrust.org.

 

T- July 13: Summer Garden Tour, 10 am – 4 pm. To the Beach and Beyond – Gardens of Sodus Point. Explore nine gardens including a historic stone lake house with beds of perennials, shrubs and ornamental grasses; an artist’s ‘Margaritaville’-themed beachfront garden; a 40-acre property with a labyrinth; a perfect view of the lake from the porch of a cottage appropriately surrounded by cottage gardens; the Sodus Point Lighthouse and visitors’ center downtown. Advance: $15 members; $20 non-members. Day of: $20 all. RCGC

 

S- July 14: Daylily Sale, 8 am – 12 pm. Over 40 varieties to choose from. Advice on selection and care available. Visit a nationally recognized daylily display garden with over 250 varieties of daylilies including 30 new varieties. Webster Arboretum, 1700 Schlegel Road, Webster. websterarboretum.org.

 

July 14: Daylily Garden Open House, 1 – 5 pm. Cobbs Hill Daylily Garden (a National Display Garden), Charlie and Judy Zettek, 1 Hillside Avenue, Rochester. 585/461-3317.

 

July 14: Design Your Own Butterfly Garden, 2 – 4 pm. See website & Facebook for details. Registration required. WAY

 

July 16: Create an Everlasting Wreath Using Fresh Florals, 7 – 9 pm. Using lemon-leaf and seeded eucalyptus as a base, participants will decorate their wreath with various flowers and botanicals that will dry into an “everlasting” decoration. Materials included. $35 members; $45 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

 

July 17: Midsummer Night’s Kids’ Fairy Gardens Workshop, 7 – 8:30 pm. See website & Facebook for details. Registration required. WAY

 

July 18: Gardening with Deer, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Naturalist and garden designer Carol Southby will share how she and her husband have created their landscape despite heavy deer pressure as well as some protective measures including deer-repellent sprays, fencing and pokey sticks. $22 members; $28 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

 

July 19: Moonlight Stroll Music Series, 8 – 10 pm. Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. $7 members; $9 non-members; $4 ages 6-17. SG

 

July 20: Daylily Garden Open House, 10 am – 2 pm. Cobbs Hill Daylily Garden (a National Display Garden), Charlie and Judy Zettek, 1 Hillside Avenue, Rochester. 585/461-3317.

 

July 22: Butterflies and the Plants They Need, 9 am. Little Lakes Mystery Tour. Explore areas near Canadice and Hemlock Lakes. Meet: Rush Park & Ride, Routes 15 & 251, I-390 exit 11, Rush. Bring lunch. 585/385-3907. RBC

 

July 24: Hypertufa – Beyond the Pot, 7 – 9 pm. Floral designer Alana Miller will demonstrate how to make hypertufa containers and will share techniques for making decorative mushrooms, birdbaths, pot feet, garden ornaments plus how to paint, plant and display them. Demonstation only. $18 members; $25 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

 

July 25: Soirée – Jerry Kral’s Incredible Landscape, 6:30 – 8 pm. Enjoy Jerry Kral’s urban landscape of small and medium-sized evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs, in combinations with perennials and annuals, linked by pathways and stone walls plus rock gardens, including a slab garden, tufa crevice garden, and pumice rock garden. Repeat visitors may notice some changes including removal of trees that have outgrown their practicality, major replanting of some areas, redesign of the hidden garden and some colorful new benches. $12. Registration required. RCGC

 

July 25: Adult Miniature Gardens Workshop, 7 – 8:30 pm. See website & Facebook for details. Registration required. WAY

 

July 26: Daylily Garden Open House, 5 – 7 pm. Cobbs Hill Daylily Garden (a National Display Garden), Charlie and Judy Zettek, 1 Hillside Avenue, Rochester. 585/461-3317.

 

July 26: Moonlight Stroll Music Series, 8 – 10 pm. Music Makers Big Band. $7 members; $9 non-members; $4 ages 6-17. SG

 

July 26 – August 4: Hydrangea Celebration. WAY

 

July 28: Butterflies and the Plants They Need, 10 am. Christine Sevilla Wetlands Preserve.

