Upstate Gardeners' Journal 2024 Directory & Almanac

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Volume Thirty, Issue One January-February 2024



Winter 2024 Are you thinking houseplants this winter, or more interested in poring over seed catalogs? Maybe you’re in tha, perpetual online rabbit hole that leaves you lost yet drooling over the latest and greatest? We can’t think of a better way to spend a snowy Sunday afternoon! So many things are coming your way this next spring . . . new plants, new vendors . . . it’s going to be great! Our weekly Social Sale will start up, and be sure to watch our Facebook page these next weeks—we’ll be highlighting some of the new material headed your way. Retail seed options for us have been dismal since we lost our hometown fave Crosman Seed, but 2023 brought us Fruiton Seeds in Naples, NY. We love Petra and encourage you to check out the website. It’s loaded with some of the best how-to info and videos— you’ll love it! David Austin continues to be our all-time favorite rose breeder—you have to check the website. It will help you choose the best rose for your garden’s specific site requirements while giving you your favorite color, scent, etc. We’re offering nearly 30 varieties this spring! Worried about pests and disease while angsting about chemicals? Bonide brand is on it! Bonide is continually working to make your garden successful while preserving the natural good out there. Plus the online guide to insect ID is super simple when you want to identify a culprit or two.

We’re here to tell you to hang onto all this yummy winter happiness!! We’ll want to see your lists and pictures while listening to your garden ideas and dreams this spring. Sharing our common love of plants in all forms is a good thing; spring does that for all of us!! And it’s what we are here for, and it’s the best way to help us help you. To ask us about weddings in the garden, photo sessions, or any other garden-related question, contact us at 585-637-4745 or

45+ Year Mission! It is our greatest desire to provide our customers with top quality, well-grown plant material at a fair and honest price. We will strive to provide an unmatched selection of old favorites and underused, hard-to-find items, along with the newest varieties on the market. We will eagerly share our horticultural knowledge gained from years of education and experience. Lastly, we offer all this in a spirit of fun and lightheartedness.

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A-1 Land Care 1527 Ridge Rd. Lewiston, NY 14092 716-754-4999 Nursery, garden center, landscaping, lawn maintenance, hydroseeding, topsoil, mulch. AAA, Horizon Club Tours 100 International Dr. Buffalo , NY 14221 800-242-4244 Aaron Preston’s Landscape Service & Garden Center 1640 State Route 104 Ontario, NY 14519 585-265-2490 Patios, retaining walls, sidewalks, plantings, new lawns, hydroseeding, drainage, bulk mulch Acorn Ponds & Waterfalls 7 Menlo Place Rochester, NY 14620 585-442-6373 Certified Aquascape Contractor since 2004, specializing in landscape design, backyard pond maintenance, renovation, and construction. Contact us today so we can help you create the garden you’ve always dreamed of. Adams Nursery & Garden Center 5799 Genesee St. Lancaster, NY 14086 716-683-4885 Western New York’s largest wholesale/retail nursery with the only lifetime guarantee on nursery stock. Buy Adams-grown! African Violet & Gesneriad Society of WNY 716-662-9434 We meet the third Tuesday of the month, March–December, at 7 p.m., Greensfields Health & Rehab Center, 5949 Broadway, Lancaster. Send email for monthly program information and exact location. African Violet and Gesneriad Society of Rochester Messiah Lutheran Church, 4301 6 | JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2024

Mt. Read Blvd. Rochester , NY 14616 585-313-8674 Meets the first Thursday of the month September–November and March–May, 7–9 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 4301 Mt. Read Blvd., Rochester, NY 14616. December and June meetings are social events TBD location. Contacts: Douglas Burdick, 585313-8674, Barb Festenstein, 585-461-1673, African Violet Society of Syracuse 315-492-2562 Membership open to all interested in culture, care and propagation of African violets. Meetings held the second Thursday of the month, September–May, Pitcher Hill Community Church, 605 Bailey Rd., North Syracuse. Visitors welcome. Akron Tree Farms of NY 5911 Fisk Rd. Pendleton, NY 14094 716-625-8462 Wholesale grower of deciduous shade & ornamental trees. Alden Garden Club 13116 Main Street Alden, NY 14004 716-937-7924 Alden Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of the month (except July and August) at 7 p.m. in the Alden Community Center. Informative speakers and tasty snacks. Plant sale each May. Active in keeping our community beautiful. New members and guests welcome. Amana Garden Club 630 Main St. West Seneca, NY 14224 716-844-8543 Meetings held the second Wednesday of the month (except January) at Ebenezer United Church of Christ, 630 Main Street, West Seneca. Visitors welcome. Amanda’s Native Garden LLC 8030 Story Rd. Dansville , NY 14437 585-750-6288 We specialize in propagating and growing native perennial flowers, ferns, grasses, and sedges. These plants provide food and habitat for butterflies, moths, bees and birds. You can make a significant contribution to the quality of our shared environment. American Conifer Society Northeast Region The purpose of the ACS is to promote the use of conifers in the garden and landscape and to educate the public about their care and conservation. American Irrigation 5474 Shunpike Rd. Lockport, NY 14094 716-438-0417

Arbordale Nurseries & Landscaping

11390 Transit Rd. East Amherst, NY 14051 716-688-9125 Landscaping and Garden Center. The King of Ponds. Landscape design, planting, fine gardening. Garden Center features The Pond Shop, Wild Bird Shoppe, greenhouse, and acres of plants.

Arbour Barber Company, The 585-289-4117 Arborists dedicated to maintaining a legacy of trees with experienced assessments, pruning practiced as an art and science, and practical advice for enhancing your life with trees. Serving the greater Rochester and Finger Lakes region. Artful Gardener, The 727 Mount Hope Ave. Rochester , NY 14620 585-454-2874 Retail shop specializing in garden accents, frost-proof pottery and home decor. Featuring Americanmade crafts including the work of local artisans. Open year-round. Artisan Sheds 4801 Shirley Rd. North Collins, NY 14111 716-337-3550 Offering garden retreats, guest cottages, lake or pool houses, artists studios, home offices and other fine landscape products, unique in design and construction. Available in a variety of all wood designs with many options, sizes and price levels. Asa Ransom House Inn & Restaurant 10529 Main Street Clarence, NY 14031 716-759-2315 A Clarence, New York Bed and Breakfast and Restaurant fifteen minutes from Buffalo. Aspinall’s Tree Nursery & Landscaping, LLC 8797 E. Genesee Turnpike Chittenango, NY 13037 315-687-5282 Retail and wholesale Nursery including trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and gift items. Full service design, hardscape, planting, water feature irrigation, and drainage installation. We also offer landscape maintenance. Attica Package Company Inc. and D&D Logging Inc. 45 Windsor St. Attica, NY 14011 585-591-0510 Services Provided: Purchase Timber and Timber Land, Harvesting, Firewood/ fuel pellet sales, Timber Management, Land Clearing/Mowing, Bark mulch for landscaping, Wood chips, Animal bedding, Grinding, Certified Playground material.

B Badding Farm Market 10820 Transit Rd. East Amherst , NY 14051 716-636-7824 We specialize in spring plants including unique accent plants, Proven Winners, combination hanging baskets, and custom container planting. Our selection of fountains and garden accessories is extraordinary. We adapt seasonally to provide all of your needs. Ballantyne Gardens 4825 Hopkins Rd. Liverpool, NY 13088 315-453-0621 Bard College Campus & Arboretum 30 Campus Rd. Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 845-752-LEAF(5323) College campus with historical tree alleys, planted gardens, and a formal Italian garden overlooking the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains. Barefoot Edible Landscape & Permaculture PO Box 18212 Rochester, NY 14618 585-506-6505 We provide individual & business consultations, mentoring, design, installation and maintenance, educational workshops and classes, and inspirational speaking for edible landscaping, homesteading, sustainable living, edible forest gardening & home gardening.

Barnes Evergreens 526 Moul Rd. Hilton, NY 14468 585-392-9279 Grower of evergreens. Many varieties and sizes to choose from. We supply many local upstate NY landscapers with trees. For more info visit us on the Web at Barone Gardens 6200 South Bay Rd. Cicero , NY 13039 315-699-4724 Bartlett Tree Experts 2059 Brighton-Henrietta Town Line Rd. Rochester, NY 14623 585-385-4060 Tree Preservation, Plant Health Care, Soil Management, Scientific Tree Care and Research, Inventory, Assessments, Pruning and Removals. Batavia Turf 6465 Transit Rd. Elba, NY 14058 585-548-2552 Professionally Grown Sod/ DuraEdge Infield Mixes

Beaver Landscaping, Inc. 5640 Davison Rd. Clarence, NY 14031 716-759-7044 Residential and commercial landscape installation and maintenance; hardscape and pond installation; certified Unilock installer; tree and shrub health care programs; inventor and manufacturer of The Shrub Coat;; 1-888-747-8226. Beaver Meadow Audubon Center 1610 Welch Rd. North Java, NY 14113 585-457-3228 Buffalo Audubon Society promotes the appreciation and enjoyment of the natural world through education and stewardship. Learn about birds, wildlife and conservation issues through classes, lectures and programs. Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards 3724 Quaker Rd. Gasport , NY 14067 716-772-2211

Bedford’s Greenhouse 6820 Cedar St. Akron, NY 14001 716-542-6110 We grow our own annual plants plus specialize in a variety of combination hanging baskets & patio containers. Bee in the Garden Gift Shop 2488 Browncroft Blvd. Rochester, NY 14625 585-586-1870 An assortment of floral-themed gifts. Located at Mileage Master Center, specializing in Weber gas and charcoal grills; charcoal & pellet smokers. Replacement parts, propane, accessories, rubs & sauces, chips, chunks, pellets, charcoal & grilling cookbooks. Bella Terra Greenhouse 8607 North Main St. Angola, NY 14006 716-549-2014

Bengert Greenhouses 230 French Rd. West Seneca, NY 14224 716-823-6114 Wholesale / Retail Greenhouse H.B. - Accent Plants - Holiday Crops Bergen Swamp Preservation Society PO Box 460 Bergen , NY 14416 Bergen Water Gardens 7443 Buffalo Rd. Churchville, NY 14428 585-293-2860 Complete selection of pond liner and pond supplies including

waterlilies, pond fish and the largest Chinese lotus collection in the USA. We also carry a large selection of carnivorous plants from pitcher plants to tropical Nepenthes. 2024 will feature our new Orchid Show Room. Annual Lotus Fest event. Bessie’s Best Compost 5320 Griffith Rd. Gainesville, NY 14066 585-322-6909 100% cow manure compost from Western New York dairy farms. The compost is available 2 cu. ft.sized bags, and available in bulk. Try our compost/mulch blend for top dressing. Our products are available for purchase at the farm, as well as garden retailers around WNY. OMRI listed. Beyond the Basics Property Services Inc. 3150 Seneca St. West Seneca, NY 14224 716-602-1928 Utility restoration contractor. Grading,Hydroseeding, and sod. Tree & shrub planting. Pavers & retaining walls. Soil/stone/mulch sales withdelivery. Pergolas & decks. Birchcrest Tree & Landscape, Inc. 150 Lee Rd. Rochester, NY 14606 585-671-5433 A premier tree care, landscaping, and plant health care firm with a team of professional designers, certified nursery professionals and certified arborists that combine their expertise to help you create and maintain the beautiful landscape you desire.

Bird House, The 3035 Monroe Ave. Rochester, NY 14618 585-264-1550 Nature and garden store specializing in wild bird seed, feeders, houses, and hardware. Nature and garden gifts including chimes, jewelry, yard art and toys. Birdsong Landscape Design 38 Sandbury Dr. Pittsford, NY 14534 585-402-4061 birdsonglandscapedesign@ The goal is simple: reduce the amount of lawn, plant native plants, restore biodiversity. We live on the unceded land of the Haudenosaunee people (the Seneca Nation) and we have the responsibility to care for this treasure, to restore habitat and food sources for the wildlife with whom we coexist. My native plant landscape designs are customized to each situation with detailed drawings and photos as well as nursery recommendations for plant purchasing. On-location coaching is available and I enjoy giving presentations to groups. Bison Nursery 9000 Main St. Clarence, NY 14031 716-630-9767 Full service garden center—retail, wholesale and landscaping.

Blasdell Nursery 3527 South Park Ave. Blasdell, NY 14219 716-827-5814 Boardwalk Design 2 Monroe Ave. Pittsford, NY 14534 585-248-8128 Boardwalk-DesignBuild340994762589624 Custom decks, gazebos, porches and arbors—design and build Bobcat of Buffalo 6511 South Transit Rd. Lockport , NY 14094 716-625-6092 Sales, service, parts, and rental of Bobcat and Finn products including skid steer loaders, track loaders, excavators, tractors, utility vehicles, tool cats, hydro seeders, bark blowers, straw blowers, attachments, and more! Bonsai Club of CNY (BCCNY)

Pitcher Hill Community Church 605 Bailey Rd., North Syracuse, NY 315-395-3018 or, Bonsai Club of CNY on Facebook.

Bonsai Society of Upstate New York PO Box 92215 Rochester, NY 14692 585-426-6548 Founded in 1972, the Bonsai Society of Upstate New York has developed into a strong group for enthusiasts in Western New York. Boston Hill Nursery 7421 Old Lower East Hill Rd. Colden, NY 14033 716-662-7411 Nursery & Garden Center. Large selection of trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, mulches & soils. Shade and ornamental trees are grown at the nursery offering many different varieties. Catalog available. Brighton Landscape 225 Erie Station Rd. W. Henrietta, NY 14586 585-334-4406 For over 40 years our committment to provide excellent designs, unmatched craftsmanship and detailed attention to maintenance, has been based on our willingness to the needs and vision of our clients. Bristol’s Garden Center 7454 Victor-Pittsford Rd. Victor , NY 14564 585-924-2274 Retail/Wholesale. Eleven acres of nursery stock, annuals, perennials, bulk mulch, soils. Tropical greenhouse, water gardening, specialty containers. Rock garden displays, tufa, hypertufa. Full service landscape design and installation.

Broccolo Lawn and Landscape 2755 Penfield Rd. Fairport, NY 14450 585-424-4476 We create the best looking yards in the neighborhood using an environmental approach. We offer lawn care, landscape design and maintenance as well as have a retail garden center. Brodner Equipment, Inc. 3918 Lyell Rd. Rochester, NY 14606 585-247-5218 Outdoor power equipment sales and service of Ariens Sno Thros & Mowers; BillyGoat Vacuums & leaf blowers; eXmark Commercial & Residential ZeroTurns; Honda Power Equipment generators, lawnmowers, snowblowers & tillers;Husqvarna Automowers & Chainsaws. BRRAlliance Inc. 1902 Niagara St. Buffalo, NY 14207 716-202-9070 We are a not-for-profit and run 4 community gardens in Black Rock and Riverside. Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens 2655 South Park Ave. Buffalo, NY 14218 716-827-1584 The Gardens is a national historic site, education center, and tourist destination full of exotic horticulture treasures from around the world. This breathtaking conservatory was designed by Lord & Burnham and opened in 1900. Buffalo Area Daylily Society (BADS)

716-941-6167 Buffalo-Area-DaylilySociety-148577285168740 An educational organization with a passion for daylilies and a mission to educate members and the public with interesting meetings and other outreach activities. Find us on Facebook: Buffalo Area Daylily Society.

Buffalo Horticulture 593 W. Utica Ave. Buffalo, NY 14213 716-628-3555 Highly experienced designer and builder specializing in green infrastructure, native plantings, stormwater capture and diversion, rain gardens and site repair as well as both contemporary and traditional garden design. Buffalo in Bloom PO Box 282 Buffalo, NY 14201 April/May: Buffalo in Bloom Spring Gardening Classes. May: Buffalo in Bloom Kick-off Event. May/June: Buffalo in Bloom Training for Volunteer Garden Scouts. July: Buffalo in Bloom Garden Scouting.

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy Parkside Lodge, 84 Parkside Ave. Buffalo, NY 14214 716-838-1249 The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is a not-for-profit, independent, community organization that promotes, preserves, restores, enhance,s and ensures maintenance of the historic Olmsted park and parkway system in Buffalo, now and for future generations. 175 Stevenson Blvd. Amherst, NY 14226 716-830-7984 is the online gardening magazine for WNY. Published weekly and free. Get great tips, full-color photos, videos, and the most current list of local gardening events. Subscribe on our website today. Bundschuh’s Greenhouses 1033 Victor Rd. Macedon, NY 14502 315-986-8872 Family owned since 1999. We sell annuals, perennials, and herbs. We specialize in custom container design for our clients. Our hanging baskets grace many towns and villages. We also grow vegetables, strawberries, and microgreens. You pick raspberry and blueberry patch in 2024. Farm fresh brown eggs and meat chickens based upon availability.

