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Volume Fifteen, Issue One January-February 2010



Gertrude Jeykll

Graham Thomas

Lady Emma Hamilton

Port Sunlight

Sharifa Asma

Sir John Betjamin

Teasing Georgia

The Alnwick Rose


Something to look forward to... Roses This spring we will be highlighting our David Austin Roses. After fifty years of intensive breeding, David Austin’s English Roses combine the forms and fragrances of old roses with the repeat flowering of modern roses. They are very easy to grow, healthy and reliable. We offer many varieties, including his new releases to the U.S. for 2010, including the amazing Darcey Bussell. Roses are available the first week of May; containerized, full of leaf and bud, ready for planting. We also can offer you custom growing, simply email us your desired David Austin varieties & quantities by Feb 20th and we will have them ready and waiting on May 15th. (Limited to varieties licensed for United States) Sara’s will open for the season on March 20th, daily 9 to 6, Sundays 9-5

30+ 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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Directory 2010 A A-1 Land Care 1527 Ridge Road Lewiston, NY 14092 Phone: 716/754-4999 Web site: Nursery, garden center, landscaping, lawn maintenance, hydroseeding, topsoil, mulch. Aaron Preston Landscaping PO Box 567 Webster, NY 14580 Phone: 585/265-2490 E-mail: Patios, retaining walls, sidewalks, plantings, new lawns, hydroseeding, drainage, bulk mulch. Acorn Landscaping Rochester, NY 14620 Phone: 585/442-6373 E-mail: Web site: Acorn landscaping specializes in the design, installation and maintenance of water gardens, ponds, water features and other hardscapes such as patios and walkways. We can provide you with the outdoor garden of your dreams. With a detailed complete landscape design, we work with you to create a garden to meet your needs. Adams Nurseries 5799 Genesee Street Lancaster, NY 14086 Phone: 716/683-4885 Fax: 716/683-4912 E-mail: Web site: Western New York’s largest wholesale/ retail nursery with the only lifetime guarantee on nursery stock. Buy Adamsgrown! African Violet & Gesneriad Society of WNY 21 Addison Avenue Amherst, NY 14226 E-mail: African Violet Society of Rochester 52 Harper Dr. Pittsford, NY 14534 Phone: 585/381-6384 E-mail: Web site: Meetings are second Wednesday each month at St. John’s Home, 150 Highland Ave., Rochester at 7 pm. Visitors welcome. African Violet Society of Syracuse 106 Church Street North Syracuse, N 13212 Phone: 315/492-2562 E-mail: Web site: Membership open to all interested in culture, care and propagation of African violets. Meetings held 7 pm. 2nd Thursday of the month, September - June. Andrews United Methodist Church, 106 Church Street, North Syracuse. Visitors welcome. Agway Gardens 1225 Empire Blvd Rochester, NY 14609 Phone: 585/288-6660585/288-9294 Fax: 585/288-9294 We are a retail garden supply operating since 2003. We have a knowledgable staff with over 100 years of combined experience in the nursery trade. We are located on Empire Blvd. across from Irondequoit Bay.


Akron Tree Farms of N.Y. 5911 Fisk Rd. Pendleton, NY 14094 Phone: 716/625-8462 E-mail: Web site: Wholesale grower of deciduous shade & ornamental trees. Alfred State SUNY College of Technnology Alfred, NY 14802 Phone: 1-800-4-ALFRED Web site: Landscape program - 2 year AAS degree. The program training provides a broad overview of the landscape profession with special emphasis on design, installation and construction. All Things Dirt 51 State Street Seneca Falls, NY 13148 Phone: 315/246-5343 Fax: 315/568-8221 E-mail: Landscape design and installation. Master Gardener Amanda’s Garden 8410 Harpers Ferry Rd. Springwater, NY 14560 Phone: 585/669-2275 E-mail: Web site: Planting wildflowers and native plants is an ecologically sound practice, we offer high quality nursery propagated plants for woodland, meadow, and wetland gardens. Unsure what to plant? We offer consulting services. Native animals depend on native plants. Aman’s Farm and Market 2468 East Ridge Road Rochester, NY 14622 Phone: 585/544-8360 Web site: Open all year. Family owned & operated over 100 years. We have an extensive retail garden center & gift shop and also stock over 200 kinds of beer for sale. We are a one-stop shopping store. American Conifer Society 175 Charisma Lane Lewisville, NC 27023 Phone: 336/945-0483 Fax: 336/945-0484 E-mail: Web site: The purposes of the Conifer Society are the development, conservation, and propagation of conifers with an emphasis on those that are dwarf or unusual. standardization of nomenclature, and education of the public. American Irrigation 209 Saxton St. Lockport, NY 14094 Phone: 716/438-0417 Fax: 716/438-0417 Web site: Amherst Museum 3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd. Amherst, NY 14228 Phone: 716/689-1440 E-mail: Web site: Arbordale Nurseries 480 Dodge Road Getzville, NY 14068 Phone: 716/688-9125