Meet: 3799 Iroquois Road, Caledonia. Wear waterproof boots. 585/425-2380. RBC

 

S- July 28: Plant Societies Plant Sale, 10 am. Participating societies include: Greater Rochester Perennial Society, Greater Rochester Iris Society, North American Rock Garden Society. Cornell Cooperative Extension, 249 Highland Avenue, Rochester.

 

July 28: Tim Boebel’s Hydrangea Update, 2 pm. WAY

 

S- July 29: Iris and Daylily Sale. Greater Rochester Iris Society. Cornell Cooperative Extension Monroe County, 249 Highland Avenue, Rochester. 585/599-3502; eschnell@rochester.rr.com.

 

July 29: Cut-Flower Workshop at a Historic Flower Farm, 6 – 8 pm. Nellie Gardner will give a tour of her small farm and the flowers she grows for her business, including many kinds of annuals, perennials and dahlias. She’ll discuss growing and harvesting cut flowers: which varieties work best for cutting as well as landscape use, how to cut and condition your flowers, how to prep the water, arranging and care of bouquets, and how to create a tussie-mussie. Participants will select and cut their own bouquet to take home. $28 members; $35 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

 

July 30: Tour a Historic Garden in Pittsford, 6:30 – 8 pm. In 1941, landscape architect Fletcher Steele designed gardens on the 3-acre site, former home of Homer and Margaret Woodbury Strong. Current owners David and Bonnie Swinford are in the process of restoring Steele’s work. David has created a large formal entrance garden and added several other gardens in tune with his avid gardening interests. Learn more about the background of this historic property and the revitalization of the landscape after years of neglect. $22 members; $32 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

 

July 31: Oh No, Now What – Creative Perennial Garden Maintenance, 6 – 8:30 pm. Christine Froehlich will share professional methods to keep the garden looking fresh including: proper staking, deadheading, deadleafing, cutting back plants to prevent straggliness and promote a new burst of growth and rebloom, creative pruning of perennials that have gotten too dense, weeding quickly, how to identify problems like low fertility, water and pests, and what to do about the fear of rearrangement. Hands-on class in a garden setting. $22 members; $32 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

 

August 1: Hydrangeas In All Their Variety, and How to Grow Them Here, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Join Tim Boebel at his home to see the approximately 300 blooming hydrangea cultivars growing on his one-acre plot. Tim will discuss the merits of different cultivars and talk about growing hydrangea in patio containers. $18 members; $23 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

 

• August 2: Children’s Program – Hansel and Gretel with Friends on the Garden Path, 6:30 pm. Stroll with Hansel and Gretel along Sonnenberg’s pathways to the Pinetum. Includes Moonlight Stroll Music (see below). Suggested ages 4-14, with adult. $7 members; $9 non-members; $4 ages 6-17; free age 5 and under. SG

 

August 2: Moonlight Stroll Music Series, 8 – 10 pm. Neville Francis and The Riddim Posse (reggae). $7 members; $9 non-members; $4 ages 6-17. SG

 

S- August 3: Daylily Sale, 9 am – 1 pm. Presented by Finger Lakes Daylily Society. Choose from nearly 1000 plants from Webster Arboretum as well as member grown. Bristol Farm Market, 7454 Route 96, Victor. dschlossnagle01@yahoo.com; FaceBook; flds.weebly.com.

 

August 3: Workshop – Botanical Painting with Pastels, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. Join Deb Ver Hulst-Norris at her lakefront property in Hilton to learn about the use of pastels in botanical painting. Deb will discuss the work of some accomplished pastels artists and guide participants in discovering the medium. Materials included. $40 members; $50 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

 

August 4: Daylily Garden Open House, 1 – 5 pm. Cobbs Hill Daylily Garden (a National Display Garden), Charlie and Judy Zettek, 1 Hillside Avenue, Rochester. 585/461-3317.