Burnap’s Farm Market 7277 Maple Ave. Sodus, NY 14551 315-483-4050 Full-service farm market specializing in unique container gardening, beautiful fall flowers, homegrown fruits and vegetables and the “Garden Café” serving lunch daily.


vars on weekends from 6/30/18 through 8/4/18, or by appointment. Visit our website, Facebook, or call for dates and times. Cayuga Landscape Co., Inc. 2712 N. Triphammer Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850 607-257-3000 Professional landscape installations for over 43 years. Comprehensive garden design and implementation in the central Finger Lakes. Skilled hardscape craftsmen. Delightfully diverse garden center. Grower of twenty acres of nursery stock. Cedar St. Sales & Rental 111 Cedar St. Batavia , NY 14020 585-343-4899 Lawn and garden equipment sales and service. We are one of the largest Cub Cadet and Stihl dealers in the nation. We also rent over 300 pieces of equipment to homeowners, landscapers and industry. From floor sanders to mini excavators. Central New York Land Trust PO Box 9417 Syracuse, NY 13290 315-575-8839 The Central New York Land Trust seeks to preserve and protect natural areas in order to provide our communities clean water, clean air, wildlife habitat and a chance to connect with the land. Central NY Large Scale Railway Society 315-598-3346 To all train and garden lovers: visit our spectacular g-scale railroad layout & unique gardens. A night time wonderland! Chevalier Outdoor Living 9580 Route 39 Springville, NY 14141 716-592-0854

Carol Watson Greenhouse 2980 Sentinel Heights Rd. Lafayette, NY 13084 315-677-0286 Casler Flower Farm and Greenhouses LLC 895 Babcock Hill Rd. West Winfield, NY 13491 315-822-5135 Open spring, fall, and Christmas. Family-run greenhouse open May 1 until the greenhouses are sold out. Unique primitive gift shop carries garlands, candles, tinware, wall hangings, NY state honey, jam, maple syrup, fudge, and more. Find us on Facebook. Cayuga Daylilies 77 Halseyville Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850 607-272-9072 We grow and sell over 350 cold hardy, affordable daylily culti- We believe in building relationships, inspiring creativity & expression, showing love & respect to both materials & the people we work with. We build and maintain amazing outdoor living spaces allowing us to reconnect with nature & each other. Chiavetta’s Greenhouse 9784 S. Main Street Angola, NY 14006 716-549-0458 Chicken Coop Originals 13245 Clinton St. Alden , NY 14004 716-937-7837 We are a home-based garden, antique & art shop with three little barns to browse, herb and perennial gardens, woodland scripture path, and fresh eggs. We offer garden & art workshops for adults & kids or come for a garden lovers retreat with friends!


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Green Industry Professionals - Advance Your Knowledge! Seminars - Trade Show - Keynote Speaker - Earn Credits

Thursday, February 1, 2024 and Friday, February 2, 2024 Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, Depew • CNLP Day on Thursday - full day of certification seminars • Horticulture 101 on Thursday - geared for employees to learn valuable skills • Full Day of seminars on Friday • Trade show on Friday • CNLP and DEC credits

Keynote speaker on Friday, February 2 Tim Zimmerman, designer and sales rep for Medford Nurseries, will present Landscape Design Through a New Lens.

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Helping Buffalo gardeners grow... Urban Roots is the place to purchase plants – flowers, natives, trees, shrubs, edibles, and gifts! Community owned and operated and open year round, we offer seasonal plants and nature-inspired gifts for giving and everyday life, along with houseplants, pots, and soil to help keep your indoors as green as can be.

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Directory 2024 C cont. Chuck Hafner’s Farmer’s Market & Garden Center 7265 Buckley Rd. North Syracuse, NY 13212 315-458-2231 We are a 65,000 square-foot garden center. We carry a full line of annuals as well as perennials, vegetable plants, nursery stock, mulches and lawn care products. City of Rochester Public Market 280 N. Union St. Rochester, NY 14609 585-428-6907 Historic public market near downtown Rochester. Three outdoor, one indoor vendor sheds. Year-round Tues. & Thurs., 6 a.m.–1 p.m.; Sat., 5 a.m.–3 p.m. Also open 48 days annually for free special events, including Flower City Days horticultural sales (May, June). Clifton Recycling, Inc 5332 Route 31 Clay, NY 13401 315-288-5250 We provide landscaping materials, tub grinding green waste and various types of material trucking and equipment hauling to a broad range of customers from home owners all the way to large municipalities. Clover Lawn & Landscape 485 Landing Rd. North Rochester, NY 14625 585-244-1626 Full service landscape company; 27 years experience.

Clover Nursery & Garden Center 485 Landing Rd. North Rochester , NY 14625 585-482-5372 Full service garden center Cobbs Hill Daylily Garden 1 Hillside Ave Rochester, NY 14610 585-461-3317 National Daylily Display Garden in the City of Rochester with open house tours in July and early August. Some daylilies for sale. See monthly UGJ Calendar for dates and times. / Kathy Purdy 565 Moran Rd. Oxford, NY 13830 607-242-7503 Cold Climate Gardening is a website which provides the information gardeners need to successfully garden in USDA Hardiness Zones 5 and colder. Coldwater Pond Nursery 600 S. Marbletown Rd. Phelps, NY 14532 315-331-8068 Coldwater Pond Nursery specializes in dwarf conifers, flowering shrubs, ornamental trees, and other woody

plants, both rare and popular. Plants are available mail order as well as at the nursery, we work with both retail and wholesale customers. Concord Amish Village 6652 Rte. 39 Springville, NY 14141 716-592-9158 We sell Amish made gazebos, sheds, indoor and outdoor furniture, arbors, bridges, fountains, birdbaths, and much more. Contained Garden, The 3 Golfview Lane Jamesville , NY 13078 315-439-0247 Design and installation of seasonal container gardens to include planters, window boxes, and hanging baskets. Other services include small scale annual and perennial bed design, bulb planting, and general garden maintenance. Cornell Botanic Gardens 124 Comstock Knoll Dr. Ithaca, NY 14850 607-255-2400 Comprising 35-acres of cultivated gardens, 100-acre F.R. Newman Arboretum, natural areas and more than 30 miles of public trails. Open year-round, sunrise to sunset, no admission; welcome center hours vary by season. Group tours available. Cornell Cooperative Extension, Allegany County 5435 A County Rd. 48 Belmont, NY 14813 585-268-7644 Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cayuga County 248 Grant Ave. Auburn, NY 13021 315-255-1183 Cornell Cooperative Extension, Erie County 21 South Grove St., Suite 310 East Aurora, NY 14052 716-652-5400 Education for the home, landscape and gardens. Cornell Cooperative Extension, Genesee County 420 East Main St. Batavia , NY 14020 585-343-3040 Master Gardeners provide research based resources to the public on a variety of topics such as insect and plant ID, pest management, and best gardening practices. Check our website for Helpline hours and events. Cornell Cooperative Extension, Livingston County 3 Murray Hill Dr. Mt. Morris, NY 14510 585-991-5420 Provide research-based information to home gardeners on a variety of subjects, including (but not limited to) lawn care, pesticide use, garden-

ing practices, and soil testing Cornell Cooperative Extension, Monroe County 2449 St. Paul Blvd. Rochester, NY 14617 585-753-2555 Master Gardener Helpline of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County offers non-biased, research based solutions to gardening questions. Fee based horticulture seminars for organizations and agencies. Contact us for advice from the gardening experts! Cornell Cooperative Extension, Niagara County 4487 Lake Ave. Lockport, NY 14094 716-433-8839 x226 Research based information and diagnostic services (soil testing, pest identification) Master Gardener Program. Cornell Cooperative Extension, Oneida County 121 Second St. Oriskany, NY 13424 315-736-3394 Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County is located in Oriskany, NY. Seeking Master Gardener Volunteers to join the program in 2020! During the gardening season come and view the Extension’s Parker F. Scripture Botanical Gardens. Cornell Cooperative Extension, Onondaga County 100 South Salina St., Suite 170 Syracuse , NY 13202 315-424-9485 Cornell Cooperative Extension, Ontario County 480 North Main St. Canandaigua, NY 14424 585-394-3977 Offer horticultural workshops, consultations, gardening newsletter and diagnostic services (soil testing; insect, disease and plant identification). Cornell Cooperative Extension, Orleans County 12690 State Route 31 Albion, NY 14411 585-798-4265 Master Gardeners provide reliable, researched-based gardening related information to the public, answer horticultural questions, provide soil sampling and analysis, plant selection/care and identification of insects and plant diseases. Cornell Cooperative Extension, Seneca County 308 Main St. Shop Centre Waterloo, NY 13165 315-539-9251 Seneca County CCE’s volunteer Master Gardener program utilizes trained volunteers to educate the public through workshops, hotlines, articles in local papers, programs at

schools and other youth organizations, and public outreach. Cornell Cooperative Extension, Tompkins County 615 Willow Ave. Ithaca, NY 14850 607-272-2292 Year-round in-person and Zoom gardening classes & special events gardening-classes. May: Ithaca Spring Garden Fair & Plant Sale. Summer: Open Days Garden Tours. Ask a Master Gardener Volunteer at Cornell Cooperative Extension, Wayne County 1581 Route 88 North Newark , NY 14513 315-331-8415 Master Gardeners answer consumer home garden and landscape questions including plant disease and insects, pest control and composting. Free presentations to groups of 10 or more in Wayne County. Cornell Cooperative Extension, Yates County 417 Liberty St. Penn Yan, NY 14527 315-536-5123 Cottage Gardens 4540 East Shelby Rd. Medina, NY 14103 585-798-5441 Specialty nursery –we grow over 3900 named cultivars of daylilies. Cotton Nursery 211 Rice Rd. Elma, NY 14059 716-652-9342 CountryMax, Baldwinsville 2964 State Route 31 Lysander, NY 13027 315-303-0656 Your neighborhood country store. One stop store for your lawn & garden, wild bird, pet & equine needs. CountryMax, Batavia 610 East Main St. Batavia , NY 14020 585-344-4554 CountryMax, Brockport 4875 Lake Rd. Brockport, NY 14420 585-391-3065 CountryMax, Cicero 5808 Crabtree Lane Cicero, NY 13039 315-699-1918 CountryMax, Cortland 980 State Route 13 Cortland, NY 13045 607-756-5657

CountryMax, DeWitt 3179 Erie Blvd. East DeWitt, NY 13214 315-656-7698 CountryMax, Fairport 897 Turk Hill Rd. Fairport , NY 14450 585-388-1030 CountryMax, Farmington 5930 County Rd. 41 Farmington, NY 14425 585-924-7340 CountryMax, Geneseo 4101 Lakeville Rd. Geneseo, NY 14454 585-447-9021 CountryMax, Henrietta 4575 W. Henrietta Rd. Henrietta, NY 14467 585-334-2180 CountryMax, Norwich 6265 County Route 32 Norwich, NY 13815 607-334-3248 CountryMax, Ontario 1298 Route 104 Ontario, NY 14519 315-524-3863 CountryMax, Palmyra 625 East Main St. Palmyra, NY 14522 315-597-4831 CountryMax, Seneca Falls 1945 Balsey Rd. Seneca Falls, NY 13148 315-539-5316 CountryMax, Spencerport 4658 West Ridge Rd. Spencerport, NY 14559 585-349-0861 CountryMax, Thiele’s 7485 Shawnee Rd. N. Tonawanda, NY 14120 716-692-4401 Craft Company #6 785 University Ave. Rochester , NY 14607 585-473-3413 Creative Creatures Rochester, NY 585-334-2069 Facebook: Creative Creatures Rochester Metal sculpture guaranteed to be unique and not to break.


Directory 2024 C cont. Creative Gardeners of Penfield Penfield, NY 14526 585-385-2065 CreativeGardenersofPenfield Creative Gardeners of Penfield meet the second Monday of the month at 9:15 am (except July & August), Penfield United Methodist Church, 1795 Baird Road, Penfield. Visitors welcome. Call if interested in attending a meeting. Cross Creek Nursery, Inc. 8390 Cazenovia Rd. Manlius , NY 13104 315-682-1118 Retail & wholesale nursery and lanscaping. Custom Turf 296 Rochester St. Salamanca, NY 14779 716-945-0283


D. A. Spencer Water Sculptures, Inc. 7203 State Route 5 & 20 Bloomfield, NY 14569 585-924-7542 David Spencer has been involved in the design & construction of naturalistic landscapes for over 15 years. For over 10 years he has specialized in creating water features sculpted from natural stone and the landscapes around this unique look. Dart Enterprise 533 Bear Rd. Cowlesville , NY 14037 585-356-4958 Dart-Enterprise395866350491157 We offer a large selection of annuals, perennials, vegetables and hanging baskets a­ ll grown on our family farm during the spring season. Through the summer we are open for u-pick/ we-pick cut flowers and blueberries. Davey Tree 1200 Commerce Parkway Lancaster, NY 14086 716-684-2700 Tree, Lawn, and Landscape Care Der Rosenmeister Nursery 304 Seven Mile Dr. Ithaca, NY 14850 607-351-1336 We are a small, family owned nursery specializing in cold hardy, disease resistant roses both antique and modern. Sales are at the nursery only. We do not ship. I also do garden design and lecture on all aspects of rose care and garden design. Designer Mailbox 60 Pearce Dr. Amherst, NY 14226 716-631-0391 Installing mailboxes and post in the Western NY area.

Devine Gardens LLC 4015 Ryan Rd. Morrisville, NY 13408 315-663-1675 Devine Gardens—helping your plants grow with vermicompost filled with beneficial soil microbes to help your plants be healthier and more productive. Please visit website to buy online or learn where to buy in Central New York. Dickman Farms Greenhouses & Garden Center 13 Archie St. Auburn , NY 13021 315-253-3030 Visit Dickman Farms where you’ll find the largest selection of specialty annuals, unique varieties of perennials, tropical foliage, ornamental trees, shrubs, roses, mums, poinsettias, and more! DollarSeed PO Box 504 Cortland, NY 13045 607-241-7840 We are a small seed repackaging facility. We sell to the average home gardener as well as custom label our products for groups, schools, fundraising, etc. All packages are just $1.00 each, with low to free S&H. Dore Landscape Associates, Inc. 5911 Fisk Rd. Pendleton, NY 14094 716-625-8005 Full service design-build landscape corporation. Down to Earth Landscape Design and Maintenance 1179 Payne Rd. Shortsville, NY 14548 585-455-2269 Fun to work with, certified CNLP with 40 years of experience. Will work with you to create your dream garden. Dragonfly Garden Design 200 Sagamore Dr. Rochester, NY 14617 585-755-0155 After 25 years in the landscape design and build business, we are now a consulting business. We would be happy to meet with you to discuss your landscape needs and plans, make suggestions, especially with regard to deer-resistant plantings, and to offer referrals. Dramatic Landscape Lighting by Woodlawn Landscapes 14 Grace Marie Dr. Webster , NY 14580 585-749-0183 Over 40 years of security, safety, and ambiance low voltage lighting. We design, install, maintain, and service low voltage landscape lighting. We can convert existing systems to LED. Be a focal point on your street. Draves Arboretum 1815 Sharrick Rd. Darien, NY 14040 585-547-3341

10 | JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2024 Draves Arboretum is located on 20+ acres in Darien, NY just a short drive from Buffalo and Rochester. The Arboretum has over 800 species of trees and shrubs. We are a Level III ArbNet Accredited Arboretum. The Arboretum is open by Appointment only and open for your personal events.

Duane Pancoast, Garden Writer, Blogger, Speaker 1347 Fieldcrest Lane Victor, NY 14564 585-576-6588 As The Geriatric Gardener, Duane Pancoast blogs, writes and speaks about Adaptive Gardening, which helps all gardeners, especially seniors, modify their gardens and gardening to enable them to garden for life.


E. M. Mills Memorial Rose Garden Thornden Park Syracuse, NY 315-682-9688 One of 122 gardens accredited by the ARS and the All American Rose Selections for advance display of award-winning roses. Established in 1922 and maintained by the Syracuse Rose Society, it’s one of the oldest municipal rose gardens in the country. Eagle Bay Gardens / Cooks Nursery 2912 East Lake Rd. (Rt. 20) Dunkirk, NY 14048 716-792-7581 Large and unusual garden featuring hosta and many rare trees, shrubs & perennials. Lots for sale. Call for appointment. Restroom and free picnic grounds on site. Eblacker & Stone 127 Somershire Dr. Rochester , NY 14617 585-233-5320 Builder of traditional one of a kind dry stone walls, garden art, and gathering spaces. Ecker, Howard, Nurseryman 274 Oakdale Dr. Webster, NY 14580 585-671-2397 Wholesale and retail grower of hosta, ferns, Japanese and paperbark maples—by appointment only. Eden Valley Growers, Inc.