E-mail: Web site: Landscaping and design, garden center, nursery, huge pond shop! Arbour Barber, the Phone: 585/289-4117 Fax: 585/289-3328 E-mail: Arborists dedicated to maintaining a legacy of trees with experienced assessmants, pruning practiced as an art and science, and practical advice for enhancing your life with trees. Artisan Sheds 4801 Shirley Rd. North Collins, NY 14111 Phone: 716/337-3550 E-mail: Web site: 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. Atlantic Irrigation 4230C Ridge Lea Road Amherst, NY 14226 Phone: 888/891-3539716/831-2207 Fax: 716/831-2207 Professional supplies and irrigation components, low voltage lighting, pond fountains, hand tools, equipment Attica Garden Club 1984 Attica Road Darien Center, NY 14040-9751 Phone: 585/547-9558 Attica Package Co. 45 Windsor Street Attica, NY 14011 Phone: 585/591-0510 Fax: 585/591-3655 E-mail: We are a supplier of playground matting and triple ground dark landscaping mulch, to villages, towns, state parks, nurseries and the domestic market. On-site tub grinding services are also available. Please call for a quote. Awnings Plus 553 River Road N. Tonawanda, NY 14120 Phone: 716/693-3690 Fax: 716/693-3767 We design, manufacture and install custom fabric awnings. Some of our products include patio awnings, retracable awnings and window awnings.

B Backyard Garden Florist 6895 East Genesee St. Fayetteville, NY 13066 Phone: 800/466-0530315/445-0636 Fax: 315/445-0636 Web site: Florist, light landscaping, gardening and garden maintenance. Party & wedding consultants. Badding Bros. Farm Market 10820 Transit Rd. E. Amherst, NY 14051 Phone: 716/636-7824 E-mail: We raise annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, geraniums, Proven Winners assorted annuals, pottery, accent plants,

fountains, combination baskets, mulches, potting soil, custom pot planting, garden accessories. Bakers’ Acres, Inc. 1104 Auburn Rd. (Rte. 34) Groton, NY 13073 Phone: 607/533-4653 Fax: 607/533-8653 E-mail: Web site: Display gardens, greenhouses, orchard. Open daily April - October. Garden room available for groups of 20 or more. Ballantyne Gardens 4825 Hopkins Road Liverpool, NY 13088 Phone: 315/453-0621 Fax: 315/453-0138 Web site: Bard College Campus & Arboretum 30 Campus Rd. Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Phone: 845/758-7179845/758-9654 Fax: 845/758-9654 E-mail: Web site: College campus with historical tree alles, planted gardens and a formal Italian garden overlooking the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains. Barnes Evergreens 526 Moul Rd. Hilton, NY 14468 Phone: 585/392-9279 E-mail: Web site: 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 Batavia Turf 6465 Transit Road Elba, NY 14058 Phone: 585/548-2552 Fax: 585/548-2259 E-mail: Web site: Kentucky bluegrass, Kentucky bluegrass/ fescue blends, roll out service available for large roll sod, NEW Dura Edge infield mix products. Bauman’s Farm Market 1340 Five Mile Line Rd. Webster, NY 14580 Phone: 585/671-2820 Fax: 585/671-5857 Garden center, farm market, cider mill, Christmas tree farm Bear and the Buttercup, The 11 East Street Honeoye Falls, NY 14472 Phone: 585/582-6500 E-mail: thebearandthebuttercup@ Local artistry based gift shop with something for everyone. Beaver Landscaping, Inc. 5640 Davison Rd. Clarence, NY 14031 Phone: 716/759-7044 E-mail: Web site: Residential and commercial landscape installation and maintenance; hardscape and pond installation; certified Unilock installer; tree & shrub health care programs; inventor and manufacturer of

The Shrub Coat;; 1-888747-8226. Beaver Meadow Audubon Center 1610 Welch Road North Java, NY 14113 Phone: 585/457-3228 Fax: 585/457-1378 E-mail: Web site: Not-for-profit organization. Our nature center offers 8 miles of trails. Theme gardens, nature workshops, and much more. Becker Farms 3760 Quaker Road Gasport, NY 14067 Bedford’s Greenhouse 6820 Cedar St. Akron, NY 14001 Phone: 716/542-6110716/542-1576 Fax: 716/542-1576 E-mail: Web site: Gardening fun at your One Stop Gardening Greenhouse! Specializing in hanging baskets. Growing the largest selection of hanging and an amazing variety of combination baskets in WNY. We still believe in customer service. Opens May 1. Bedlam Gardens 1893 Route 34B King Ferry, NY 13081 Phone: 315/364-8725 E-mail: We lean toward the unusual perennials that are hardy to zone 5 & many to zone 4. Bletillas, spiranthes, a long list of miscanthus, peonies& hardy hibiscus, collections of wigelias and lilacs, as well as some other unusual shrubbery. Come tour extensive perennial & shrub borders. Pack a lunch & enjoy. Bee in the Garden Gift Shop 2488 Browncroft Blvd Rochester, NY 14625 Phone: 585/586-1870 Fax: 585/586-0509 An assortment of garden tools and gloves, small statuary and floral-themed gifts. Belgard Pavers & Retaining Walls 735 Wangum Rd., PO Box 472 Fishers, NY 14453 Phone: 585/924-2103 Fax: 585/924-2141 E-mail: Web site: Manufacture concrete pavers & retaining walls. Bella Terra Greenhouse 8607 N. Main St. Angola, NY 14006 Phone: 716/549-2014 E-mail: Bengert Greenhouses 230 French Road West Seneca, NY 14224 Phone: 716/823-6114 Fax: 716/823-3120 Wholesale / Retail Greenhouse - H.B. Accent Plants - Holiday Crops! Benson Enterprises 1986 Bennett Rd. Victor, NY 14564 Phone: 585/248-0452 Fax: 585/657-6123 Web site: We are a full-service design, build and maintenance company. Our goal is to provide professional, courteous service.