 

August 4: Growing Hydrangeas in Containers, 2 – 4 pm. Tim Boebel will share his methods for growing hydrangeas in containers. Bring your own container or purchase before class. $4 per container plus plants. Registration required. WAY

 

August 6: August Flower of the Month – Bird of Paradise, 7 – 9 pm. Learn the characteristics and proper handling of bird of paradise in floral design. Participants will create a vertical arrangement using this exotic flower and a variety of textural greens and embellishments. Materials included. $40 members; $50 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

 

August 7: Summer Blooms Stroll in the Gardens at Michael Hannen’s Nursery, 6 – 7:30 pm. Michael grows over 800 varieties of plants at his urban home-based nursery. See the gardens at their peak of color with blooms that attract butterflies, hummingbirds and bees. Arrive early to shop or preview the gardens. $10 members; $15 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

 

August 8: Soirée –The Essence of Summer, 6:30 – 8 pm. Enjoy refreshments on a visit to Teddy Carr and Mark Regan’s property in Penfield where visitors can see a waterfall only visible from the front steps, a butterfly bush border, meander paths that wind through summer shrubs, grasses, perennials, garden art, bridges, birdbaths and birdhouses and take in a large koi pond with four fountains and a bio-filter stream. $12. Registration required. RCGC

 

August 9: Italian Night, 5 – 9 pm. Featuring Gap Mangione and The New Blues Band. Enjoy an evening of music beside the Italian Garden and stroll along lighted paths. Italian foods will be available for purchase. $12 members; $15 non-members. SG

 

• August 12 – 16: Camp SustainAgility. Day camp, ages 11-14. Empowering campers with the will and skill to reshape the future. Registration required by July 12. campsustainagility.org.

 

August 12 – 21: Designing with Permanent Botanicals, four sessions, August 12, 14, 19 & 21, 7 – 9 pm. Participants will learn to create silk floral arrangements, including a table arrangement, wreath, wall hanging and an arrangement designed specifically for the home or as a gift. Instructor Charlie Lytle is a professional floral designer with over 30 years of experience. Materials included. $150 members; $175 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

 

August 13: Gardening with Shade, 6:30 – 8 pm. Master Gardener Cindy Cali will lead a tour of a large property in Pittsford that she has been maintaining for several years as she has watched the garden grow and transition to more and more shade. She will discuss the plants and strategies that have worked well here, including the use of big plants and lots of texture to create a look that doesn’t require a lot of maintenance. $18 members; $25 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

 

August 17 – 18: Arts at the Gardens, 10 am – 5 pm. Juried fine art and craft show & sale featuring 100 artists from across the US. Rain or shine. $6. SG

 

August 20: Visit a Garden of Traditional Textile, Fragrance and Tea Plants, 6:30 – 8 pm. Inspired by an interest in the historical uses of plants, textile artist Evelyn Kitson has filled her rural Geneseo garden with plants for dyes, fiber, fragrance and tea. Enjoy an evening walk through the garden and learn about the historical and contemporary uses of these plants. $18 members; $25 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

 

August 24: Ferns, 10 am. Led by Rick Iuli, Frank Crombe, Carl Herrgesell. Hand lens helpful. TAS

 

August 24: Butterflies and the Plants They Need, 10 am. Ganargua Creek Meadow Preserve. In conjunction with Genesee Land Trust. Meet: creek-side entrance, near intersection Wilkinson & Victor Roads, Wayne County. Wear long pants and appropriate footgear as there is poison ivy. 585/383-8168. RBC

 

S- September 7: Plant Sale, 8:30 – 11:30 am. Garden Makeover (see above) drawing, 11 am. Presented by Orleans County Master Gardeners. CCE/ORL

 

September 8: Computer-Enhanced Garden Management, 2 – 4 pm. Presented by Neil Houghton. Hosted by Greater Rochester Iris Society. Free. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County, 249 Highland Avenue, Rochester. 585/266-0302; thehutchings@mac.com.

 

September 14: Gathering of Gardeners, 8 am – 4 pm. Smart Garden Choices! Grow it, Admire it, and Sometimes Eat it! Featuring Barry Glick and Karen Bussolini. Presented by Master Gardeners of Monroe County. Cornell Cooperative Extension, Monroe County. 585/461-1000 x225; gatheringofgardeners.com.

 

September 14: Dahlia Show, 12 – 6 pm. Hundreds of specimens of many varieties on display as well as arrangements for sale. Presented by Rochester Dahlia Society. Perinton Square Mall. rochesterdahliasociety.com.