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Eden, NY 14057 716-992-9721 We wholesale Premier Berger Peat Soil Mixes, MasterBlend Fertilizers & Flower trays. Also, Irrigation & Field Plastic. Elaine’s Flower Shoppe 2365 George Urban Blvd. Depew, NY 14043 716-681-4688 Elbers Landscape Service, Inc. 2918 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14214

716-834-2167 Since 1919, Elbers Landscape Service, Inc. has provided landscaping and snow and ice management services to residential and commercial customers throughout Western New York. Elbers is a family owned and operated company, staffed with friendly CNLPs. Elmira Garden Club 426 Fulton St. Elmira , NY 14904 Established in 1928, the Elmira Garden Club has approximately 80 members and owns its own garden clubhouse and fenced garden. The EGC promotes gardening and all its associated activities for members and its communities. Annual plant sale in May. English Gardener, The 1400 Kensington Ave. Buffalo, NY 14215 716-833-8000 Envirometrics Systems USA 21 Framark Dr., Unit 657 Victor, NY 14564 585-576-6588 Envirometrics Systems USA manufactures The BugBarrier Tree Band a popular adhesive tree banding system used to trap invasive and damaging insects including the Spotted Lanternfly and Spongy Moth (Formerly Gypsy Moth). Erik Jewelers 505 Fillmore Ave. Tonawanda, NY 14150 716-743-8007 Custom carved natural rocks for gardens, addresses, pet memorials, room, and fireplace decoration. Ettinger Horticulture Consulting Services, Terry L. 119 Concord Place Syracuse, NY 13210-2649 315-471-5854 We create environmentally sensitive landscape and garden designs and management plans that enhance the appearance, function and value of your property, while providing yearround interest outside your window! Experienced Brick & Stone 4536 Main St. Suite 102 Amherst , NY 14226 716-691-3061 We offer antique reclaimed St. bricks, cobblestones, curbing and other hardscape materials as well as reclaimed architectural materials. Cleaned, palletized, and ready for your next project. Our materials can give any project that special touch.


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Our landscape design and installation crews pride themselves on exceptional workmanship all over Niagara, Erie, and Orleans Counties. Fairmount Garden Club Meets the third Thursday of the month (March–November) at 6:30 p.m., Camillus Senior Center, 25 First Street, Camillus. Speakers and community projects. All are welcome. Fairport Garden Club Fairport, NY 14450 Meets third Thursday evening of the month (except January, February March, August), members’ homes or Perinton Ambulance building. Educational topics through speakers, workshops, local tours and community gardening i.e., Planter at Johanna Perrin School. Federated Garden Clubs NYS, District 8 Our district geographically extends from Lake Ontario to the PA state line. It contains 27 clubs comprised of various sizes. Clubs meet on different days of the week; morning, afternoon or evening. Check our website to find a club in your area. Federated Garden Clubs of NYS, 7th District Finger Lakes Biochar 142 County Rd. 9 Victor, NY 14564 585-737-7282 Biochar is a carbon negative soil conditioner that boosts plant growth while reducing the need for fertilizer and water. It also filters out toxins, increases soil permeability and attracts beneficial micro-organisms while reducing the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. Finger Lakes Biochar uses local agricultural and forestry waste. Finger Lakes Community College 3325 Marvin Sands Dr. Canandaigua, NY 14424 585-785-1260 FLCC offers a unique horticulture degree & one-year certificate with diverse field, greenhouse, and classroom experiences. Opportunities available for DEC & CNLP professional certifications. Finger Lakes Daylily Society 96 State St. Manchester, NY 14504 585-289-6198 We meet 4–5 times per year, usually with a guest speaker. We always have door prizes and we have 2 plant auctions a year. Finger Lakes Native Plant Society 532 Cayuga Heights Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850 They are an organization dedicated to promoting the appreciation of our native flora and hold free public field trips, free indoor programs, and provide members a newsletter,

seed exchange, native plant sale, and a December celebration of native plants. Fitch Construction and Four Season Sunroom 7278 Pittsford-Palmyra Rd. Fairport , NY 14450 585-377-3330 Fitch Construction Inc. is a full scale remodeling company as well as a Four Seasons Sunroom franchise. We are also the Velux five county and five star dealer and service provider. Flower City Looking Good Folia 493 Atlantic Ave. Macedon, NY 14502 585-781-4664 Garden design, construction, renovation, and maintenance. Forevergreens 11398 Bolton Rd. Springville, NY 14141 716-560-8004 Grower of evergreens for landscaping and Christmas. Dwarf and unusual conifers, maples, oaks, and more. Wholesale & retail. Forgotten Felines Food Cupboard 2488 Browncroft Blvd. Rochester, NY 14625 585-204-7020 The food cupboard has been organized to help Janine the Bean and Carol’s Ferals feed countless homeless abandoned & feral cats in the city of Rochester. It is stocked by support from kind hearted followers. Located at Mileage Master Center. Fort Ticonderoga 30 Fort Ti Road Ticonderoga , NY 12883 518-585-2821 Visit this 1920s-era Colonial Revival garden located on the grounds of Fort Ticonderoga. Guided and self-guided tours, family activities, children’s garden, picnicking, more. Groups welcome. Fossil Rock Landscape Corp. 21 Holly Circle Spencerport, NY 14559 585-350-9358 We are a design/build firm specializing custom outdoor living spaces. Fox’s Lawn Furniture 7570 Seneca St. East Aurora, NY 14052 716-652-3900 Frogger Wildlife Consultants 2331 Vandy Dr. Palmyra, NY 14522 585-355-0181 Frogger Wildlife Consultants is a family owned and operated business. We service the Finger Lakes

Region for all your nuisance wildlife needs. Everything we do is done the most humane way possible. Licensed, insured and experienced! From the Earth Celebration 1530 Randolph Rd. Alfred Station, NY 14803 607-587-9877 One-day event celebrating our connection to the land in creative and sustainable ways. Past events have included garden talks, stone wall building demonstrations, woodworking, soap making, natural dyes, clay workshop, and more. See web site for schedule. Fruition Seeds 7921 Hickory Bottom Rd. Naples , NY 14512 585-374-8903 We grow 400+ varieties of organic seed regionally adapted to thrive in the short seasons of western New York! In addition vegetables, flowers, and herbs, we also share organic apple trees. Visit the farm on weekends in April and May between 10 and 2!


Gallea’s Greenhouse 2832 Clover Street Pittsford, NY 14534 585-586-3017 Garden Club of Brockport 3565 Lake Road Brockport, NY 14420 813-326-6257 1103648106414660 Meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7pm, Jubilee Church, 3565 Lake Road, Brockport. Learn gardening tips from knowledgeable speakers, make garden ornaments through our hands-on classes and explore beautiful local gardens. For more info call or email Kathy, 585-431-0509 or katyd5950@ Garden Factory, Inc., The 2126 Buffalo Rd. Rochester, NY 14624 585-247-6236 “Your store for all seasons.” Garden Friends of Clarence 9785 Tonawanda Creek Rd. Clarence Center, NY 14032 716-741-4283 Established in 2004 by a camaraderie of experienced gardeners who share a love of plants and gardening. Members enjoy sharing their knowledge and experience with others. All levels of gardeners are represented. Garden Gate Greenhouse 11600 W. Perrysburg Rd. Perrysburg , NY 14129 716-532-6282 Retail greenhouse growing a wide variety of annuals, hanging baskets, perennials, fall garden mums; specializing in hardy ferns and clematis.

Garden Path of Penfield Garden Club 585-377-4437 We meet the third Wednesday of the month, September–May, 7 p.m., Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Road, Penfield. Members enjoy all aspects of gardening. New members always welcome, you don’t have to be a Penfield resident to join. Gardening Friends Club 4591 US Route 11 Pulaski, NY 13142 315-298-1276

Members hold a passion for perennial flower gardening and include both knowledgeable and experienced veteran as well as new gardeners. Meetings the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., March– December, Wesleyan Church, 4591 US Route 11, Pulaski. Gardens Buffalo Niagara PO Box 296 Buffalo, NY 14213 716-247-5004 Creating more vibrant and beautiful communities by sharing our gardens. We’ve made Buffalo Niagara a premier garden destination with events like tours of Open Gardens, a Garden Art sale, and Garden Walk Buffalo—America’s largest garden tour. Genesee Country Village & Museum 1410 Flint Hill Rd. Mumford, NY 14511 585-294-8218 One of the nation’s largest living history museums, with costumed interpreters in an authentic nineteenth-century country village of more than 40 historic buildings; art gallery; nature center; historic gardens; and replica Civil War-era gas balloon. Genesee Fingerlakes Nursery & Landscape Assoc. (PLANT GFLX) 585-733-8979 A group of landscape and nursery experts dedicated to enhancing the beauty of the Rochester region. Our yards, landscapes, and gardens benefit from the skilled design, construction and maintenance firms in our association. Genesee Land Trust 46 Prince St., Suite LL005 Rochester, NY 14607 585-256-2130 Genesee Land Trust preserves and protects natural lands and waterways that enhance the quality of life in the Greater Rochester region—providing wildlife habitat, locally grown food, and connections to nature—for everyone. Genesee Region Orchid Society PO Box 20606 Rochester, NY 14602 Genesee Region Orchid Society

meets the first Monday after the first Sunday of the month at the Louis S. Wolk JCC of Greater Rochester on Edgewood Drive. Meetings in January and February 2024 will be virtual; see website for information; Genesee Valley Hosta Society Eli Fagan American Legion Post 260 Middle Rd. Henrietta, NY 14467 585-889-7678 Genesee Valley Hosta Society promoting your love of hosta. We meet on the 2nd Thursday April through Oct. at the Eli Fagan American legion Come join the fun with speakers, garden tours and special events. Hostabilities. Large selection of hosta and perennials. Come for a tour. Contact us at for more information. Genesee Valley Timber & Stone, LLC 637 Wheatland Center Rd. Scottsville, NY 14546 585-520-7323 Genrich’s Garden Center, Florist & Gifts & Greenhouses 375 Cooper Rd. Rochester , NY 14617 585-342-9830 We are a third generation, family owned business. Complete garden center, water gardening department, full-service florist, and upscale gift shop plus 40,000+ square feet of greenhouses. We grow unusual, hard to find varieties of perennials. Open year-round. Goff Creek Pottery 4400 Big Creek Rd. (CR70A) Bath, NY 14810 607-661-6617 Handmade artisanal garden pottery - flower pots, bird baths, toad houses, garden sculptures, lawn chess sets, tile and wall plaques. Artists Mary Lynn and Robert Good. Good Earth Greenhouse 877 LaRue Rd. Clifton Springs, NY 14432 We grow a WIDE variety of annuals, perennials and vegetables - specializing in the best of the unusual. Open late-April through mid-June. Goodman’s Farm Market 2227 Cayuga Drive Extension Niagara Falls, NY 14304 716-325-6911 Grace Gardens 1064 Angus Rd. Penn Yan, NY 14527-9606 315-536-2556 Over 2000 daylily cultivars in display garden. Retail sales May September. Grandpa’s Nursery & Gardens 6720 Rotterdam Rd. Sodus , NY 14551 315-483-6784

A complete nursery and garden center offering acres of nursery stock, thousands of perennials, huge gift gallery, superior roses, unique and exotic tropicals. Open all year. Holiday time is a must-see! Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo 30C Essex St. Buffalo, NY 14213 716-783-9653 Stewards to 109 community and school gardens in the cities of Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Together, we cultivate over 800,000 square feet and growing of green space. We beautify blocks, grow healthy food, and strengthen neighborhood spirit. Greater Rochester Iris Society St. John’s Episcopal Church Hall, 11 Episcopal Ave. Honeoye Falls, NY 14472 585-266-0302 We are an affiliate of the American Iris Society. We meet to learn and share our interest in iris growing and showing. Educational programs are planned regularly during our meetings, a Sunday during the months of March, April, September, and October. Greater Rochester Perennial Encouraging gardening and knowledge of gardening, with focus on perennials, in the Greater Rochester, New York area. Annual membership includes monthly meetings, tours and other social events. Greater Rochester Rose Society 585-694-8430 greaterrochesterrosesociety. Greater Rochester Rose Society’s mission is to promote all varieties of roses and educate everyone in how to grow and enjoy better roses. Monthly meetings feature guest speakers. Winter meetings will be on Zoom. Contact Jane at Green Scapes 6976 East Seneca Turnpike Jamesville , NY 13078 315-469-0007 Largest selection of composts, mulches, stones, boulders, brick, and pond products; installation available.


H. A. Treichler & Sons, Inc. 2687 Saunders Settlement Rd. Sanborn, NY 14132 716-731-9390 Family owned & operated; in business since 1854. H. G. Miller Farm 8150 Clinton St. Elma, NY 14059 716-684-2787 Growers of common and not-socommon annuals and perennials. Open year ‘round.




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Directory 2024 H cont. Habitat Gardening in Central New York Wild Ones Chapter 401 Parsons Dr. Syracuse, NY 13219 315-487-5742 The mission of HGCNY Wild Ones is to promote earth-friendly landscaping to preserve biodiversity. Free meetings, newsletters, courses, and website educate about the importance of native plants for the health of the earth and everything living on it. Hahn Sales & Service 3779 Lower Mountain Rd Sanborn, NY 14132 716-731-5513 Your water garden headquarters. We sell pond supplies, koi, fish, water garden features, rocks, and much more. Hamburg Farmers Market 45 Church St. Hamburg , NY 14075 716-649-7917 southtownsregionalchamber. org/explore-hamburg/farmersmarket Established in 1977, the Hamburg Farmers’ Market remain committed to bringing a variety of the best products from our local farmers, ranchers, and homesteaders. Hamburg Garden Club 2985 Lakeview Rd. Hamburg, NY 14075 Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m., VFW Post 1419, 2985 Lakeview Rd., Hamburg, NY. June plant sale. Summer garden tours. Guests are welcome. Contact Hamburg Garden Walk 71 Rosedale Ave. Hamburg, NY 14075 716-648-5744 Group plans and organizes the self-guided Hamburg Garden Walk in the Village of Hamburg. The event is free. Vendors at Memorial Park day of the event.

Saturdays at 10 a.m. throughout the year. Check website for current offerings. Harrington’s Greenhouse 4653 N. Byron Rd. Elba, NY 14058 585-757-2450 HarringtonsGreenhouses/ Harrington’s Produce 5282 Clinton Street Rd. Batavia, NY 14020 585-343-0805 MarketAndCafe Heart of Franklinville 28 North Main St. Franklinville, NY 14737 716-676-5167 Concrete garden statuary. Heartstone Center for Earth Essentials / Heartstone Herbal School 301 Brink Rd. Van Etten, NY 14889 607-589-4619 Programs include 6-Weekend Herbal Apprenticeship, Making Herbal Creams, and Salves workshop, medicinal plant walks, Online Anatomy and Physiology. Journey of the Heart Series, 1 weekend/season, and more. Heather’s Garden Care & Maintenance Redman Rd. Brockport, NY 14420 585-773-8468

Scheduled Garden Maintenance and Complete Garden Care. Small Private Nursery for customers, not open to the public. Heimiller Greenhouses 3016 Ewings Rd. Newfane, NY 14108 Henrietta Garden Club Henrietta , NY 585-781-0278

Hamburg House & Garden Club 107 Prospect Ave. Hamburg, NY 14075 HamburgHouseGardenClub Meetings are the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Hamburg Village Community Center, 107 Prospect Ave., Hamburg, NY 14075. The Henrietta Garden club meets the second Wednesday of the month (except May-August & December) at 6:30 p.m., Guests and non members are welcome. Handicap accessible. Lower level of the Henrietta Town Hall, 475 Calkins Rd. Henrietta. google. com/site/ A presenter will speak on a gardening related subject at 7pm. Please join us to explore gardening topics and share information.

Hansen Nature Center 1525 Calkins Rd. Pittsford, NY 14534 585-359-7044 Located in the Town of Henrietta’s Tinker Nature Park, the Hansen Nature Center is open Tuesday– Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Classes on gardening related topics offered

Henry’s Gardens 7884 Sisson Hwy. Eden, NY 14057 716-992-4818 Family owned and operated. We offer beautiful begonia hanging baskets, annuals, the newest perennials in quart & gallon size, succulents, miniature evergreens. Annual cutting garden open July–frost.

Herb Gardeners of the Niagara Frontier 62 Jeffrey Dr. Amherst, NY 14228 716-691-7863 A small group of interested gardeners meets at Audubon Library in Amherst for monthly speakers, herb festivals, excursions, participation in herb projects. Yearly fee of $20 includes newsletter. Herbly Wonderful 3701 Pearl Street Rd. Batavia, NY 14020 585-343-9227 We grow, sell and teach the uses of our large selection of culinary herbs, edible flowers, cut flowers and heirloom vegetables.