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Directory 2010 B cont. Bergen Swamp Phone: 585/474-1121 E-mail: Web site: Bergen Water Gardens 7443 Buffalo Rd. Churchville, NY 14428 Phone: 585/293-2860 Fax: 585/293-3886 E-mail: Web site: Complete selection of pond liner and pond supplies including water lilies, lotus and pondfish. We also carry a unique selection of dwarf conifers. Berner Farms 11210 Clinton St. Elma, NY 14059 Phone: 716/681-0455 E-mail: Family owned wholesale – retail greenhouse and farm market. Open for Easter through Halloween. Spring potted plants, annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs, in-season fruits and vegetables, local honey & maple syrup. Enjoy a visit with farm animals and bring your camera. Bertsch’s Good Earth Market 1582 Oak Orchard Rd. Albion, NY 14411 Phone: 585/682-3604 E-mail: Better Yards & Gardens 2690 Chili Ave Rochester, NY 14624 Phone: 585/426-5940 E-mail: Beyond the Basics Property Services Inc. 89 Lind Ave. West Seneca, NY 14224 Phone: 716/602-1928 E-mail: Web site: Paver patios, walkways, retaining walls, landscape design, water features, outdoor kitchens, landscape lighting, Bobcat services. Birchcrest Tree & Landscape, Inc. 1385 Empire Blvd. Rochester, NY 14609 Phone: 585/671-5433 Fax: 585/288-4272 E-mail: Web site: A premier tree care and landscaping 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 3016 Monroe Avenue Rochester, NY 14618 Phone: 585/264-1550585/264-1186 Fax: 585/264-1186 E-mail: Nature & garden store Bison Nursery 9000 Main St. Clarence, NY 14031 Phone: 716/630-9767 Full service garden center - retail, wholesale and landscaping. Blasdell Nursery 3527 South Park Avenue Blasdell, NY 14219 Phone: 716/827-5814 Fax: 716/822-6068 Web site:


Blicon Nursery 2958 State Route 104 Mexico, NY 13114 Phone: 315/963-4925 E-mail: Web site: Grow for retail and wholesale large hanging plants container gardens, annuals, perennials, brugmansias, datura, mums. Boardwalk Design One Grove St. Suite 216A Pittsford, NY 14534 Phone: 585/248-8128585/248-8128 Fax: 585/248-8128 E-mail: Web site: Custom decks, gazebos, porches and arbors design and build Bobcat of Buffalo 6511 S. Transit Rd. Lockport, NY 14094 Phone: 716/625-6092 E-mail: Web site: Sales, service, parts & 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! Bobcat of Buffalo - South 10429 Rte 16 Chaffee, NY 14030 Phone: 716/537-2011 Fax: 716/537-2013 E-mail: Web site: Sales, service, parts & rental of Bobcat and Finn products including skid steer loaders, excavators, attachments, hydro seeders, bark blowers, etc. Boka Farms 6021 Campbell Blvd. Lockport, NY 14094 Phone: 716/625-9664 Fax: 716/625-9733 Retail garden center and greenhouses. Bonsai Club of Central New York 6 Bevell Lane North Syracuse, NY 13212 Phone: 315/461-9226315/461-9226 Fax: 315/461-9226 E-mail: Web site: Nonprofit club to encourage the art & appreciation of bonsai. Learn how to choose & train a nursery plant or collected tree into a bonsai. Club meets once a month. We also hold an auction in June and a show in September. Bonsai Society of Upstate NY PO Box 92215 Rochester, NY 14692 Phone: 585/334-2595 E-mail: Web site: Annual bonsai exhibition - educational programs and workshops Borglum’s Iris 2202 Austin Rd. Geneva, NY 14456-9118 Phone: 585/526-6729 E-mail: Web site: Boston Hill Nursery 7421 Old Lower East Hill Road Colden, NY 14033 Phone: 716/662-7411 Fax: 716/662-1208 E-mail: Grower of shade, ornamental and evergreen trees for the retail market Bressinger’s Landscaping & Curbing 11182 Warner Rd.