 

September 15: Fungi with Fun Guys, 2 pm. Led by Dave Wolf, Carl Wolf, Don Wolf. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon walk while discovering and identifying mushrooms and other fungi. TAS

 

Save the date…

September 17: September Stroll in the Garden at Michael Hannen’s Nursery, 5:30 – 7 pm. See description under August 7. $10 members; $15 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

 

September 17 – October 3: Basic Professional Floral Design Certificate, six sessions, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30 – 9 pm. Instructor Alana Miller has over 30 years experience in the floral industry. This 15-20 hour comprehensive program will guide students through the basic principles and techniques of floral design. Each intensive class will include a lecture and hands-on workshop. Students will create one or two arrangements to take home at each class. Flowers and materials included. $395 members; $495 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

 

September 18: Visit Rochester’s Castle, 6 – 7:30pm. Enjoy refreshments and guided tours of the interior of Warner Castle, built in 1854 by Horatio Gates Warner to resemble his ancestral castle in Scotland, and of its grounds, including the Alling DeForest-designed courtyard and sunken garden. Learn about planned projects for the gardens and see the progress. $12. Registration requested. RCGC

 

September 27 – 28: Flower Show, 1 – 5:30 pm Friday; 9:30 am – 4 pm Saturday. Fall Pleasures, featuring floral designs, horticulture and floral crafts displayed throughout the Mansion, Carriage House, & grounds. Presented by 10 neighboring garden clubs. $8. SG

 

October 5: Natural Gardening Symposium, 10 am – 5 pm. Featuring keynote speaker Ken Druse. Additional speakers include retired FLCC horticulture professor, Dr. Jana Lamboy, and Katherine Leiner, author of Growing Roots: The New Generation of Sustainable Farmers, Cooks and Food Activists. Book signings. Includes boxed lunch. $75 members; $85 non-members. SG

 

SYRACUSE

REGULAR CLUB MEETINGS:

African Violet Society of Syracuse meets the second Thursday of the month, September – May, Pitcher Hill Community Church, 605 Bailey Road, North Syracuse. 315/492-2562; kgarb@twcny.rr.com; avsofsyracuse.org.

Central New York Orchid Society meets the first Sunday of the month, September – May, St. Augustine’s Church, 7333 O’Brien Road, Baldwinsville. Dates may vary due to holidays. 315/633-2437; cnyos.org.

Gardeners of Syracuse meets the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm, Reformed Church of Syracuse, 1228 Teall Avenue, Syracuse. Enter from Melrose Avenue. 315/464-0051.

Gardeners in Thyme (a women’s herb club) meets the second Thursday of the month at 7 pm, Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville. 315/635-6481; hbaker@twcny.rr.com.

Habitat Gardening Club of CNY (HGCNY) meets the last Sunday of most months at 2 pm, Liverpool Public Library. HGCNY is a chapter of Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes; for-wild.org. Meetings are free and open to the public. 315/487-5742; hgcny.org.

Koi and Water Garden Society of Central New York usually meets the third Monday of each month at 7 pm. See web site for meeting locations. 315/458-3199; cnykoi.com.

Syracuse Rose Society meets the second Thursday of every month (except December and February) at 7 pm. Public welcome. Reformed Church of Syracuse, 1228 Teall Avenue, Syracuse. Enter from Melrose Avenue. Club members maintain the E. M. Mills Memorial Rose Garden, Thornden Park, Syracuse. crbau@aol.com; syracuserosesociety.org.

Williamson Garden Club. On-going community projects; free monthly lectures to educate the community about gardening. Open to all. 315/524-4204. grow14589@gmail.com; grow-thewilliamsongardenclub.blogspot.com.

 

Classses / Events

Frequent host:

CCE/ONE: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Oneida County, 121 Second Street, Oriskany. 736/3394 x125; counties.cce.cornell.edu/Oneida.

 

• Indicates activities especially appropriate for children and families.

S- Indicates plant sales.

T- Indicates garden tours.

 

Ongoing through end of August: Pick Your Own Lavender, 10 am – 5 pm. Over 2000 plants, 20 different varieties. Lockwood Lavender Farm, 1682 West Lake Road, Skaneateles. 315/685-5369; lockwoodfarm@aol.com; lockwoodfarm.blogspot.com.