Looking for new members! We are active in educating the community about gardening, horticulture, and floral design. Involved with several civic projects in the Syracuse area. Meetings are usually the first Tuesday morning of the month. Hostabilities 266 Stottle Rd. Scottsville, NY 14546 585-889-7678 Hostas, perennials, and other garden related items. By appointment only. Hubbard Springs Garden Club of Chili 3235 Chili Ave. Rochester , NY 14624

Higbie Farm Supply 3440 N. Union St. N. Chili, NY 14514 585-594-8300 1800’s railroad station retail store. Garden gloves, muck boots, wire and split rail fencing, seeds, fertilizer, garden & home pest controls, garden chemicals. Bird seed, feeders, baths, houses. Holistic pet foods, treats, and toys. Equine feed and supplies.

Humble Beginnings 260 Sullivan Rd. Alden, NY 14004 716-937-7194

High Point Mills 1225 Lehigh Station Rd. Henrietta , NY 14467 585-334-4574 Manufacturer/distributor of fertilizers, weed killers, grub killer, grass seed, DuPont landscape fabric and many other turf & landscape products

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Highland Park Conservancy, Inc. 180 Reservoir Ave. Rochester, NY 14620 The Highland Park Conservancy, Inc.(HPC) is the all volunteer, member supported, not for profit friends group for Highland Park, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted—the first park in the Rochester, NY municipal park system and a world-class arboretum. Established in 2003, HPC offers free guided tours, events and a volunteer stewardship program, as listed on the website. HPC’s special project is the reconstruction of the Children’s Pavilion at the high point of the park.

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Iannazzi Enterprises 450 Smith Rd. Pittsford, NY 14534 585-624-1285 Professional arrangements for independent, escorted, and group tours and cruises to destinations worldwide. Garden tours and culinary tours our specialty. Imagine Community Gardens, Inc. 7071 Transit Rd. East Amherst , NY 14051 716-688-0139 Organic urban community gardens, landscaped with shrubs, perennials and trees, partnered with county extension service Master Gardener program. Free community events planned throughout the growing season with free on-site tours in July.

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Furniture Powder-coated aluminum frames with coverings made of weatherresistant poly resin in loom, weave and leather-look designs - beautiful enough to use indoors, strong enough for outdoor living. Visit our displays at Home & Garden shows. International Bonsai Arboretum 1070 Martin Rd. W. Henrietta, NY 14586 585-334-2595 Bonsai, supplies, rare plants and instruction. Open by appointment only. Iris Country Gardens 2202 Austin Rd. Geneva, NY 14456-9118 585-526-6729 We hybridize, raise and sell bearded and non-bearded iris, peonies, daylilies, hostas and various other perennial plants. Irrigation Tech 218 Paula Red Lane Rochester, NY 14626 585-225-0380 Irrigation Tech is a lawn sprinkler company located in Rochester, NY. We have been in business for over 30 years and currently service over 1500 customers. Our Techs and installers have over 100 combined years of experience.


J & A Farm Market & Greenhouses 2921 Lakeville Rd. Avon, NY 14414 585-346-2190

Jacrist Gardening Services, Inc. PO Box 455 Williamsville, NY 14231 716-626-5465 Design/install landscape contractor, patios, walks, pondless waterfalls, ornamental shrubs, trees and perennials, specialized pruning, landscape renovation and replacement. JGB Enterprises, Inc. 115 Metropolitan Dr. Liverpool, NY 13088 315-451-2770 JGB offers a multitude of industrial & military hoses and hosing accessories. JGB has used its hose knowledge to create a revolutionary new garden hose,“TUFF GUARD The Perfect Garden Hose.” John Welch Enterprise, Inc. 1723 NY-444 Victor, NY 14564 585-924-4488 Johnson’s Nursery 11753 East Main St. East Aurora, NY 14052 716-652-8969 Llenroclandscaping Garden center and landscape contractor.


Directory 2024 K K & A Landscaping 8905 Sheridan Dr. Clarence, NY 14031 585-632-1293 KDS Design Studios 2500 Rush Mendon Rd. Honeoye Falls, NY 14472 585-370-7054 andOutdoorLiving Design + Build Outdoor Living since 1992. Creating artistic environments across the Finger Lakes and surrounding areas. High End Residential + Placemaking, Wineries + Breweries, Outdoor Dining Environments, Custom Fire Features and Décor, 3D Design. Ken-Sheriton Garden Club 576 Delaware Rd. Kenmore, NY 14217 716-833-8799 Programs and business meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month (except January, March, December) at 7 p.m., St.Mark’s Lutheran Church, 576 Delaware Road, Kenmore. Field trips are planned for June, July, August. Guests welcome. Kimie Romeo / Romeo Realty Group, Inc. 74 Montaine Park Rochester, NY 14617 585-544-4513 Local, Licensed Broker dedicated to providing superior services by empowering clients and providing only the products and services that you need throughout the real estate purchase or sale, while saving thousands of dollars in commissions. Kirby’s Farm Market 9739 Ridge Rd. Brockport, NY 14420 585-637-2600


Lakeside Sod Supply 6660 Goodrich Rd. Clarence Center, NY 14032 716-741-2877 Sod grower, instant lawns, fertilizers, soil testing and fertilization programs, soil amendments, and organic fertilizers. We’ll help you have a beautiful lawn. Lakeview Lawn and Landscape 4477 County Rd. #1 Canandaigua, NY 14424 585-394-6701 Lakeview offers a full range of landscape services. We have long term relationships with our clients built on trust. We work together to create landscapes of distinction. LakeView Nursery 5603 State Route 38A Auburn, NY 13021 315-252-1281 Full-service nursery and garden center. We design and install landscape and hardcapes for residential and public spaces across the beautiful Finger Lakes. Lan’s Flower Farm, Inc. 4913 State Route 31 Clay, NY 13041 315-688-8584 Growers of perennials - wholesale and retail - specializing in landscape size plants, over 20,000 plants in stock. Lana’s The Little House PO Box 267 Forestville , NY 14062 716-965-2798 A beautiful storybook English Cottage complete with English gardens. Open daily for Tea & Tour, Lodging and Tea Shop. Lana’s is a personalized memorable experience. Where tea junkies roam near Buffalo in Chautauqua since 2003. Land Pro Equipment 3517 Railroad Ave. Alexander, NY 14005 585-591-1670 John Deere sales, parts & service. Landscapes East, Inc. 8012 Saintsville Rd. Kirkville, NY 13082 315-682-9044 We are a design/build firm that has been providing quality services since 1981. Lasting Dreams Daylilies 6425 South Abbott Rd. Orchard Park, NY 14127 716-648-4920 NYS Licensed Nursery/Grower— Gift Shoppe/Private Display Garden with < 2000 Field Grown Registered Daylilies+Seedlings. Order by Mail/ Online for Shipping or Pickup; Visits & In-Person Ordering only available during Special Events, see our Facebook Page. Lavocat’s Family Greenhouse & Nursery 8441 County Rd. East Amherst, NY 14051 716-741-3976 Situated on over 8 acres, we have the best selection of trees and shrubs around! Browse our boutique style greenhouse to find varieties of plants that you won’t find anywhere else. We are also home to WNY’s largest selection of houseplants! Lewiston Garden Club PO Box 32 Lewiston, NY 14092 716-297-5925 Lewiston GardenFest 2017: June 17–18, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Open gardens, speakers, demonstrations, container garden contest, vendors and more. On Historic Center


Street, Lewiston. See web site and Facebook for more information. Lighthouse Gardens 1461 Rochester St. Lima, NY 14485 585-582-5725 We are certified organic greenhouse growers committed to providing our customers with the highest quality plants. We grow over 500 varieties of vegetables, herbs, annuals, perennials and succulents available at our farm and local farmers markets. Lightscaping by Niggli Associates 2690 Chili Ave. Rochester, NY 14624 585-426-5940 Specializing in Low Voltage Outdoor Landscape & Architectural Lighting Systems: design, consultation, installation, maintenance and repair. We also subcontract services to landscape companies, architects & engineering firms. Lincoln Park Nursery 147 Old Niagara Falls Blvd. Amherst, NY 14228 5705 Shawnee Rd. Cambria, NY 14132 716-692-6100 Family owned and operated since 1951, we offer hardscapes, landscape design, water features, 2 garden centers, patios, walks, walls. Linwood Gardens 1912 York Rd. West Linwood , NY 14486 Linwood Gardens is a private estate designed c. 1900. The gardens include a historic collection of Japanese and American tree peonies, which are featured each spring at the Tree Peony Festival of Flowers. Reservations required, please see website.

Linwood Turf Equipment 1818 Linwood Rd. Linwood, NY 14486 585-584-3122 Equipment dealer, parts-sales-service, zero-turn mowers, walk behind mowers and snowblowers, Ertl toys. Pick-up and delivery available. Little York Plantation 6088 NYS Rt. 281 Rt. 281 Little York, NY 13078 315-749-4861 We are a 6-acre full service garden center, growing facility and landscaping company. We feature unique varieties of perennials, trees, shrubs, roses and annuals. Lockport in Bloom 623 Locust St. Lockport, NY 14094 716-940-1096 Free City-wide walking/driving tour of gardens and public parks throughout the City of Lockport,

NY. 2022 Date: July 8–10. Lockwood Lavender Farm 1682 West Lake Rd. Skaneateles, NY 13152 315-685-5369 Pick your own lavender bouquet, Saturday and Sunday 10-5, starting July 6–July 21. Lockwood’s Garden Center 4484 Clark St. Hamburg , NY 14075 716-649-4684 Lockwood’s Garden Center sells a full line of plants—from houseplants and annuals to perennials, vines, shrubs, and trees—as well as gifts, gardening supplies, compost, and mulch. Be sure to stop by this spring and see the new retail store. Lord’s Garden, The 9998 Clarksburg Rd. Eden, NY 14057 716-992-9456 edenny An acre display garden of 4 distinct rooms with water gardens and bogs. A wonderful shop with antiques and books, etc. Love Arboreal PO Box 57 Fairport, NY 14450 Please E-mail or Fax Providing quality established grounds maintenance services to a select clientele in the greater Rochester area since 1974. Owner operated. Specializing in fine ornamental pruning. NYS ISA certified arborist and member of NYSA & NYSTA. Luminated Landscapes 1216 Quaker Rd. East Aurora, NY 14052 716-655-7319 Outdoor landscape and architectural lighting, design/installation/ maintenance, exterior holiday trimming, custom lighting displays.


Magic Garden, The 9494 Burdick Rd Interlaken, NY 14847 607-351-6854 Goodies for the garden! Annuals, perennials, herbs, and vines grown in the heart of the Finger Lakes. Marcellus Nursery 5062 Onondaga Rd. Syracuse, NY 13215 315-488-2632 Retail/Wholesale (75 acre) Nursery and Garden Center. Some rare and unusual plants. Also design and install landscape. Display gardens, concrete statuary, natural pine mulch. Marlow’s Orchids 2272 Scottsville Rd. Scottsville, NY 14546 585-889-7083 Retail sales of orchids and supplies. Leasing and rental of blooming orchids. Massoud’s Tree Farm 9716 Roberts Rd. Sauquoit, NY 13456 315-737-5011 Nursery - Landscape Masterson’s Garden Center 725 Olean Rd. East Aurora, NY 14052 716-655-0133 Complete retail nursery and garden center specializing in water gardening and perennials. Many display gardens and water features on site and experts always on hand to answer your questions. Maxsea Plant Food c/o Tom’s Greenworks 5425 Big Tree Rd. Orchard Park, NY 14127 716-225-6891 MAXSEA: Soluble seaweed plant foods. We blend the finest natural seaweed with important secondaries, micronutrients & purest plant foods available. Great for your plants and completely safe for our environment. Men and Women’s Garden Club of Syracuse 315-699-7942 MWGardenClubOfSyracuse Meetings are the third Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m., Reformed Church of Syracuse, 1228 Teall Avenue, Syracuse. Meetings feature guest speakers on a variety of gardening and related topics. Annual spring & fall flower shows. Mendon Village Garden Store & Nursery 3830 Rush Mendon Rd. Mendon, NY 14506 585-624-1950 The Village Garden Store and Pittsford Tree & Landscape, We Love What We Do And It Shows! Together, The Village Garden Store and Pittsford Tree and Landscape offer a high degree of expertise for all of your landscape and nursery stock needs. Menne Garden Artistry 10880 Transit Rd. East Amherst, NY 14051 716-693-4444 Full service landscape company specializing in the design and installation of landscape, hardscape, lighting, and water features. Complete holiday lighting and design both interior and exterior. Exquisite annual planters - spring, summer, and fall. Michael Hannen’s Rare & Unusual Perennials 171 Laburnum Crescent Rochester, NY 14620 585-256-1124

Hannens-Growboys-RareAnd-Different-Plants-ForSale-214802645198280 Sales Garden, Consultation, Design & Maintenance. 800+ varieties of rare and unusual perennials for sale, many not found anywhere else. Open by appointment. Email to inquire about New Offerings & Special Sales. Recycled pots accepted and appreciated. Michaleen’s Florist & Garden Center 2826 North Triphammer Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850 607-257-3203 Retail florist and greenhouse boutique open year-round. In business for 30 years and pride ourselves on customer service and knowledgeable staff. We specialize in unusual varieties of annuals and tropicals. Gardeners in business to garden! Miller Brick 734 Ridgeway Ave. Rochester , NY 14615 585-458-7745 Mischler’s Florist & Greenhouses 118 South Forest Rd. Williamsville, NY 14221 716-632-1290 Garden center offering perennials, annuals, geraniums, succulents, tropical houseplants, bonsai, hanging baskets, patio containers and gifts for the discriminating gardener. Full-service flower shop offering daily delivery in the Buffalo area. Mitchell Pierson Jr., Inc. Realtors 4 South Main St. Pittsford, NY 14534 585-586-6622 Quality Real Estate Company specializing in local residential and commercial property sales. Attention. Care. Effort. Integrity.

Monarch Lawn & Landscape 325 Chadlee Dr. Brockport, NY 14420 585-637-7950 We are a design and build company that focuses on hardscapes, plantings, lighting, and water features. Constructed in 1911, the Lamberton Conservatory was named in honor of Alexander B. Lamberton, President of the Parks Board 1902-1915. It features a fully restored tropical dome in addition to 4 other areas. The seasonal display changes 5 times/year and there are special extended hours during the holidays. Open every day but Christmas. Moreland`s Lawn & Landscape 749 Phillips Rd., Suite 100 Victor, NY 14564 585-624-7230 Mr. Tweed’s Whimsical Garden Designs 2048 Five Mile Line Rd. Penfield, NY 14526 585-385-2606 Specializing in small garden designs, planting and maintenance Murray Bros. Nurseries 4735 Transit Rd. Orchard Park, NY 14127 716-662-3860 Shade trees, landscaping, perennials & flagstone.


Nannen Arboretum Society, Inc. 28 Parkside PO Box 1016 Ellicottville, NY 14731 716-699-5046 The Nannen Arboretum is a nonprofit sanctuary dedicated to trees, shrubs, perennials, herbs and vegetables that grow in the area. Two large outdoor venues offer the perfect place for weddings and meetings. Open daily, dawn to dusk. Naples Natural Landscapes 225 S. Midler Ave. Syracuse, NY 13206 315-313-4002 A landscape design, build, and maintenance company specializing in gardens.

Monroe County Parks Department 171 Reservoir Ave. Rochester, NY 14620 585-753-PARK (7275); twitter: @21MCParks With 21 parks in nearly 12,000 acres of green space, we have something for everyone in all four seasons. Dedicated staff works with community partners in providing an array of park services so that everyone may enjoy the natural, zoological, horticultural, historical and geological features of the Parks System.

National Buffalo Garden Festival 617 Main St., Suite 200 Buffalo, NY 14203 1-800-BUFFALO A five week celebration of the greater Buffalo area’s garden walks, talks, tours and events. Get all the dirt at our website.

Monroe County’s Lamberton Conservatory 180 Reservoir Ave. Rochester, NY 14620 585-753-7270

Naturally Green Radio Show 19 Trafalgar St Rochester, NY 14619 585-328-8300

National Pond Service 3565 Swamp Road Canandaigua, NY 14424 585-704-2754 We help people enjoy their ponds.