Darien Center, NY 14040 Phone: 866/547-2244585/547-2244 Fax: 585/547-2244 E-mail: Web site: Lawn installation, decorative landscape concrete borders Brighton Landscape 225 Erie Station Road W. Henrietta, NY 14586 Phone: 585/334-4406 E-mail: For over 26 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 Phone: 585/924-2274 Fax: 585/924-0624 E-mail: customerservice@ Retail/Wholesale garden center. Ten acres of nursery stock, perennials, bulk mulches and soils. Water gardening supplies. Tropical greenhouse. Speciality containers. Full service landscaping, design & installation. Broccolo Tree & Lawn Care, Inc. 2059 Brighton-Henrietta TL Road Rochester, NY 14623 Phone: 585/424-4476 Fax: 585/292-0995 E-mail: Web site: Landscape design & maintenance, lawn care, and tree care Brodner Equipment, Inc. 3918 Lyell Rd Rochester, NY 14606 Phone: 585/247-5218585/247-6794 Fax: 585/247-6794 E-mail: Web site: Outdoor power equipment sales and service Buckwheat’s Florist & Garden Center Rte 16 & 39 Chaffee, NY 14030 Phone: 716/496-7405 Web site: Nursery and garden center; fresh locallygrown produce market; professional florist; open year-round. Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens 2655 South Park Ave. Buffalo, NY 14128 Phone: 716/827-1584 Fax: 716/828-0091 E-mail: Web site: The Botanical Gardens is dedicated to creating, sustaining and interpreting a museum of living plants with a purpose to promote an enduring harmony between people and the natural world. Buffalo Area Daylily Society 8399 Zimmerman Rd. Hamburg, NY 14075 Phone: 716/941-6167 E-mail: Web site: Buffalo in Bloom PO Box 282 Buffalo, NY 14201 E-mail: Web site: 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 Phone: 716/838-1249 E-mail: contact@buffaloolmstedparks. org Web site: The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is a not-for-profit, independent, community organization that promotes, preserves, restores, enhances and ensures maintenance of the historic Olmsted park & parkway system in Buffalo, now and for future generations. Burnap’s Farm Market 7277 Maple Ave. Sodus, NY 14551 Phone: 315/483-4050 Fax: 315/483-6588 E-mail: Web site: Full-service farm market specializing in unique continer gardening, beautiful fall flowers, homegrown fruits and vegetables and the “Garden Café” serving lunch daily.

C Cambridge Pavingstones with Armortec 1 Jerome Ave. Lyndhurst, NY 07071 Phone: 201/933-5000 Fax: 201/933-5532 E-mail: Web site: Manufacturers of pavingstones with Armortec and segmental retaining walls. Casler Flower Farm 895 Babcock Hill Rd. West Winfield, NY 13491 Phone: 315/822-5135 Specializing in field-grown cut flowers. Harvest begins in July. We do weddings, parties, etc. Gift shop open SeptmberChristmas. Unique country store. SIlk, mums, pumpkins, Christmas trees, wreaths & more. Cayuga Daylilies 77 Halseyville Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850 Phone: 607/277-3478 Cayuga Landscape Co., Inc. 2712 N. Triphammer Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850 Phone: 607/257-3000 Fax: 607/257-5242 E-mail: Web site: Garden design and implementation for over 25 years. Growers of 20 acres of nursery stock. Delightfully diverse garden center sprawling over 4 acres. Cedar Street Sales & Rental 111 Cedar Street Batava, NY 14020 Phone: 585/343-4899 E-mail: Web site: Cedar Street Sales & Rental has supplied WNY with quality lawn & garden equipment since 1993. We carry the highest quality brands such as Stihl, Troy Bilt & Cub Cadet. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff & our extensive inventory make us a one stop shop. Central New York Iris Society 887 Co. Rte. 3 Hannibal, NY 13074 Phone: 315/598-3346315/598-3346 Fax: 315/598-3346

E-mail: August 8: Annual sale, auction & picnic iris, hosta, perennials, etc.; free gardening info & tips. RSVP requested. Central New York Orchid Society Web site: 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; Central New York State Nursery & Landscape Association PO Box 3293 Syracuse, NY 13220 Phone: 315/476-1307 Fax: 315/474-1784 E-mail: Web site: 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. Central NY Large Scale Railway Society 887 Co. Rte. 3 Hannibal, NY 13074 Phone: 315/598-3346 Fax: 315/598-3346 E-mail: Web site: To all train and garden lovers: visit our spectacular g-scale railroad layout & unique gardens. Open house May 15, june 12, July 10, August 8, September 4. A night time wonderland! Central NY Plantcycle 307 North Main St. North Syracuse, NY 13212 Phone: 315/458-2881 E-mail: cnyplantcycle-owner@yahoo. com Web site: group/cnyplantcycle Chevalier Lawn & Landscape PO Box 375 North Boston, NY 14110 Phone: 716/592-0854 E-mail: Chiavetta’s Greenhouse 9784 So. Main St. Angola, NY 14006 Phone: 716/549-0458 Fax: 716/549-0458 E-mail: Chicken Coop Originals 13245 Clinton Street Alden, NY 14004 Phone: 716/937-7837 E-mail: Web site: Country gift, garden and herb business with multiple gardens and small shops to browse. Garden and art workshops, see website for details. Thursday – Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm, April – December. Clearly Aquatics 8011 Olmstead Rd. Bloomfield, NY 14469 Phone: 585/657-7679585/657-7679 Fax: 585/657-7679 Clover Lawn & Landscape 485 Landing Road N. Rochester, NY 14625 Phone: 585/244-1626 E-mail: cloverlawnlandscape@rochester. Full service landscape company; 27 years experience



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Attn: Nursery & Garden Center Managers, Landscapers, Designers We are a wholesale-to-the-trade-only grower of field-grown shade & ornamental deciduous trees • We offer high-demand stock such as Japanese maple, paperbark maple & oak, as well as unusual trees like black gum & Kentucky coffee • We also grow a wide selection of native trees Call us for a quote or check out our Web site 716.625.8462 • 5911 Fisk Rd. Pendleton, NY 14094