 

July 13 – 14: Finger Lakes Lavender Festival. Lockwood Lavender Farm, 1682 West Lake Road, Skaneateles. 315/685-5369; lockwoodfarm@aol.com; lockwoodfarm.blogspot.com.

 

July 22: Daylilies in the Garden and Kitchen, 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Enjoy a tour of daylilies in the Parker Scripture Gardens with Master Gardners Deborah Ouderkirk and Mary Ann Lorenz as they discuss the basics of growing daylilies and using the flowers for snacks, salads and sautés. $5. Registration required. CCE/ONE

 

• August 7: Carnivorous Plants, 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Learn about sundews, pitcher plants and Venus Flytrap and the plants’ mechanisms for luring, trapping and digesting insects. Obtain tips to grow your own windowsill companions. $5; children free. Registration required. CCE/ONE

 

August 21: Grill those Veggies, 6 – 8 pm. Learn from master gardener volunteers about vegetable varieties. Susan Sady from Susan’s Cooking School will demonstrate how to grill vegetables. She will make a grilled veggie whole wheat pasta salad for sampling using fresh vegetables from the gardens. Susan will answer questions and provide recipes. $10. Registration required. CCE/ONE

 

Save the date…

October 2: Pruning Tips & Getting Your Garden Ready for Winter, 6:30 – 7:30 pm.

Learn what to prune in the fall and proper techniques to get the job done along with how to winterize shrubs and trees. Learn tips on putting the garden to bed for the season and how to properly care for garden equipment. $5. Registration required. CCE/ONE

 

& BEYOND

 

Classses / Events

Frequent hosts:

KING: The King’s Garden at Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga, NY. 518/585-2821; fortticonderoga.org.

PINE: Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, the best remaining example in the world of an inland pine barrens. 195 New Karner Road, Albany, NY. 518/456-0655; albanypinebush.org.

 

• Indicates activities especially appropriate for children and families.

S- Indicates plant sales.

T- Indicates garden tours.

 

• Ongoing July – August: Hands-on Horticulture, Weekdays, 1:30 – 3:30 pm. Learn hands-on about lavender, iris division, how to be a citizen scientist and drying flowers for arrangements and crafts. For adults and children. KING

 

Ongoing July – September: Herb Harvesting Demonstration, Fridays, 10:30 am. KING

 

• July 9: Growing up with Gardening – Sky High Hollyhocks, 10:30 – 11:30 am. Ages 3-8. Kids learn how to grow hollyhocks and fashion dolls from the flowers. Includes seeds and instructions for growing at home. KING

 

July 14: Garden Party, 5:30 – 7 pm. See the garden in full bloom while enjoying food and music. Benefit to support preservation and education efforts in the King’s Garden. Reservations required. KING

 

• July 23: Growing up with Gardening – Know Me by My Leaf, 10:30 – 11:30 am. Ages 3-8. Kids will learn how to distinguish the differences in a variety of leaves. A favorite will be made into a keepsake to take home. KING

 

• July 28: Discover the Pine Bush, 1 – 2 pm. Discover the natural history, seasonal surprises and transformations of this inland pine barrens. One-mile guided hike over rolling sand dunes. $3 individual; $5 family; children under 5 years free. Registration required. PINE

 

August 5: Wildflower Stroll, 11 am – 12 pm. Guided walk, less than 0.5 mile, to identify and observe some of the wildflowers of summer. Best suited for older children and adults. $3; $5 family; children under 5 years free. Registration required. PINE

 

• August 6: Growing up with Gardening – All About Butterflies, 10:30 – 11:30 am. Ages 3-8.

Kids will learn the life cycle of butterflies and the types of plants they prefer. Includes project. KING

 

• August 20: Growing up with Gardening – Sensational Sunflowers, 10:30 – 11:30 am. Ages 3-8. Kids will learn about the lifecycle of  annual plants and how they move in response to the sun. Includes project. KING

 

August 31: Late Summer Flowers, 1 – 2:30 pm. Guided walk, approximately 1 mile, to identify and observe some of the wildflowers of late summer. Best suited for older children and adults. $3; $5 family; children under 5 years free. Registration required. PINE

 

Deadline for Calendar Listings for the next issue (September-October) is Friday, August 16, 2013. Please send your submissions to deb AT upstategardenersjournal.com.


 

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