I have hosted this gardening show for 10 years, heard live on WYSL 1040 from 9–10 am Saturdays, and world wide on my Web site. My other shows include food and Finger Lakes travel from 10 to noon Saturday, and Toronto restaurants and wine 9–11 Sundays. Nature’s Accents 1250 Northrup Rd. Penfield, NY 14526 585-872-2790 Nature’s Lawn & Garden, Inc. 52 Sonwil Dr. Cheektowaga , NY 14225 716-681-7793 Nature’s Lawn is a Buffalo-born lawn fertilizing company specializing in soil improvement and great customer care. We offer both Organic and Organic-based applications for Fertilizing, Weed & Insect control. We also have an online store for DIY care. Niagara County Community College 3111 Saunders Settlement Rd. Sanborn, NY 14132 716-614-6423 Education in the art & science of plants to build greener communities. Hands-on learning, taught by industry professionals. Lots of job opportunities for grads. Seniors 60+ can audit classes with free tuition. North American Rock Garden Society, Adirondack Chapter c/o Carol Eichler Ithaca, NY 14850 607-391-5807 A membership organization with emphasis on alpines and other low-growing perennials and naturalistic habitats. Activities include speaker meetings, garden tours, workshops and plant sales. We have resumed in-person meetings, always open to the public, though our Feb. meeting will be by zoom. Visit our website acnargs. org to view the newsletter which contains the latest info. Northern Nurseries Stone & Design Center 8633 US Route 11 Cicero, NY 13039 315-699-3193 Sales@ Quality landscaping materials and help for the “Do it Yourselfer.” Visit Central New York’s largest outdoor display and get inspired. Attend a free installation seminar and get started. Prefer to hire a professional? We can help with that too. Northern Nurseries Stone & Design Center 7516 Pittsford Palmyra Rd. Fairport, NY 14450 585-223-1780 Northridge Nursery & Garden Center, Inc. 237 Lein Rd. Buffalo , NY 14224


and art-making sessions. We grow native plants and 50% edibles. Volunteers and Bee-curious welcome. Garden and Bee Club meet weekly.

One World Goods Pittsford Plaza 3349 Monroe Ave. Rochester, NY 14618 585-387-0070 Rochester’s Fair Trade Marketplace, featuring unique, handcrafted personal accessories, carvings, home decor, instruments and more from artisans in developing countries. Accent Your Life, Empower Another’s.

Pittsford Garden Club c/o 240 Forest Hills Rd. Rochester, NY 14625 585-425-0766 Pittsford Garden Club is a federated club which encourages each member to gain greater knowledge, interest and enjoyment of all aspects of gardening, horticulture and nature. We also contribute to civic beautification.


Ontario Orchards 7735 Route 104 West Oswego, NY 13126 315-343-6328 Ontario Orchards specializes in locally-grown produce and freshpressed cider. We promise delicious pies, cookies and pastries from our in-house bakery, full garden center, greenhouses, complete plant nurseries, and professional landscaping services. Orchard Park Garden Club OPGC meets the first Thursday of the month at 12 p.m., Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 South Buffalo Street, Orchard Park. Oriental Garden Supply, LLC 448 W. Bloomfield Rd. Pittsford, NY 14534 585-586-3850 Specializing in rare and unusual plant materials with an emphasis on Japanese maples and dwarf conifers. One of the largest selections in the Northeast. Orleans County Chamber of Commerce PO Box 501 Medina, NY 14103 585-301-8464 The Orleans County Chamber of Commerce promotes, supports and encourages business growth in Orleans County. Check our website,, for a directory of local businesses!


Palmiter’s Garden Nursery 2675 Geneseo Rd., Rt. 39 Avon, NY 14414 585-226-3073 A very wide selection of annuals, vegetables, perennials, tree peonies, dwarf conifers, flowering shrubs, herbs, glazed and terracotta containers, display gardens. Pelion Community Garden at City Honors School 206 Best St. Buffalo, NY 14208 716-803-5566 Pelion hosts free garden workshops and eco-literacy training, nutrition/cooking demos, tours

PLANT WNY PO Box 188 East Amherst, NY 14051 716-741-8047 PLANT WNY is an association serving the Professional Landscape & Nursery Trades of Western New York. Producer of Plantasia, a garden & landscape show that takes place each March at The Fairgrounds Event Center in Hamburg, 540-693-0821 is a website that hosts botanical collections with customized tools that solve the challenges of documenting, organizing, mapping, tagging and sharing information about plants. Learn more at Plantsmen Nursery, The 482 Peruville Rd. Groton, NY 13073 607-533-7193 Native plants—we grow the widest range of any retail nursery in NY. Grasses, perennials, shrubs, trees, ground covers, wetland. Peaceful Nursery committed to sustainable practices in propagation and maintenance of plants. Learn more! Pond & Rock Shop, The 5607 Business Ave. Cicero, NY 13039 315-452-1908 We are the largest retail/wholesale supplier of pond supplies and natural stone in CNY. We also have landscape materials including manufactured retaining walls, pavers and cultured stone. Professional Landscape and Nursery Trades of Central New York (PLANTCNY) PO Box 3293 Syracuse, NY 13220 315-476-1307 An organization of landscape and horticulturally related professionals whose mission is to provide continued education of sound horticulture practice for our members, and to promote the professionalism of the Nursery and Landscape industry.


Bee in the Garden • GIFT SHOP •


Native Garden

8030 Story Rd. Dansville, NY 14437 Opening April 13, 9 am - 3 pm


We offer a wide variety of sustainable pollinator plants ~potted and ready to plant~

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Classics V Banquet Center 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd Classics V Banquet Center Amherst, NY 14228

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Classics V Banquet Center 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd Classics V Banquet Center erie.cce.c Amherst, NY 14228 2425 Niagara Fallsfor valuing Blvd Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals withfor Disabilities; provides equal program employmentby opportunities. Accommodations personsand with special needs may and be requested contacting Amherst, NY 14228 Sharon Bachman at (716) 652-5400 ext 150 or at least 5 days before the event. Register at erie.cce.c Accommodations for persons with special needs may be requested by contacting Sharon Bachman at (716) Register at652-5400 ext 150 or at least 5 days before the event.

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Directory 2024 P cont. Pudgie’s Lawn & Garden Center 3646 West Main St. Batavia, NY 14020 585-343-8352 Greenhouse, lawn & garden center, perennials, annuals, shrubs, gift shop.


Q. B. Daylily Gardens 557 Sandhill Rd. Caledonia , NY 14423 585-538-4525 An American Hemerocallis daylily display garden. We have 2000 varieties on display and 1000+ in our sales beds. Open the last weekend of June until the first full week of August. Web site has info and pictures. Visitors welcome. Cell Phone: 860-378-4742. Quest Creek 8164 Thompson Rd. East Otto, NY 14729 716-860-3832 Specialty and Rare Hostas, Ornamental Grasses, Hosta Companion Perennials, Cast-Stone Garden Accessories, Artisanal Tuteurs and Obelisks.


R. T. Masters Stone Co. 975 Empire Blvd. Rochester, NY 14609 585-482-6560 Ransomville Garden Club Meets the third Wednesday or Saturday of the month at 5:45 p.m., Ransomville Community Library, 3733 Ransomville Road, Ransomville. Meetings are open to all. Community gardening projects, educational presentations, June plant sale. Red Oak Nurseries 5860 Ike Dixon Rd. Camillus, NY 13031 315-672-3055 Regan Landscape 1517 Kenmore Ave, Ste. 2 Buffalo , NY 14217 716-573-1212 Specializing in the art of landscape design. We provide year-round maintenance services for your property including landscaping, lawn care, bed care, mulching, tree and stump removal, spring/fall clean up and snow removal. Restorff ‘s Landscape Service 750 Kenmore Place Buffalo, NY 14216 716-998-0541 Complete landscape construction, design & installation company. Outdoor kitchens, fire pits, fireplaces, plantings, paver patios, walls, and more. Quality and knowledge you can trust!

Ridge Park Landscaping 112 Ridge Park Ave. Buffalo, NY 14211 716-894-0099 River Rd. Farm & Greenhouses 9182 River Rd. Marcy, NY 13403 315-736-3252 Wholesale and retail Easter plants, spring flowers, prefinished spring flowers, perennials, summer annuals, fall mums, and poinsettias in 5 sizes. Fundraisers for schools and organizations. We’re known for great quality, service & fair prices. RM Landscape 293 Peck Rd. Hilton, NY 14468 585-392-7120 RMPI–Remove My Poison Ivy 3263 Leeward Circle Walworth, NY 14568 833-545-5489 RMPI Remove My Poison Ivy specializes in the organic physical removal of Poison Ivy as well as other poisonous species to keep your home and garden safe from the 3 fingered menace! Roberts Farm Market 11170 Maple Ridge Rd. Medina, NY 14103 585-798-4247 Third generation family owned and operated. Vegetable plants, hanging baskets, annuals, perennials & small shrubs. We grow and sell our own fruits and vegetables including 25 varieties of apples. U-pick operations include strawberries, apples and Christmas trees. Rochester Beekeepers PO Box 25291 Rochester, NY 14625 585-820-6619 Informal style club to meet and talk about bees, honey, and beekeeping. Topics are ad lib. Please check schedule for changes. Rochester Dahlia Society 585-865-2291 Rochester Dahlia Society meets most second Saturdays of the month at 12:30 p.m., Trinity Reformed Church, 909 Landing Rd. North, Rochester. Exceptions are August & September. Visitors are welcome. Rochester Herb Society 56 Belcoda Dr. Rochester, NY 14617 585-544-2285 Rochester Herb Society meets the first Tuesday of each month (excluding January and February) at noon. June-August TBA garden tours. We welcome all members. Rochester Museum & Science Center 657 East Ave. Rochester , NY 14607 585-271-4320

Roger Tory Peterson Institute 311 Curtis St. Jamestown, NY 14701 716-665-2473 Home to the largest collection of Roger Tory Peterson’s original artwork, films, slides and papers, the Roger Tory Peterson Institute (RTPI) hosts three major nature art exhibitions each year. The museum’s signature annual exhibition is Art that Matters to the Planet. Each year, the theme of the exhibition draws inspiration from one of more than 50 titles in the Peterson Field Guide series. Designed by architect, Robert A.M. Stern, the world-class facility is located on a 27-acre nature preserve with two half-mile trails that wind through the preserve. Rudolph Galley & Sons Greenhouses 2722 Clinton St. W. Seneca, NY 14224 716-822-9298 Family owned for over 100 years & growing! Professional growers of a wide variety of annuals, perennials, vegetable plants, herbs, cacti, foliage, fall mums, Easter and Christmas plants. We offer a large selection of gardening and cemetery items.


Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk 2 University Ave. Buffalo, NY 14214 716-830-4290 Free self-guided garden tour July 13–14 2024 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Capen by Night July 13 8–10 p.m. Showcasing the neighborhoods surrounding the UB South Campus, 60–70 private gardens and public spaces. Our 23rd year. Free Plant and Seed Exchanges in May and September. Sara’s Garden Center 389 East Ave. Brockport, NY 14420 585-637-4745 A full service garden center and nursery with special emphasis on perennials and water gardening. Saville Farms 4020 N. Buffalo Rd. Orchard Park , NY 14127 716-662-4483 Florist, farm market, garden center, greenhouse Seaway Trail Honey PO Box 25291 Rochester, NY 14625 585-820-6619 An award winning small-scale honeybee apiary on the historic Seaway Trail by Lake Ontario. Harvested from apple blossom, basswood/ linden blossom, wildflowers and goldenrod. Unpasteurized, raw, no chemicals, Kosher certified. Seeds of Living Education / The Giving Garden 150 Pleasant Ave. Hamburg, NY 14075

716-574-8714 The Giving Garden is a school based children’s community garden. Seeds of Living Education (SOLE) oversees the garden, events, workshops and children’s garden club. Seneca Greenhouse 2250 Transit Rd. West Seneca, NY 14224 716-677-0681 Retail garden center. Annuals, perennials, foliage, hanging baskets, garden accessories, seasonal items. Open March to Christmas Eve. Sensenig’s Landscape Supply 1516 Routes 5 & 20 Geneva, NY 14456 315-789-0095 3670 Buffalo Rd. Rochester , NY 14624 585-594-2221 Retail/Wholesale landscape supply store. We carry natural stone, manufactured paving stones and retaining wall block, veneer stone, pond supplies, mulches & soils, and landscape lighting. Serendipity Acres 4846 Route 96 Shortsville, NY 14548 585-289-3720 SerendipityAcresShortsvilleNY Shamel Milling Co. 9384 Genesee Rd. PO Box 288 East Concord, NY 14055 716-592-7700 “The Biggest Feed & Farm Supply in Town.” We carry lawn, garden, farm and deer plot seed, commercial and Scott’s fertilizers, lime, fencing supplies, Weber and Traeger grills, muck boots, livestock feed & farm supplies, hardware & paint. Sheffield’s Seed Co., Inc. 269 Rte. 34 Locke, NY 13092 315-497-1058 Located in Locke, NY the heart of the Finger Lakes Region, Sheffield’s Seed Co., has been supplying Quality Seed Since 1978. We offer tree and shrub seed, flower seed, herb seed, grass seed, fruit, and vegetable seed in our Online Catalog. We work hard to maintain the highest level of service to our customers, sourcing new suppliers and publishing “New Arrivals” daily. Shelter Creek Nursery & Garden Center 3309 Union St. N. Chili, NY 14514 585-594-4123 Shortz Landscape Assoc. 1055 Canandaigua Rd. Macedon, NY 14502 800-357-3465 Landscape contracting. Shrub Coat Family of Products, The 5640 Davison Rd.

Clarence, NY 14031 888-Shrub-Coat Inventor and manufacturer of The Shrub Coat Family of Products; environmentally friendly, costeffective, reusable, and attractive forms of winter plant protection. Simple Elegance Landscaping 1007 Quaker Rd. East Aurora, NY 14052 716-655-3690 elegance.html Singer Farm Naturals 6730 Lake Rd. Appleton, NY 14008 716-778-7077 Sollecito Landscaping Nursery LLC 4094 Howlett Hill Rd. Syracuse, NY 13215 315-468-1142 Landscaping CNY homes for over 45 years. We design and install or help you do it yourself. Sustainable, locally grown and affordable, naturally. Six-acre retail nursery. Extensive display gardens. NYS Certified Landscape Professionals. Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park 151 Charlotte St. Canandaigua , NY 14424 585-394-4922 Public Garden Sorbello’s Garden Center 906 East Genesee St. Chittenango, NY 13037 315-510-3312 South Town Gardeners Member of Federated Garden Clubs of NYS, District 8. meets the 2nd Friday of the month (except January) at 9:30 am, West Seneca. New members welcome. Southern Hills Garden Club LaFayette Firehouse, 2444 US Route 11 LaFayette, NY 13084 315-677-9342 Meetings typically take place at 7pm unless otherwise noted. Offsite meetings usually have an earlier start time. Guests are welcome and membership is open to anyone interested in gardening. For information, please contact Cathy Nagel 315677-9342 or Spring Valley Gardens 3100 County Rd. 10 Canandaigua, NY 14424 315-597-9816 Two garden centers supplied by our own growing operation. Specializing in over 100 varieties of clematis. Display garden. Spring Valley Greenhouse 3242 Daansen Rd. Walworth , NY 14568 315-597-9816


Directory 2024 S cont. Stafford Garden Club 8903 Morganville Rd. (Route 237) Stafford, NY 14143 585-343-4494 Meets the third Wednesday the month (except December, January, February) at 7 p.m., Stafford Town Hall, 8903 Morganville Rd. (Route 237), Stafford. Annual plant auction in May. All are welcome.


Ted Hosmer Lawn & Landscape 1249 Lehigh Station Road Henrietta, NY 14467 585-334-3620 Full-service Landscape Maintenance company . Tompkins County Community Beautification Program 615 Willow Ave Ithaca, NY 14850 607-272-2292 The Tompkins County Beautification Program trains volunteers to work on plantings in the City of Ithaca and distributes grants to rural towns to add beautification elements such as plantings, murals, hanging baskets, windowboxes and benches. Topiary Gardens 1840 Stump Road Marcellus, NY 13108 315-673-9016 Specializing in Japanese maples, dwarf conifers and other rare and unusual plant material. Artistic garden design, installation and maintenance. Town and Country Garden Club of LeRoy Leroy, NY 14482 Meets the second Wednesday of the month (except February) at 6:30pm, First Presbyterian Church, 7 Clay Street, LeRoy 14482. Prospective members and guests are welcome. Contact: leroynygardenclub@gmail. com Facebook: GardenClubLeRoyNY Town of Ontario Garden Club North Ontario United Church, 7200 Ontario Center Rd. Ontario, NY 14519 groups/1374230696086978 Meets at 9:30 a.m. the second Thursday of the month except July and August. Speakers most months, plant sale, flower show, and more. Tree Doctor, The 4752 Shisler Rd. Clarence, NY 14031 716-759-1138 Full service tree care company that includes the services of: pruning, fertilizing, spraying, removals, and many more. 18 | JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2024

Treehaven Evergreen Nursery 981 Jamison Road Elma, NY 14059 716-652-4206 Treehavenevergreen Tuff Skins Technology, Inc. 725 Olean Rd. East Aurora, NY 14052 716-655-0133 Tuff Skins Technology, Inc. is an applicator of polyurea sprayon pond lining. This material is extremely strong and can be applied to any shape at any time with no seams, no folds, no leaks. Turnbull Nursery Inc. 10036 Versailles Plank Rd. North Collins, NY 14111 716-337-2248 We specialize in bare root plants sold in the early spring including trees, shrubs, ornamental vines, fruit trees. Our Container Yard is fully stocked with all your landscape needs. Open mid-March thru November. Twin Oaks Lawn & Landscape Inc. 2455 West Walworth Rd. Macedon, NY 14502 585-482-2990 Paver walkways, retaining walls, ponds, driveways, landscape plantings, snowplowing.