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Directory 2010 C cont. Clover Nursery & Garden Center 485 Landing Rd. N. Rochester, NY 14625 Phone: 585/482-5372 Fax: 585/482-0149 Full service garden center Cobbs Hill Daylily Garden 1 Hillside Ave Rochester, NY 14610 Phone: 585/461-3317 E-mail: Daylily display garden and sales of hybrid daylilies 570 South Street Chenango Forks, NY 13746 E-mail: kathy@coldclimategardening. com Web site: Cold Climate Gardening provides the information gardeners need to successfully garden in USDA Hardiness Zones 4 and colder. We have a special section devoted to gardening in upstate New York. Coldwater Pond Nursery 600 S. Marbletown Rd. Phelps, NY 14532 Phone: 315/331-8068 E-mail: Web site: Wholesale and retail by appointment. Propagators and growers of shrubs and trees. Concord Amish Village 6652 Rte. 39 Springville, NY 14141 Phone: 716/592-9158 E-mail: We sell Amish made gazebos, sheds, indoor & outdoor furniture, arbors, bridges, fountains, birdbaths & much more. CopperTop Gardens Tea Room 1373 Church St. Alabama, NY 14013 Phone: 585/948-9508 E-mail: Web site: We are an exclusive distributor of buckwheat hull organic mulch, an exciting new product to WNY. Our Victorian Tea Room is now open. Reservations only. See also Marcy’s Greenhouse & Landscaping. Cornell Cooperative Extension, Allegany County 5435 A County Rd. 48 Belmont, NY 14813 Phone: 585/268-7644 E-mail: Web site: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cayuga County 248 Grant Avenue Auburn, NY 13021 Phone: 315/255-1183 E-mail: Web site: cayuga Cornell Cooperative Extension, Erie County 21 South Grove St., Suite 240 East Aurora, NY 14052 Phone: 716/652-5400 Fax: 716/652-5073 Web site: Education for the home and landscape and gardens Cornell Cooperative Extension, Genesee County 420 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020 Phone: 585/343-3040 Fax: 585/343-1275


E-mail: Web site: genesee Master Gardeners offering gardening info, soil testing and plant problems diagnosis at no cost 10 - noon, M-F. Annual Master Gardener Training & Speakers Bureau, consumer horticulture programs, and more. Cornell Cooperative Extension, Livingston County 158 Main St. Mt. Morris, NY 14510 Phone: 585/658-3250585/658-4707 Fax: 585/658-4707 E-mail: Web site: livingston Provide research-based information to home gardeners on a variety of subjects, including (but not limited to) lawn care, pesticide use, gardening practices, and soil testing Cornell Cooperative Extension, Monroe County 249 Highland Avenue Rochester, NY 14620 Phone: 585/461-1000 E-mail: Web site: Unbiased information for gardening, including soil and tissue testing, pest management and cultural practices, as well as household pest management, through the plant and pest diagnostic lab, garden helpline (585/473-5335) and Web site. Cornell Cooperative Extension, Oneida County 121 Second St. Oriskany, NY 13424 Phone: 315/736-3394 Fax: 315/736-2580 E-mail: Web site: Dedicated to the sharing of research based horticultural advice to farmers as well as the home gardener. Master Gardener volunteers are available to answer home gardening questions for Oneida County residents MWF 9-noon. Annual Herb & Flower Festival - Saturday, June 27, 2009. Cornell Cooperative Extension, Ontario County 480 North Main St. Canandaigua, NY 14424 Phone: 585/394-3977 Fax: 585/394-0377 E-mail: Web site: Horticultural education and diagnostic services (soil testing, pest management, and plant identification) Cornell Cooperative Extension, Orleans County 20 Main St. Albion, NY 14411 E-mail: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Seneca County 308 Main Street Shop Centre Waterloo, NY 13165 Phone: 315/539-9251 E-mail: Web site: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Tompkins County 615 Willow Avenue Ithaca, NY 14850 Phone: 607/272-2292 Fax: 607/272-7088 E-mail: Web site: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Wayne County E-mail: Web site:

