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

Ear to the Ground – March 2014

by janem on March 17, 2014

newJanepiciiGreeting, upstate gardeners! What with the Polar Vortex and the Great Lakes freezing for the first time since 1974, we’re all ready for a little spring.  If that’s what you’re after, you’ve come to the right place. As we enter our 20th year of publication, we’re just as excited as ever to bring you the best of gardening that upstate New York has to offer.
—Jane

 

 

 

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New Name for an Old Friend

 PLANT WNY, the Professional Landscape and Nursery Trades—that’s the new name for the former Western New York Nursery and Landscape Association, the folks that bring you Leaf a Legacy and the Plantasia garden and landscape show. If you’re looking to hire a pro in WNY, peruse PLANT WNY’s member organizations on its website, PlantWNY.com.

 

plants map logoPlants Map—Organize and Share your Plant Collections

Speaking of old friends, former Rochester-area gardeners Tracy and Bill Blevins, now relocated to the mild climes of Virginia, have started up a slick new website which is a cross between a plants database and a social network, “a way for individuals and not-for-profit public gardens, plant societies, associations, arboretums, botanical gardens and other beautiful places to contribute, organize, and maintain plant lists and photos into gardens and collections and virtually share them with others.” Whew! Check it out at PlantsMap.com.

 

PrintGarden Walk Buffalo, National Garden Festival Merge

And speaking of a 20th anniversary, Garden Walk Buffalo and the National Garden Festival have announced they will merge. “As we looked ahead to celebrating Garden Walk Buffalo’s 20th anniversary in 2014, our Board of Directors felt it was time to take stock of our role in the community,” said Cindy Loomis, Garden Walk Buffalo Board President. “We’ve felt that the time had come to build on the success we’ve had in creating one of the country’s great horticultural events. With this merger, we think we can help create one of the country’s great horticultural destinations.”

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