UDig NY 6706 Collamer Rd. East Syracuse, NY 13057 800-962-7962 UDig NY is the place where all safe digging in Upstate New York starts. Place a location request at least two working days before your next digging project at UDigNY. org or by calling 811. Unilock 510 Smith St. Buffalo, NY 14210 841 Buffalo Rd. Rochester , NY 14624 800-933-1503 Concrete paver and retaining wall manufacturer. Urban Roots Cooperative Garden Market 428 Rhode Island St. Buffalo, NY 14213 716-362-8982 Urban Roots is a cooperative garden market, open to the public, supplying local, native and heirloom plants along with quality tools and gardening supplies, pottery, garden art and nature inspired gifts and decor. Open year round.


Van Putte Gardens 136 North Ave. Rochester, NY 14626 585-225-7770 Rochester’s most complete garden center offering a wide variety of annual, vegetable, and perennial plants, acres of trees and shrubs along with outdoor living patio furniture and decor. We also operate an award-winning professional landscape company. VasePlace 6598 Cleland Rd Cherry Creek, NY 14723 716-962-3784 I handcraft unique floral window decor. My glass suction bud and rooting vases are created with found treasures and come with your choice of a live plant cutting or dried florals from my gardens. These vases are perfect for gifting and fresh flower display. Victor Garden Club Victor, NY 14564 The club’s mission is to promote an interest in the development and maintenance of gardens and home ground improvements, promote interest in and develop programs to aid in the preservation of our natural resources and to promote and beautify the Town and Village of Victor through civic beautification. The club meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month except for January and February. For more information, contact Vollmer Farms 6576 Collamer Rd. East Syracuse , NY 13057 315-463-4902 At Vollmer Farms we offer a full line of annuals,perennials, hanging baskets,potted premium annuals and vegetable plants. We also carry a selection of patio pots and deck boxes. In season, we also sell fresh fruits, vegetables, and jams.


Waterford Tilling PO Box 167 Penfield, NY 14526 585-388-6318 Wayside Garden Center 124 Pittsford- Palmyra Rd. Macedon, NY 14502 585-223-1222 Retail garden center open all year; commercial & residential landscape design & installation; 8+ acres of trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, tropicals. Largest selection of hydrangeas & roses in NYS. See website for events & plant lists. Webster Arboretum, The 1700 Schlegel Road Webster, NY 14580 585-234-4622 Planned garden space for relaxation and education . Annual plant sale the Saturday before Mothers Day and Daylily Extravaganza 3rd Saturday in July.

Weckesser Brick Co. 450 Trabold Rd. Rochester, NY 585-247-1100 Weeks’ Nursery & Greenhouses 5955 Shimerville Rd. Clarence Center, NY 14032 716-741-2616 One-stop shopping for all your plant needs; specializing in geranium trees. Large selection of geraniums, annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, vegetables and many flowering plants. Welch’s Greenhouses 1271 Webster Rd. Webster, NY 14580 585-872-2668 In business since 1981, proprietors William and Laura Vendel grow perennials, annuals & vegetable plants for sale at our store. Mulch, topsoil & stone available for pickup or delivery. We also grow plants for towns and restaurants. Western New York Hosta Society East Aurora Senior Center 101 King St., Suite A East Aurora, NY 14052 We are a group of 200 hosta lovers who meet 4 times per year, with a topical speaker, plus hosta sales, garden tours and other activities. We are friendly and welcoming. Check out our website for joining information or just come to a meeting. Our meeting dates for 2024 are February 4 at 2 p.m., April 21 at 2 p.m., November 10 at 2 p.m. Westfield Nursery, Inc.Landscaping & Garden Center 8320 West Main Rd. Westfield, NY 14787 716-326-3032 Our Garden Shop carries an extensive selection of nursery stock, mulch, soil products, fertilizers and pesticides. We also offer fullservice landscape design, installation and maintenance. White Oak Nursery 4350 Kipp Rd. Canandaigua, NY 14424 315-789-3509 Grower/propagator of over 80 species of native trees and shrubs. Supplying plants adapted for natural plantings. Landscape design and installation, consultation services, direct seeding of native plants, invasive species control. Wild Ones Habitat Gardening in Central New York Chapter 401 Parsons Dr. Syracuse, NY 13219 Wild Ones promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities. Our meetings are free and open to the public.

Windy Acres Greenhouse 6175 Wagner Rd. Springville, NY 14141 716-541-4923 Full line of annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, herbs, and veggie plants. Charming country location. Also birdfeeders and water garden supplies. Garden decor. WNY Iris Society 1030 Losson Rd. Cheektowaga, NY 14043 716-741-2912 Purpose: to educate public on different species of irises, how to grow plant and care and appreciate Irises in your garden. Woodstream Nurseries 8500 Wolcott Rd. Clarence Center, NY 14032 716-741-3434 Landscape design & install company with a fully-stocked nursery. Our garden shop specializes in perennials and stocks trees, plants, mulch, and more.


Zantopia Herb Gardens 1147 Main St. Mumford, NY 14511 585-538-6757 Zantopia grows and sells a great variety of seldom-seen and lesserknown perennials and annuals for the gardener looking for something different. Superb quality and full service. Zaretsky and Associates, Inc. 1965 Watson-Hulburt Rd. Macedon , NY 14502 585-377-8330 Creative landscape design and installation. We work with you to design plantings, stonework, carpentry and lighting for your home. We design and install with respect for the environment. Landscape consultation also available. Zehr’s On the Lake 5353 West Lake Road Burt, NY 14028 716-778-5733 Zehr’s on the Lake specializes in a distinct selection of plant offerings that include the following: annuals, perennials, roses, flowering shrubs, flowering vines and ornamental gasses. Zehr’s also offers fresh farm produce in season. Zittel’s Country Market 4415 Southwestern Blvd. Hamburg, NY 14075 716-649-3010 Annuals, perennials, herbs, hanging baskets. Fresh homegrown produce in season. Fall festival, local honey and maple syrup. Jake and Amos Amish products, Zittel’s own jams, jellies, spreads and preserves. Christmas gifts, trees, wreaths, gift baskets.

Calendar 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 & Rehab Facility, 5949 Broadway, Lancaster. Alden Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of the month (except July and August) at 7 p.m., Alden Community Center, West Main St., Alden. New members and guests welcome. Plant sale each May. 716-937-7924. Amana Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of the month (except January) at Ebenezer United Church of Christ, 630 Main St., West Seneca. Visitors welcome. 716-844-8543, Amherst Garden Club meets the fourth Wednesday of the month (except December, March, July, and August) at 10 a.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, Main St., Williamsville. New members and guests welcome. 716-836-5397. Bowmansville Garden Club meets the first Monday of the month (except June, July, August, and December) at 7 p.m., Bowmansville Fire Hall, 36 Main St., Bowmansville. New members and guests welcome. For more information, 716-361-8325. Buffalo Area Daylily Society. East Aurora Senior Center, 101 King St., East Aurora. The society is a friendly group who get together to enjoy daylilies. Plant Sales, May and August. Open gardens, June–August. Facebook. Buffalo Bonsai Society meets every second Saturday at 1 p.m. at ECC North Campus, STEM Bldg., 6205 Main St., Williamsville, NY 14221. 2/10, Hank Miller; 3/9, David Williams Ikebana;4/13, Creating surface roots Dan Zak; 5/11, Workshop bring your own tree and preparing for the show; 6/1&2, Buffalo Bonsai Society Bonsai Tree Show at the Buffalo Botanical Gardens; 6/8, TBD; 7/13, Terry Monroe, (Pittsburg, PA) deciduous; 8/10, Picnic/Auction; 9/14, Ron Maggio (Rochester, NY) Suiseki; 10/12, Mark Arpag; 11/9, Indoor lighting Christine Wilkolaski. East Aurora Garden Club meets at noon on the second Monday of each month, except January. The clubs meets at Nativity Lutheran Church, 970 E. Main St., East Aurora, NY (just west of the 400 Expressway exit). The club’s objective is to stimulate, create interest, and promote education on horticulture, the art of gardening, flower arranging, and environmental conservation; and to promote the beautification of surrounding areas. For more information about the club or membership call 716-912-1589. Federated Garden Clubs NYS–District 8. Nancy Kalieta is the director. Forest Stream Garden Club meets the third Thursday of the month (September–May) at 7 p.m., Presbyterian Village, 214 Village Park Dr., Williamsville and other locations. Summer garden teas and tours available. Ongoing projects include beautification of the Williamsville Meeting House, garden therapy at a local nursing home, youth gardening, and Victorian Christmas decorating. Friends of Kenan Herb Club meets the third Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Taylor Theater. New members are always welcome. herb-club. Garden Club of the Tonawanda meets the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m., Tonawanda City Hall, Community Room. Facebook. Garden Friends of Clarence meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m., September–June, Town Park Clubhouse, 10405 Main St., Clarence. Hamburg Garden Club meets the second Wednesday

of the month at 10 a.m. at the VFW Post 1419, 2985 Lakeview Rd., Hamburg, NY. Events include a June plant sale and summer garden tours. Guests are welcome. Contact Kenmore Garden Club meets the second Tuesday of the month (except July, August, and December) at 10 a.m., Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Rd., Kenmore. Activities include guest speakers, floral designs, and community service. New members and guests welcome. Ken-Sheriton Garden Club meets the second Tuesday of the month (except January) at 7 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 576 Delaware Rd. Kenmore. Monthly programs, artistic design and horticulture displays. New members and guests welcome. 716833-8799, Lancaster Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of the month (except January, July, and August) at 7p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, 55 Pleasant Ave., Lancaster. All are welcome. Facebook. Lewiston Garden Club meets the fourth Monday of the month. See website for meeting information, or contact at PO Box 32, Lewiston, NY 14092. Niagara Frontier Botanical Society meets the second Tuesday of the month September through May at 7:30 p.m. at the Harlem Rd. Community Center, 4255 Harlem Rd., Amherst. Entrance is on the north side of the building. Meetings are open to the public. 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 Ave., Buffalo. Orchard Park Garden Club meets the first Thursday of the month (except July and December) at 11:30 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 4536 South Buffalo St., Orchard Park. Contact Diana Szczepanski at 716-6748970 for membership information. Guests are always welcome. Ransomville Garden Club meets the third Wednesday or Saturday of the month at 5:45 p.m., Ransomville Community Library, 3733 Ransomville Rd., Ransomville. Meetings are open to all. Activities include community gardening projects, educational presentations, and June plant sale. bbonnie2313@ Silver Creek-Hanover Garden Club meets the second Saturday of the month at 11 a.m., Silver Creek Senior Center, 1823 Lake Rd. (Rte. 5), Silver Creek. edlorrie@, Facebook. South Towns Gardeners meets the second Friday of the month (except January) at 9:30 a.m., West Seneca Senior Center. New members welcome. Town and Country Garden Club of LeRoy meets the second Wednesday of the month (except February) at 6:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 7 Clay St., LeRoy 14482. Prospective members and guests are welcome. Contact:, Facebook: Town and Country Garden Club of Williamsville generally meets the second Thursday of the month from 2–4 p.m. at the Ransom Oaks Community Club House, 101 Ransom Oaks Drive, East Amherst. Some meetings are held offsite for garden tours and special events. The club maintains a garden at the Clearfield Library, 770 Hopkins Rd., and membership brochures with program. Information is available in the library. For information, contact Lanscombe@roadrunner. com. Tropical Fish Society of Erie County meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m., Lake Erie Italian Club, 3200 South Park Ave., Lackawanna, NY 14218. Western New York Herb Study Group meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m., Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. Facebook.

Western New York Honey Producers, Inc. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County, 21 South Grove St., East Aurora. Western New York Hosta Society. The WNYHS was formed to encourage members to appreciate hostas and to provide them with access to quality new varieties. The group meets three times a year at the East Aurora Senior Center, 101 King St., East Aurora NY 14052. Western New York Hosta Society Breakfast Meetings are friendly get-togethers the first Saturday (winter months only) at 10 a.m., Forestview Restaurant, Depew. Western New York Iris Society meets at the Julia B Reinstein Library, 1030 Losson Rd., Cheektowaga, NY at 1:30 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. NYS Iris Society will take a winter recess and will not be back until February 2024: 2/4, Demonstrations of Floral Design and how to take pictures of irises to enter photo contest in fall. 3/3, Another demonstration of different Floral Design. How to prepare your spring iris garden. Western New York Rose Society meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. St. StephensBethlehem United Church of Christ, 750 Wehrle Dr., Williamsville. Check the Facebook page or website for meeting content, 2/21, 7 p.m.: Painting Party “Learn How to Paint Roses.” 3/20, 7 p.m.: Rose Garden Prep Lecture “Pruning, Planting, Fertilizing and Spraying.” Youngstown Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 100 Church St., Youngstown. Facebook.

FREQUENT HOSTS BECBG: Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo, NY 14218. 716/827-1584; CCE/CC: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cattaraugus County, 28 Parkside Drive, Ellicottville, NY 14731. 716-699-2377; CCE/EC: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Erie County, 21 South Grove St., East Aurora, NY 14052. 716-652-5400 x174; erie.cce.cornell. edu. REIN: Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY 14043. 716-6835959; URBN: Urban Roots Cooperative Garden Market, 428 Rhode Island St., Buffalo, NY 14213, patti@, 716-362-8982,

CLASSES / EVENTS F - Indicates activities especially appropriate for children and families. S- Indicates plant sales/swaps. O - Online event. First Wednesday of the Month for 2024: Free Community Nights, 5–8 p.m. Visitors can enjoy free admission the first Wednesday evening of the month. Sponsored by Assemblyman Pat Burke. BECBG December 1–March 21: Buffalo Audubon 2024 Winter Birding Challenge. Those who join can complete twenty of thirty birding tasks to earn a 2024 patch and a chance to win a pair of binoculars. Sign up at January 6, 20, February 3, 17: Gardeners Give and Take @ Urban Roots, 10 a.m. There will be an informal discussion on everything gardening. All from novice to expert can share successes, failures, concerns, and ideas. A great way to meet fellow gardeners in our community and further your gardening knowledge. URBN UPSTATE GARDENERS’ JOURNAL | 19

Calendar BUFFALO cont. January 13: Composting, Noon–1:30 p.m. Register at URBN S/O January 14–May 4: The Great Plant Sale Online. The horticulture team hand selected unique plant varieties that buyers won’t find at a local nursery. Shoppers are invited to some jammies, snuggle up on the couch, and shop for your dream garden! BECBG January 18–March 3: Orchid Exhibit. Included with admission. BECBG January 18–20, 25–27, February 1–3, 9–10, 12–14, 16–21, 23–25, March 1–2: Orchids After Dark, 6–9:30 p.m. Visitors can view the beautiful blooms of the Orchid Exhibit after the sun sets. Hundreds of magical lights will guide visitors through the twelve greenhouses, bathing the orchid displays in brilliant colors. BECBG January 20: Woods Walk: Winter Plants, 1 p.m. Plants make it through the winter in an amazing number of ways. Walkers can see some great examples in the woods during the walk. REIN O January 23: Planning a Vegetable Garden, 12–12:30 p.m. Master Gardeners will teach those who sign up some tips and tricks on how to grow a successful vegetable garden. In-person and via Zoom. CCE/CC January 24: Winter Wildflowers, 10:30 a.m. Those who sign up can view the world of winter plants and see what next summer’s wildflowers will look like during this indoor program. REIN January 25: Full Moon Walk, 6:30 p.m. Walkers can listen for the night sounds of the woods on this guided night walk. REIN January 27: National Seed Swap Day & Catalog Party, Noon–1p.m. CCE’s Master gardeners will teach about seed starting, where to buy seeds, and how to save seeds. Master Gardeners will bring their favorite seed catalogs and share theirs and Cornell’s recommended varieties. CCE/CC January 27: Garden Planning 101, Noon–1:30 p.m. Register at URBN January 27: Beekeeping 101, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. For those thinking of becoming a beekeeper in 2024 this is the place to start. This class will cover all the basics one needs to know before deciding to get a first hive. Masterson’s Garden Center, 725 Olean Rd., East Aurora, NY 14052. 716-655-0133, F January 27: I Bird NY for Kids, 9 a.m. Small teams of kids will compete to see who can find the most birds during ninety-minute hikes at Reinstein Woods and other nearby NYS Birding Trail sites. REIN O February 5: Gardening for Birds, 3–4 p.m. Becca will discuss how people can support birds in their garden and landscape. Students will learn how to get involved in their own back yard via the Great Backyard Bird Count. In-person and via zoom. CCE/CC February 8, 15, 22: Thurs-Date Nights, 6–9 p.m. Celebrate the most romantic month of the year with a special trip to the Botanical Gardens for Date Nights! BECBG February 9: Love is Love Night, 6–9:30 p.m. This is a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community. All are welcome. Joining the event for the evening is Glys, Niagara Pride, SoberOneSix. Drag Queen performances at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. presented by Sober One Six: featuring Willa DeWhisp, Freddie Hercury, Gorganna, and Carina Gunn, music by Lydvicious. BECBG February 9–18: Love Week, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. The Botanical Gardens has ten days full of events perfect for Valentine celebrations. BECBG February 10: Seeds (Saving, Start, Swap), Noon–1:30 p.m. Register at URBN February 10: Communities in Bloom Classes, 9–11:45 a.m. Cut This Not That, Lessons in Pruning; Want 20 | JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2024