Cornell Cooperative Extension, Wyoming County 401 North Main St. Warsaw, NY 14569 Phone: 585/786-2251585/786-5148 Fax: 585/786-5148 Web site: wyoming A consumer horticulture program offering educational guidance to home gardeners through classes, phone inquiries, or office visits. Soil pH testing, insect identification, and informational bulletins are also available. Cornell Cooperative Extension, Yates County 417 Liberty St. Penn Yan, NY 14527 Phone: 315/536-5123 E-mail: Web site: Maintain hotline, e-mail and phone to answer questions Cornell Orchards 709 Dryden Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850 Phone: 607/255-4542 Fax: 607/257-0520 E-mail: Cornell Plantations 1 Plantations Road Ithaca, NY 14850 Phone: 607/255-2400 Fax: 607/255-2404 E-mail: Web site: Cornell Plantations is the arboretum, botanical garden and natural areas of Cornell University. Open year-round, sunrise to sunset, no admission. Group tours are available by appointment. Cottage Gardens 4540 East Shelby Rd. Medina, NY 14103 Phone: 585/798-5441 E-mail: Web site: cottagegardens Specialty nursery - we grow over 2700 named cultivars of daylilies Cotton Nursery 211 Rice Rd. Elma, NY 14059 Phone: 716/652-9342 Country Corners Nursery, Inc. 6611 Rtes 5 & 20 Bloomfield, NY 14469 Phone: 585/657-7165 Fax: 585/657-7166 E-mail: Complete garden center. Landscape design, installation, patios, walks, rep for Under Glass Mfg. greenhouses. Country Cottage 10448 Harper Rd. Darien Center, NY 14040 Phone: 585/547-9591 Gifts & Gardens - Open 7 days a week Feb 8-Dec 31~Specialty herbs available April-August~Stroll through our gardens & browse in our quaint cottages for an enjoyable outing in the country. Country Way Garden Center 2755 Pemfield Road Fairport, NY 14450 Phone: 585/377-9810585/377-2274 Fax: 585/377-2274 E-mail: We are a retail/wholesale nursery selling a diverse line of nursery stock and specializing in perennials Countrycare Landscape Management, Inc. 448 Sheldon Rd.

Palmyra, NY 14522 Phone: 315/986-2020 E-mail: Web site: Landscape Design and Property Maintenance CountryMax Your neighborhood country store. Thirteen locations, one near you, fo r all of your lawn & garden, wild bird, pet & equine needs. Web site: 5030 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020 Phone: 585/344-4554 5926 Route 31 Cicero, NY 13039 Phone: 315/699-1918 897 Turk Hill Rd Fairport, NY 14450 Phone: 585/388-1030 Fax: 585/388-0069 5930 County Road 41 Farmington, NY 14425 Phone: 585/924-7340 2199 E. Henrietta Rd. Rochester, NY 14623 Phone: 585/334-2180 1298 Route 104 Ontario, NY 14519 Phone: 315/524-3863 Fax: 315/524-3864 625 E. Main St. Palmyra, NY 14522 Phone: 315/597-4831315/597-6140 Fax: 315/597-6140 1945 Balsey Rd. Seneca Falls, NY 13148 Phone: 315/539-5316 5247 W. Ridge Rd. Spencerport, NY 14559 Phone: 585/349-0861 Countryside Flower Farm 1037 York Street Honeoye Falls, NY 14472 Phone: 585/624-9264 Fax: 585/624-9264 Web site: Western New York’s largest perennial grower. Also featuring flowering shrubs, herbs, annuals, hanging basket snad garden gifts. Craft Company #6 785 University Ave. Rochester, NY 14607 Phone: 585/473-3413 Fax: 585/244-2293 Crnkovich’s Farm Market 8041 E. Main Rd. LeRoy, NY 14482 Phone: 585/768-7259 Fresh produce May- December; spring annuals, perennials, herbs, hanging baskets, rose bushes; fall apples, pumpkins, decorating items; winter Christmas trees, wreaths, ropes, kissing balls, cemetery blankets, fruit baskets. Cross Creek Nursery, Inc. 8390 Cazenovia Road Manlius, NY 13104 Phone: 315/682-1118 Fax: 315/682-1035 Web site: Retail & wholesale nursery & lanscaping. Cross My Heart 61069 State Rte. 415 Wallace, NY 14809 Phone: 607/566-2219 E-mail:

Web site: 100 birdhouses at the store all the time. These functional and decorative birdhouses are made by Diane Rivers and adorned with antiques and unusual items. Curb Appeal Property Services PO Box 762 E. Amherst, NY 14051 Phone: 716/688-7463716/636-5722 Fax: 716/636-5722 E-mail: Web site: Grounds maintenance, landscape design & installation. Show removal & ice control. WNY distributor of Magic Salt, which is vegetation, concrete & pet friendly and can elimate black ice to -35F. Custom Turf 296 Rochester St. Salamanca, NY 14779 Phone: 716/945-0283 E-mail:

D D. A. Spencer Water Sculptures, Inc. 3 Railroad Ave. Victor, NY 14564 Phone: 585/924-7542 Fax: 585/924-4221 E-mail: Web site: naturalstonewatersculptures. com David Spencer has been involved in the design & construction of naturalistic landscapes ofr over 15 years. For the last 10 he has specialized in creating water features scultped from natural stone and the landscapes around this unique look. David W. Slayton, Artisan 1658 Middle Road Rush, NY 14543 Phone: 585/533-6475 E-mail: Web site: Debrucque Greenhouses, LLC 431 New Boston St. Canastota, NY 13032 Phone: 315/697-2006 DeConinck’s Farm Market 1530 Maiden Lane Rochester, NY 14626 Phone: 585/227-4198 E-mail: Delre’s Greenhouses 8082 Marble Rd. Akron, NY 14001 Phone: 716/542-9804 Der Rosenmeister 190 Seven Mile Drive Ithaca, NY 14850 Phone: 607/273-8610 E-mail: Web site: Small, family owned nursery specializing in own-root and grafted, cold hardy, disease resistant shrubs, climbers, ramblers and ground covers. Designer Mailbox 395 Sunrise Blvd. Williamsville, NY 14221 Phone: 716/631-0391716/631-0391 Fax: 716/631-0391 Deyoshtoraron Daylily Dale 9543 State Rte 28 Poland, NY 13431 Phone: 315/826-5756 We raise daylilies & hosta and dig them when sold. Open during “digging” weather by appointment.

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Dickman Farms Greenhouses & Garden Center 13 Archie St. Auburn, NY 13021 Phone: 315/253-3030 Fax: 315/253-2983 E-mail: thegardencenter@ Web site: Dickman Farms named one of Today’s Garden Center’s “Revolutionary 100”! 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! Domine Builders Supply 735 Wangum Road Fishers, NY 14453 Phone: 800/444-2103 Fax: 585/924-2141 E-mail: Web site: Dore Landscape Associates, Inc. 5911 Fisk Rd. Pendleton, NY 14094 Phone: 716/625-8005716/625-6348 Fax: 716/625-6348 E-mail: Web site: Full service design - build landscape corporation. Dragonfly Garden Design 200 Sagamore Drive Rochester, NY 14617 Phone: 585/266-3277 We are a small, personalized design and build landscape company with an emphasis on unique gardens & attention to detail. We specialize in deer resistant plantings and oriental motifs. Draves Tree Service 1821 Sharrick Rd. Darien, NY 14040 Phone: 585/547-9442 Fax: 585/547-9359 Complete tree service, landscape design and installation

E E. M. Mills Memorial Rose Garden Thornden Park Syracuse, NY Phone: 315/682-9688 E-mail: Web site: One of 122 gardens accreditied 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 10749 Bennett Rd. Dunkirk, NY 14048 Phone: 716/792-7581 E-mail: Web site: Large & unusual garden featuring hosta & many rare trees, shrubs & perennials. Lots for sale. Call for appointment. Restroom & free picnic grounds on site. Ebenezer Greenhouse 1347 Union Rd. West Seneca, NY 14224 Phone: 716/674-6208 Eblacker & Stone 188 Whitney Rd. Penfield, NY 14526 Phone: 585/233-5320 Web site: Ecker, Howard, Nurseryman 274 Oakdale Drive

Webster, NY 14580 Phone: 585/671-2397 Wholesale, retail grower of hosta, ferns, ornamental grasses, and paperbark maples by appointment only Eden Valley Growers, Inc. 7502 N. Gowanda State Road Eden, NY 14057 Phone: 716/992-9721716/992-3882 Fax: 716/992-3882 E-mail: dnwedenvalley@roadrunner. com Web site: Soils, fertilizer, boxes, geranium trays. Ehrmentraut Landscape Concepts 7175 West Main Rd. Leroy, NY 14482 Phone: 585/768-4690 E-mail: Elaine’s Flower Shoppe 2365 George Urbam Blvd. Depew, NY 14043 Phone: 716/681-4688 Fax: 716/681-8170 E-mail: elainesflowershoppe@verizon. net Elber’s Nursery 2918 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14214 Phone: 716/834-2167 E-mail: Elizabeth’s Country Garden Phone: 315/823-1810315/866-2506 Fax: 315/866-2506 Grower/retailer of annual bedding plants, containers, perennials and garden gifts Enchanted Gardens 1085 State Road Webster, NY 14580 Phone: 585/265-9635 E-mail: Web site: Over 650 daylily hybrids. Open, generally, month of July as National Display Garden of AHS. Call ahead. Enchanted Herb Gardens 9294 Rte 16 Machias, NY 14101 Phone: 716/353-8313 E-mail: Specialty gardens; fairy gardens; garden giftware Enchanted Landscapes 11 Crofton Ct. West Seneca, NY 14224 Phone: 716/677-2350 E-mail: Web site: A design/build firm specializing in new creations, renovations, water features, hardscapes and perennial gardens Enchantment Acres Flower Farm 887 Co. Rte. 3 Hannibal, NY 13074 Phone: 315/598-3346315/598-3346 Fax: 315/598-3346 E-mail: Web site: Let Ron & Donna share a slice of heaven with you. Enjoy their spectacular g-scale train garden and stroll through their unique gardens. Open May 15 - September 4. Iris, daylilies, hosta, peonies, perennials and small shrubs. English Gardener, The 1400 Kensington Ave. Buffalo, NY 14215 Phone: 716/833-8000 E-mail: Web site: Erik Jewelers 505 Fillmore Ave.

Tonawanda, NY 14150 Phone: 716/743-8007 E-mail: Web site: Custom carved natural rocks for gardens, addresses, pet memorials, room & fireplace decoration. Ettinger Horticulture Consulting Services, Terry L. 119 Concord Place Syracuse, NY 13210-2649 Phone: 315/471-5854 E-mail: Web site: We create environmentally sensitive landscape and garden designs and management plans that enhance the appearance, function and value of your property, while providing year-round interest outside your window!