to Start Your Own Seeds? Learn easy winter sowing techniques. Orchard Park Community Activity Center, 4520 California Rd., Orchard Park. Register at erie. CC/EC February 10: Valentine’s Day Floral Arrangement, 10–11 a.m. or 2–3 p.m. This fun floral design workshop is perfect for a date night. BECBG O February 12: Lunch & Learn: A Visit to the Soil Food Web, 12–12:30 p.m. Join CCE Master Gardener Dinah Hovey as she takes you on a journey into the wonderful world of soil health. In-person and via Zoom. CCE/CC February 12: Make Your Own Natural Bird Suet, 5–6 p.m. Participants will get to make their own bird suet to take home. Master Gardeners will be available for questions and to provide recommendations on trees and shrubs to support wildlife. CCE/CC F February 19–23: Tropical Staycation Wegmans Week of Play, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Enjoy an exotic adventure in right in the area backyard during this Tropical Staycation, a Wegmans Week of Play. BECBG February 24: Communities in Bloom Classes, 9–11:45 a.m. Gardening Tool of the Future (and Now): Your Smart Phone; Keeping an Eye Out for and Reporting Trouble-some Garden Invaders. Roswell Park Community Building, 907 Michigan Ave., Buffalo. Register at CC/EC February 24: Year-Round Gardening, Noon–1:30 p.m. Register at URBN F March 3: A Groundhog’s Guide to Predicting the Weather, 11 a.m. How do groundhogs predict the weather? The groundhogs haven’t let us in on their secrets yet, but students can learn other ways to predict the weather. REIN February 3: Woods Walk: Animal Tracks, 1 p.m. One of the great things about winter is tracks in the snow. Walkers can look for them and the other clues that animals leave behind. REIN February 13: Winter Tree ID, 10:30 a.m. Many people don’t know the difference between a spruce and a pine tree. In this class, students can learn how to identify local trees in winter. REIN February 17: Great Backyard Bird Count, 10 a.m. Join the global effort to identify and count birds this weekend on a walk at Reinstein Woods. REIN March 9: Berry and Fruit Trees, Noon–1:30 p.m. Register at URBN March 9: Master Gardener Education Day. Speakers include Heather Holm, pollinator conservationist and award-winning author, and Tom Mitchell, local horticulture expert. Classics V Banquet and Conference Center 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst, NY. Register at CC/EC March 12: Master Gardener Terrarium/Fairy Garden Fundraiser, 6–8 p.m. Join them for a terrarium making workshop. CCE/CC March 13: Container Gardening, Noon–1:30 p.m. Register at URBN March 30: Native Plants, Noon–1:30 p.m. Register at URBN

SAVE THE DATE… July 19–20: Ken-Ton Garden Tour Night Lights, 8:30– 11 p.m. July 20–21: Ken-Ton Garden Tour Day Tour, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

ITHACA REGULAR CLUB MEETINGS Adirondack Chapter, North American Rock Garden Society (ACNARGS) Meetings are open to all. Check the current newsletter on the website for meeting location: or

Auraca Herbarists, an herb study group, usually meets the second Tuesday of the month at noon, Cornell Botanic Gardens, Ithaca. Brownbag lunch at noon followed by the program and herb of the month. Field trips during the growing season. All are welcome. Contact: Pat Curran, Elmira Garden Club meets the first Thursday of the month, April–December, at 6 p.m., 426 Fulton St., Elmira. Annual plant sale, workshops, monthly meetings, local garden tours and community gardening services. Karen Coletta, 607-731-8320, Facebook. Finger Lakes Native Plant Society meetings are usually on the third Tuesday of the month September to May. They are an organization dedicated to promoting the appreciation of native flora and hold free public field trips, free indoor programs, and provide members a newsletter, seed exchange, native plant sale, and a December celebration of native plants., Windsor NY Garden Group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 10 a.m., members’ homes or Windsor Community House, 107 Main St., Windsor.

CLASSES / EVENTS January 26: Winter Wonders: A Mindful Botany Walk, 12–1 p.m. Visitors can join Cornell Botanic Gardens staff to observe the beauty and peacefulness of the season on this special winter version of our popular “Mindful Botany” series. Cornell Botanic Gardens, 1 Plantations Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850. 607-254-7430; February 16: Garden in Winter, 1–2 p.m. This event is a guided walk through the Mullestein Family Winter Garden with horticulturist Emily Norsen. Cornell Botanic Gardens, 1 Plantations Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850. 607-254-7430; March 1: Ithaca Native Landscape Symposium. In-person and via zoom. Registration and information at

ROCHESTER REGULAR CLUB MEETINGS 7th District Federated Garden Clubs New York State, Inc. meets the first Wednesday of the month. African Violet and Gesneriad Society of Rochester meets the first Thursday of the month September– November and March–May, 7–9 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 4301 Mt. Read Blvd., Rochester, NY 14616. December and June meetings are social events TBD location. Contacts: Douglas Burdick, 585313-8674, Barb Festenstein, 585461-1673, Bloomfield Garden Club meets the third Thursday of the month at 11:45 a.m., Veterans Park, 6910 Routes 5 & 20, Bloomfield. Visitors and prospective new members welcome. Marlene Moran, 585-924-8035, Facebook. Bonsai Society of Upstate New York meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Brighton Town Park Lodge, Buckland Park, 1341 Westfall Rd., Rochester. 585-334-2595, Facebook, Canandaigua Botanical Society meets for in-person botanical events. See website for event schedule. Feb. 8, 7 p.m.: Canandaigua Botanical Society Presentation to seed its Sesquicentennial year, Wood Library, 134 N. Main St., Canandaigua. 3/12, 7 p.m.: Gardening with Native Plants to Deter Invasive Species with Matt Gallo of Finger Lakes Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (FLPRISM) at HWS. Color Pittsford Green meets on the third Wednesday of the month, 6:45–7:45 p.m. via Zoom. All are welcome.

Conesus Lake Garden Club meets the third Wednesday of the month (April–December) at 7 p.m., Chip Holt Nature Center, Vitale Park, Lakeville. Welcoming new members. Contact Dottie Connelly, 585-703-1748. Country Gardeners of Webster This club is for those who like to dig in the dirt, smell the roses, learn about the birds and bees, take a walk in the park, eat, drink, and be merry, or live in Webster. They meet the second Monday of the month. Contact Elaine at 585350-8270 to try this fun-loving club out. Creative Gardeners of Penfield meets the second Monday of the month (except July and August) at 9:15 a.m., Penfield United Methodist Church, 1795 Baird Rd., Penfield. Visitors welcome. Contact 585385-2065 or if interested in attending a meeting. Fairport Garden Club Meets the third Thursday evening of the month (except January, February, March, and August) in members’ homes or in the Perinton Ambulance building. Educational topics are presented through speakers, workshops, local tours, and community gardening i.e., Planter at Johanna Perrin School., fairportgardenclub. com. Finger Lakes Daylily Society members garden in west-central NY, covering an area from Batavia to Syracuse and the Southern Tier. Meetings are held in Rochester or the Canandaigua area. There are generally four regular Saturday meetings held in February, March, May, and September. Visitors and prospective new members are welcome to attend. Contact Deb Lawrence for information, Friends of Ellwanger Garden meet all season long on Tuesday mornings. To volunteer at the garden, please contact Cindy Boyer at 585-546-7029, x12 or Garden Club of Brockport meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m., Jubilee Church, 3565 Lake Rd., Brockport. Visitors can learn gardening tips from knowledgeable speakers, make garden ornaments through hands-on classes, and explore beautiful local gardens. For more info call or email Kathy, 585-431-0509 or Garden Club of Mendon meets the third Tuesday of the month, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Mendon Community Center, 167 North Main St., Honeoye Falls. Members work on community gardens and gather new ideas in a casual, social environment. 585-624-8182, joanheaney70@ Garden Path of Penfield meets the third Wednesday of the month, September–May at 7 p.m., Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd., Penfield. Members enjoy all aspects of gardening, new members welcome. Gates Garden Club meets the second Thursday of the month (except July and August) at 6:30 p.m., Gates Town Annex, 1605 Buffalo Rd., Rochester. New members and guests welcome. 585-247-1248, scece6@ Genesee Region Orchid Society (GROS) meets the first Monday following the first Sunday of the month. Meetings in December, January, and February will be virtual. It is likely that meetings from March–May will be in person at the JCC. Please see the website for information, Genesee Valley Hosta Society meets the second Thursday of the month, April–October, at Eli Fagan American Legion Post, 260 Middle Rd., Henrietta. 585-889-7678,, Greater Rochester Iris Society (GRIS) an affiliate of the American Iris Society, meets on a Sunday during the months of March, April, September, and October at 2 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church Hall, 11 Episcopal Ave., Honeoye Falls, NY. Public welcome. Plant Sales, guest speakers or location visits, Volunteer Opportunities. Honeoye Falls, NY. 585-266-0302, 3/10, 2 p.m., Program to be announced.

Greater Rochester Perennial Society (GRPS) meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 1200 South Winton Rd., Rochester, except in summer when it tours members’ gardens. Lectures are held virtually, and garden tours are being scheduled. 2/1, Virtual meeting via Zoom. Perennial Collector’s Treasure Chest with Kerry Ann Mendez, Award-winning garden educator. 3/7, Spring Into Action 2.0—Five Steps To Maintenance Free Gardening with K.C. Fahy-Harvick, Gardening Matters. Location TBD See website or Facebook for updates.,, GreaterRochesterPerennialSociety. Greater Rochester Rose Society meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. on Zoom January, February, and March Email for meeting link. Questions: 585-694-8430. Facebook: Greater Rochester Rose Society.

harvesting, composting, local food, forest gardening, herbalism, green living, etc. Meeting location and details: Seabreeze Bloomers Garden Club meets the fourth Wednesday of the month (except January) at 7 p.m., location varies depending on activity. Meetings may include a speaker, project, or visit to local gardenrelated site. Monthly newsletter. New members welcome. Meetings are currently cancelled; contact Bonnie Arnold with any questions. Bonnie Arnold, 585-230-5356, Stafford Garden Club meets the third Wednesday of the month (except December and January) at 7 p.m., Stafford Town Hall, 8903 Morganville Rd. (Route 237), Stafford. Plant auction in May. All are welcome. 585343-4494.

Holley Garden Club meets the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m., Holley Presbyterian Church. 585638-6973.

Urban Agriculture Working Group (UAWG) meets via Zoom on the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. UAWG is a collection of gardeners, community gardens, and individuals who garden/farm in the city or support such activities. UAWG offers a Spring Conference each year and sponsors the Urban Gardens ROC garden crawl in the fall. In addition, the group advocates for City policies that make urban gardening more accessible for people who want to grow fresh vegetables for themselves or their neighbors. If you are interested in getting on the email list, contact Mallory Hohl, You do not have to live in the city to participate.

Hubbard Springs Garden Club of Chili meets the third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Chili Community Center, 3237 Chili Ave., Rochester.

Victor Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of the month (except January and February) at 6 p.m. New members welcome. Meeting and location details:,

Ikebana International Rochester Chapter 53 meets the third Thursday of each month (except December and February) at 10 a.m., First Baptist Church, Hubbell Hall, 175 Allens Creek Rd., Rochester. 585-301-6727, 585-402-1772,,

Williamson Garden Club. On-going community projects and free monthly lectures to educate the community about gardening. Open to all. 315-524-4204,,

Henrietta Garden Club meets the second Wednesday each month (except May–August and December) at 6:30 p.m. A presenter will speak on gardening related subject at 7p.m. Guests and non-residents are welcome. Handicap accessible. Call 585-781-0278. Lower level of the Henrietta Town Hall, 475 Calkins Rd., Henrietta.

Kendall Garden Club meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m., Kendall Town Hall. 585-370-8964. Klemwood Garden Club of Webster meets the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. (except January and February) in members’ homes or local libraries. Accepting new members. 585-671-1961. Lakeview Garden Club (Greece) meets the second Wednesday of the month (except January and February) at 7 p.m., meeting location varies depending on activity. Meetings may include a speaker, project or visits to local garden-related sites. New members always welcome. Contact, Darlene Markham, Newark Garden Club meets the first Friday of the month at 1 p.m., Park Presbyterian Church, Newark. Guests are welcome. Pittsford Garden Club Pittsford Garden Club meets the third Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at the Spiegel Center on Lincoln Ave. in the Village of Pittsford. The club usually meets in Room 18, but visitors should confirm at the front desk. Masks are required at all times in the building unless requirements change. New members are always welcomed. There is a May plant sale, look for signs in the village. Rochester Dahlia Society meets the second Saturday of the month (except August and September) at 12:30 p.m., Trinity Reformed Church, 909 Landing Rd. North, Rochester. Visitors welcome. See website for up-to-date information concerning meetings and shows. 585-865-2291, Facebook, Rochester Herb Society meets the first Tuesday of each month (excluding January, February, and July) at noon, Pittsford Community Center, 35 Lincoln Ave., Pittsford, NY. Summer garden tours and day trips. New members welcome. Rochester Permaculture Center meets monthly to discuss topics such as edible landscapes, gardening, farming, renewable energy, green building, rainwater

FREQUENT HOSTS CCE/GC: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Genesee County, 420 East Main St., Batavia, NY 14020. 585-343-3040, ext. 132; genesee. CCE/ONT: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Ontario County, 480 North Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424. 585/394-3977 x427;; FRUIT: Fruition Seeds, 7921 Hickory Bottom Rd., Naples, NY 14512., GCVM: Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd., Mumford, NY 14511. 585/538-6822;

CLASSES / EVENTS O- Online event. January 19, 20, 26, 27: Owl Moon, 4:30–8:30 p.m. This is a wintry evening celebration of the majestic owl. GCVM January 20: Hello Bird Lovers! 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Ontario County Master Gardeners Christen Groeling, Judi Ferman, and Pam Tichenor will make suet wreaths, cakes, and ornaments to take home. CCE/ONT January 21: At Home in the Cold, 1 p.m. Harvest Mermaid’s Aurora greens, behind the scenes Fruition Seedhouse tour, seeds for sale, and forest hike or ski if snow. FRUIT January 27: Healthy Yards for Busy People, 1–3 p.m. Fairport Public Library. See Fairport Public Library website for registration. UPSTATE GARDENERS’ JOURNAL | 21

Calendar ROCHESTER cont. O January 30: I’m Growing: Microgreens & Poetry for Mid-Winter, 6:30–7:30 p.m. Via Zoom. Attendees can sip tea, share poetry, and sow microgreens together. FRUIT O January 31: Houseplants 101 via Zoom, 7:30–8:30 p.m. Master Gardener Jill Scheltz will explore the basics for keeping plants happy in the house. CCE/ ONT February 1, 8, 15, 22: Pesticide Training & Recertification, 7–9:30 p.m. A series of pesticide training and recertification classes will be offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension. CCE/ONT February 1: Garden Talk: Gardening in a Warming Climate, Noon–1 p.m. This class is a shorter version of Cornell University’s “Gardening in a Warming World” and discusses the whole landscape approach to gardening. Free. Register to attend in-person at 585-343-3040 x101 or register for a Zoom link at CCE/GC February 5, 12, 26, March 4, 11, 18: Maple Syrup Production. Visitors can learn the entire process of maple sugaring in this six-week class. Equicenter, 3247 Rush Mendon Rd., Honeoye Falls, NY 14472. 585-624-7772, February 5–February 21: 30-Hour Pesticide Technician’s Eligibility Course, 9 a.m.–4:15 p.m. The 30-hour Pesticide Applicator Eligibility Training Program is a series of classes for individuals working in the horticulture industry who need to become certified as a commercial pesticide applicator technician in NYS DEC categories 3 and 25. Upon completion of the 30 Hour Course applicants are eligible to take the core and one category exam administered by the NYS DEC. Cornell Cooperative Extension, Monroe County, 2449 St. Paul Blvd., Rochester, NY 14617. 585-7532550; O February 7: Essential Garden Tools & Tactics for Single Households via Zoom, 7:30–8:30 p.m. Master Gardener Sarah Meyer shares tips, tricks, and hacks for the most gratifying single-handed gardening experience. CCE/ONT February 9–February 25: Dutch Connection. A favorite of thousands of visitors yearly, the Dutch Connection floral display offers a welcome reprieve from the doldrums of Rochester’s often harsh winter season. Eastman Museum, 900 East Ave., Rochester. 585/2713361, February 10: 27th Annual Ontario County Master Gardener’s Spring Garden Symposium, 8:30 a.m.–2:45 p.m. Presenters and their topics are: Krissy Boys, How to Grow Native Plants from Seed; Jennie Cramer, Principals & Procedures of Ecological Gardening; and Lucienne Nicholson, Inciting Joy: A Conversation on Nature as a Spiritual and Ecological Vessel for Creativity, Nourishment, and Healing. Cost: $45.00. Location: Club 86, 86 Ave. E, Geneva, NY 14456. Registration required. Cornell Cooperative Extension Ontario County, 480 North Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424. 585-394-3977,, February 10: Winter River Walk, 9–10 a.m. Walkers can beat the winter blues with a two mile walk along the Genesee River beginning at the River Bend Shelter (off Moore Rd.) at Genesee Valley Park. Genesee Land Trust, 46 Prince St., Suite LL005, Rochester, NY 14607. 585-256-2130; February 14: Valentine’s Brunch, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Offerings include a Valentine's brunch, hike winter trails, enjoy the Gallery, and explore the snowy historic village. GCVM O February 28: Adding Pollinator Friendly Plants into the Traditional Landscape via Zoom, 7:30–8:30 p.m. Join Master Gardener Sandy Ebberts to learn why establishing pollinator friendly plants is so important and how to incorporate them into your landscape. CCE/ONT 22 | JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2024

March 7: Garden Talk: Travel to Canary Islands, Noon– 1 p.m. Attendees will learn what it would be like to garden in a place where there is no level ground or on a volcano. This is an armchair trip to Funchal, a volcanic island off Portugal, part of the Canary Islands. Free. Register to attend in-person at 585343-3040 x101 or register for a Zoom link at genesee. CCE/GC March 9: Planning Your Vegetable Garden Workshop, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Guests will learn the basics of companion planting, garden layouts, and planning sowing dates to make sure they are reaping the abundance of the garden all summer long. GCVM March 9: Pruning Trees in Winter, 1–3 p.m. Jeff Martin will guide participants through the principles and practices of winter pruning. Bring pruners. Free. FRUIT March 10: Strategies for a Birds and Bees Friendly Yard, 2–3 p.m. Pittsford Community Library, Fisher Meeting Room. See Pittsford Community Library website for registration. O March 13: Moths in Your Garden via Zoom, 7:30– 8:30 p.m. Join Master Gardener Susie Nettleton to learn about these fascinating organisms and how to welcome them to your garden. CCE/ONT

SAVE THE DATE… March 27: Toxic Plants via Zoom CCE/ONT April 5: Rochester Seed Swap. FRUIT April 8: Solar Spectacle: A Total Solar Eclipse at GCVM April 8: Totality Together. FRUIT May 18: Spring Garden Gala, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Join the Genesee County Master Gardeners for their annual Spring Garden Gala. CCE/GC


African Violet & Gesneriad Society of Syracuse meets the second Thursday of the month, September– December and March–May. Pitcher Hill Community Church, 605 Baily Rd., North Syracuse. 315-492-2562. Baldwinsville Women’s Garden Club meets the first Thursday of each month except January at St. Marks’ Lutheran Church in Baldwinsville at 7 p.m. The club plants the village flower barrels, raises money for the village flower hanging baskets, maintains the Pointe Garden, donates Arbor Day trees to schools, and gets involved in village improvement projects. Perennial sale yearly on Memorial Saturday morning in the village. See more information at Facebook, Women’s Garden Club of Baldwinsville. Bonsai Club of CNY (BCCNY) meets the first Saturday of the month 10 a.m.–12 p.m., Pitcher Hill Community Church, 605 Bailey Rd., North Syracuse. Contact, Dave Taylor, or 315-395-3018., Bonsai Club of CNY on Facebook. Cazenovia Garden Club usually meets the first Tuesday of the month at 10:15 a.m. at the Cazenovia Public Library. With an active membership, their objective is to stimulate interest in horticulture, develop skills in the beautification of community and home, and create awareness of national and local conservation issues. Meetings feature guest speakers and field trips are planned throughout the year. For more information contact Central New York Orchid Society meets the first Sunday of the month, September–May, St. Augustine’s Church, 7333 O’Brien Rd., Baldwinsville. Dates may vary due to holidays. 315-633-2437, Fairmount Garden Club meets the third Thursday of the month (March–November) at 6:30 p.m., Camillus Senior Center, 25 First St., Camillus. Speakers and community projects. All are welcome. tooley.susan@

Federated Garden Clubs NYS–District 6. 315-4814005, Gardening Friends Club meets the third Tuesday of the month, March–December, at 6:30 p.m., Wesleyan Church, 4591 US Route 11, Pulaski. 315-298-1276, Facebook: Gardening Friends of Pulaski, NY, Gardeners in Thyme (a women’s herb club) meets the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m., Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville. 315-635-6481, hbaker@ Habitat Gardening in CNY (HGCNY) meets the last Sunday of most months at 2 p.m. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. HGCNY is a chapter of Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes; Free and open to the public. hgcny. org and Subscribe to the free e-newsletter by emailing Home Garden Club of Syracuse usually meets the first Tuesday morning of the month. Members are active in educating the community about gardening, horticulture, and floral design and are involved with several civic projects in the Syracuse area. New members welcome., Koi and Water Garden Society of Central New York usually meets the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. See website for meeting locations. 315-4583199, The Men and Women’s Garden Club of Syracuse meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Reformed Church of Syracuse, 1228 Teall Ave., Syracuse, NY. Meetings feature activities and/ or guest speakers on gardening-related topics. The club also plans tours for its members. Members maintain gardens at Rosamond Gifford Zoo and Ronald McDonald House plus host annual flower shows. Regular club meetings at the church will take place in the months of March, April, May, August, September, and November. More information at MWGardenClubOfSyracuse and Southern Hills Garden Club meets the third Tuesday of each month, February through November. Meetings are held at the LaFayette Firehouse, 2444 US Route 11, LaFayette, NY 13084 and begin at 7 p.m., unless otherwise stated. Occasional off-site meetings typically take place at an earlier time. Guests are welcome and membership is open to anyone interested in gardening. For information, please contact Cathy Nagel 315-677-9342 or Syracuse Rose Society meets the second Thursday of the month (except December) at 7 p.m., Reformed Church of Syracuse, 1228 Teall Ave., Syracuse. Enter from Melrose Ave. Club members maintain the E. M. Mills Memorial Rose Garden, Thornden Park, Syracuse. Public welcome.

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LEFT: Cherry blossoms, New York Botanical Garden RIGHT: Coreopsis, Noxos, Greece

Some people might think that in the cold winter months gardeners have nothing to do. But we gardentypes all know that is far from the truth. Our gardens are always on our minds, even when they are covered with frost and snow. In fact, the cold dark months right after the new year is the perfect time to do a few crucial tasks. - Planning: Grab your journal and start dreaming. What new designs are you envisioning come spring? Are there new flowers, vegetables, or other plants that you’d like to experience growing? January and February are great months to jot down your ideas and sketches, so that when spring comes you’re totally ready. - Dig out last year’s seed packets and start organizing. Make note of what you have and what you would like to reorder, share, or discard. Make notes about when you should start planting. - Gather those garden and seed catalogs and make a list of seeds you’d like to order. You can even place many of those orders now, so that everything arrives before spring does. - A few seeds can even be started inside. Some veggies and herbs, like broccoli, cabbage, parsley, rosemary, and several others can be started by the end of February. Your seed packets are your best guide.

bloom on new wood, like roses, can be pruned back in early spring. Shrubs that bloom on old wood should wait until shortly after blooming. This includes spring bloomers like forsythia and lilac. Check your property for Spotted Lanternfly eggs. The egg masses are one to two inches long and are a browinsh-tan color. Scrape them off of tree trunks and other surfaces into a bag with rubbing alcohol. - Even if you gave all of your tools a good cleaning and sharpening in the fall, it is a good time to recheck them for rust and sharpness. Purchase new tools if needed. - Inspect your seed-starting equipment. Disinfect seed trays and test grow lights. - Now is the time to start many seeds indoors. To find the right time to start seeds, visit monroe.cce. (Gardening Factsheets) and almanac. com/gardening/plantingcalendar. Refer back to your winter journal and your seed packets. - Veggies such as beets, leeks, and spinach can be sown or planted outdoors in April or as soon as the ground is workable. - Direct-seed cool-season vegetables such as carrots, beets, radishes, kale, and onions. Plant lettuce, kale, and collards in mid-April for a June harvest. - Once the ground is workable (a handful of dirt is crumbly and temperatures are in the fifties), garden beds can be prepared for planting. A soil test is a good way to determine if extra nutrients are needed. - Start to feed houseplants again. - Clean bird feeders of winter muck and replace, twenty-five feet apart. - Cut back grasses and other perennials that have been left up for winter interest. - Check stored tubers and bulbs. Discard those that are diseased or decayed.


It’s still cold, and in our area of the state it’s likely still snowy. But each day there is a little more sun, and with that increasing light comes excitement and expectation for the spring. Now’s the time to really dig in (pun intended!) to those preseason garden chores. - Check trees for winter damage. If there are branches that need to be removed because of disease, clean your tools with rubbing alcohol between each cut. You can also start to prune trees, with the exception of “bleeders” like maple and birch. 24 | JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2024

Spring has sprung! The long wait is over, and now comes the days when you can spend long joyous hours in the garden. - It’s time to harden off any seeds you started inside. If you are direct-sowing seeds, thin out seedlings to prevent crowding. - That said, don’t get too anxious to plant! In our area it is often best to wait until Memorial Day or when the soil is about fifty degrees to plant annuals and vegetables like tomatoes and eggplant. This is also a good time to plant dahlias, gladiolas, lilies, begonias, and cannas.

- In early May to early June you can do the “Chelsea Chop.” This necessary (and very satisfying) deep trim of flowering perennials like sedum, hardy geraniums, phlox, and more will help those plants thrive and produce flowers longer. You can also cut back to the ground one-third of the oldest stems of weigela, forsythias, and spiraea. - It’s a good time to divide your perennials and share with friends or at a plant/garden swap. - Support or stake taller flowering plants. Put in those tomato trellises, too, before the plants get too big. - Thin out immature fruit from your fruit trees. - You may be tempted to cut back bulb foliage, but try to resist until they yellow. Do remove spent flowers. Spring bulbs can be moved or divided when foliage dies. Do the same for bearded irises so the energy goes into the rhizomes. Divide Virginia bluebell, bloodroot, trillium, and other spring ephemerals when the leaves turn yellow. - Check for signs of insects (chewed leaves, puncture wounds, sticky substances, trails in leaves) or disease (yellow leaves, stunted growth, signs of fungi) on all of your plants. Check under the leaves of tomato, potato, pepper, and eggplants for hornworm eggs. Keep looking for Spotted Lanternflies and their egg masses. Keep an eye out for scarlet Lily Leaf beetles. Handpick and smash! - Don’t let weeding fall by the wayside. It may seem never-ending, but you’ll be glad you kept on top of it and did not let them set seed. - Mulching is a must this time of year. Organic mulches such as wood chips, shredded leaves, pine needles, hardwood and softwood bark, or compost are the best choices. These materials decompose over time, improving soil quality. Mulch out, not up and no deeper than two to four inches. Don’t mulch right up against tree trunks. - Set the height of your lawn mower to about three inches. Leave clippings in place.


It’s high summer, and now your garden is truly shining. But there’s still plenty to do to keep your plants healthy and your garden beautiful. Here is a list of important summer garden chores. - Cut reblooming roses back slightly. You can also prune woody plants before autumn. - This is a great time of year to photograph your garden. Keeping a digital or printed photo catalog of your plants will help you remember where you planted things next spring.

- In the beginning of July, remove peas and other early veggies and replace with either quick-growing veggies such as snap beans, summer squash, green onions, beets, kohlrabi, etc. You can also plant cold-tolerant veggies such as carrots, cabbage, and romaine lettuce for a fall harvest. - Remove spotted or yellow leaves from tomatoes. Do not compost; put them directly into the trash. - Pick off Japanese beetles, Colorado potato beetles, etc. Keep an eye out for pests all over your property including jumping worms which can be found in mulch, leaf waste, and nursery plants. If you find jumping worms, do not share plants with friends and report them to NY iMapInvasives at - Grow extra parsley, dill, or fennel to attract black swallowtails and leave milkweed in for monarch butterfly caterpillars. - Visit your local nursery. This is my favorite time of year to buy discounted plants . - In late August move and/or divide some of the hardier perennials, especially the spring-blooming ones. Consider dividing bearded iris now, too. - Order bulbs for fall planting to get the best selection of varieties. - There is a lot to harvest right now. Garlic is ready when the leaves are yellowing. Harvest beans, cucumbers, zucchini, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, etc. so that plants continue to produce. Peppers can stay on the plant longer to allow them to color. - Give your bird feeders and birdbaths a deep cleaning, so that birds will continue to visit your yard and stay healthy. - Water at dusk to reduce evaporation and add mulch as needed to retain moisture. Water the soil around the base of the plants rather than the foliage. - This is a perfect time to cut back growth in hanging baskets and add some fertilizer. When it is hot out make sure all container plants and flowers get plenty of water especially those in porous Terracotta pots.

LEFT: Gerbera daisies, Rochester Public Market RIGHT: Virginia creeper, Spoleto, Umbria, Italy


Almanac 2024 - Get busy canning, freezing, drying and preserving your harvest of fruit, vegetables, and herbs. - Start watching the forecast for frost in October and be prepared. The average first frost in our area is in mid-October.



LEFT: Marigolds, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, India RIGHT: Bryony, Linnés Hammarby, Sweden

Just because the leaves are changing and the temperatures dropping, doesn’t mean that gardening tasks are over. On the contrary, it’s time to continue the harvest and prepare for winter. - Fall is an ideal time to weed, so don’t fall behind now. We’re in the home stretch! - You can still move, divide, and share your perennials. Again, remember not to share any plants if you suspect disease or pests. - Leave the seedheads of astilbe, black-eyed Susan, coneflower, daisy, sunflowers, etc. intact to provide food and shelter for birds and wildlife. - Do not trim back the stalks of certain plants that overwinter better with the protection of the old stalks. This group includes mums, lavender, culinary sage and Kniphofia (red hot poker). - If you ordered bulbs they hprobably arrived, but garden centers and nurseries will now be putting out their selection. Plant bulbs in late October when the ground cools. - September is the best time to fertilize your lawn and add seed to bare patches. Make the last lawn cutting one inch lower than usual to prevent matting and to discourage snow mold. Aerate the lawn, too, before the snow starts to fall. - Plant radish, kale, spinach, and lettuce seeds in early September - Plant garlic in mid to late October. - If you plan to plant a cover crop like hairy vetch, buckwheat, etc. now is the time to do that. Cover crops can help replenish and renew your soil. - Bring in tender perennials and any houseplants you took outside over the summer. Make sure they are pest-free. If you are unsure, isolate them from other indoor plants for a few weeks. - Early fall is a good time to plant trees and shrubs. Evergreens, including conifers, should be planted by mid-September. - Prevent mouse and rabbit damage to thin-barked trees and shrubs by installing a hardware cloth barrier.


It’s the end of the year and time to finish up those garden tasks that need tending to before it is simply too cold to be in the garden. Even though flowers are gone and the leaves have dropped there is still beauty all around. Take the time to admire the snow or frost on the few remaining leaves and plants. Watch as the birds flock to the feeders and dried sunflowers. Here’s your final list of garden chores for the year. - If the ground hasn’t yet frozen and you have a few more bulbs to plant, go ahead and get them in the ground. - If you didn’t plant any trees or shrubs in October there is still time as they enter their dormant period. - Once we have experienced a few frosts—but before the ground freezes—turnips, parsnips, Brussels sprouts, and carrots can be harvested. Whatever you don’t harvest should be covered with straw to keep the ground around them from freezing. Add straw to the strawberry bed, too. Pine straw works very well if you have some handy. - If you use cold frames this is the time to set them up. Plant winter-hardy greens going in your greenhouse if you have one. - Tie down climbing rose canes to protect them from freezing winds. Mound five to six inches of soil around the bases of roses to protect them from a freeze-thaw cycle. - Now is the time to clean, sharpen, and store garden equipment. Drain the hoses and close petcocks. Sharpen lawn mower blades before storing. You’ll be glad you did come spring. - Reduce the fertilization of your indoor plants until early spring. Keep your houseplants on the dry side to discourage fungus gnats. Don’t water your plants with ice-cold tap water. Let it come to room temperature or use tepid water from the tap. - Birds will still visit your bird feeders in the winter. Sunflower and black nyjer seeds are good winter food. Consider adding suet cages to attract more birds. Continue to keep your feeder clean. - Time to do some winter sowing. Read Kim Burkard’s guide to winter sowing in the NovemberDecember 2024 Upstate Gardeners' Journal.

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