F Faery’s Nursery & Landscaping 3170 Ridge Rd., Route 104 Ransomville, NY 14131 Phone: 716/791-4680716/791-3237 Fax: 716/791-3237 Family run Faery’s Nursery was started in 1966 and specializes in quality plant material. Our landscape design and installation crews pride themselves on exceptional workmanship all over Niagara, Erie and Orleans Counties. Fairport Garden Club E-mail: Web site: We are a member club of the Federated Garden Clubs of New York State. Meetings are held the third Thursday evening of each month (no meeting in January or August). Farmer’s Daughter, The 8386 County Rd. E. Amherst, NY 14051 Federated Garden Clubs of NYS, 7th District E-mail: Federated Garden Clubs of NYS, 8th District 130 Cresthaven Drive Cheektowaga, NY 14225 Phone: 716/836-2573 E-mail: Web site: 8th District is composed of thirty six garden clubs meeting and holding garden related events. The district goals are to become involved in community and youth projects and to educate the public in horticulture and design projects. Finger Lakes Community College 4355 Lakeshore Drive Canandaigua, NY 14424 Phone: 585/394-3500 E-mail: Web site: FLCC in Canandaigua NY offers unique ornamental horticulture, conservation, fisheries, and environmental studies degrees with diverse field experiences and classroom study. One-year certificate in horticulture and taxidermy also available. Finger Lakes Daylily Society 506 McKinley Street E. Rochester, NY 14445 Phone: 585/381-4862    Fax: 585/756-8290 E-mail: Web site: 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 Fence Works 3896 Little Rd Avon, NY 14414

Phone: 585/226-2021 Finger Lakes Tree & Landscape 7666 State Route 5 & 20 Bloomfield, NY 14469 Phone: 585/657-4448 Mature tree and shrub maintenance and consulting. All aspects of tree and shrub maintenance, preservation and removal. Custom retaining walls and walks.

Fresh-Ayr Farm Market 4846 Route 96 Shortsville, NY 14548 Phone: 585/289-3720 E-mail: We are an independent bedding plant grower that offers the best selection of hanging baskets, bedding plants and perennials in the Finger Lakes! Mclallen House B&B, 30 Mclallen St. Trumansburg, NY 14886 Phone: 607/387-3892 Web site: Garden design and consultation by Deirdre Cunningham; at-home instruction on garden maintenance and plant cultivation suited for regional conditions

Frey’s Olde Time Furniture 9992 Main St. Clarence, NY 14031 Phone: 716/759-8166 Fax: 716/759-1825 A large furniture store - dining room/ bedroom/livingroom/etc. - with a large selection of outdoor furniture, sheds, gazebos and garden arbors

Fitch Construction and Four Season Sunroom 2233 Penfield Road Penfield, NY 14526 Phone: 585/377-3330 Fax: 585/377-6319 E-mail: jeanette@FitchConstruction. com Web site: 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.

From the Earth 1530 Randolph Rd. Alfred Station, NY 14803 Phone: 607/587-9877 E-mail: Web site: On Saturday, July 31st several locations in Alfred, NY will present earth-related events and products. Paticipants will include gardeners, craftspeople, and an organic dairy farm.

Fleur De Lis Florist at Red Brick Farm 5031 W. Lake Rd. Mayville, NY 14757 Phone: 716/753-9000 Fax: 716/753-9901 Web site: Retail/garden products, shrubs, perennials, unusul annuals; demonstration gardens; organic fertilizer & products; seasonal itemsÑwreaths, mums, pumpkins, etc.; greenhouses; garden tours

Gallea’s Greenhouse 2832 Clover St. Pittsford, NY 14534 Phone: 585/586-3017 E-mail: Web site:

Flowerland 486 Potter Rd. Buffalo, NY 14220 Phone: 716/821-9549 Florist, garden center and nursery; convenient location Folia 493 Atlantic Ave Macedon, NY 14502 Phone: 585/232-1280 E-mail: Garden design, construction, renovation and maintenance Forevergreens 11398 Bolton Road Springville, NY 14141 Phone: 716/560-8004 Fax: 585/592-7004 E-mail: Web site: Grower of Evergreens for Landscaping and Christmas - Dwarf & Unusual ConifersMaples, Oaks, & More! - wholesale/retail Fox’s Lawn Furniture 7570 Seneca St. E. Aurora, NY 14052 Phone: 716/652-3900 Fax: 716/652-1812 E-mail: Franke, David L., Landscape Architect 4423 N. Bennett Heights Batavia, NY 14020 Phone: 585/343-8200585/343-8200 Fax: 585/343-8200 E-mail: Design and Manangement of Distinctive Landscapes - residential, historic preservation, institutional and commercial.


Garden City Growers 117 French Road West Seneca, NY 14224 Phone: 716/316-1561 Garden Club of Brockport Phone: 585/431-0509 E-mail: The Garden Club of Brockport is a place where friends gather to share ideas and interests and to learn from one another and from guest speakers. Garden Clubs of WNY-8th District FGCNYS 4750 Sawmill Rd. Clarence, NY 14031 Phone: 716/759-6147 E-mail: Web site: District 8 represents 41 Federated Garden Clubs in WNY, extending from Youngstown to Jamestown with clubs all throughout the Buffalo metro and suburban areas. Garden Factory, Inc., The 2126 Buffalo Rd Rochester, NY 14624 Phone: 585/247-6236585/247-6954 Fax: 585/247-6954 Web site: A complete retail garden center for all of your needs. We also grow all of our own annuals, perennials, mums, poinsettias, and Easter flowers. Garden Gate Greenhouse 11600 W. Perrysburg Rd. Perrysburg, NY 14129 Phone: 716/532-6282 E-mail: Retail greenhouse growing a wide variety of annuals, hanging baskets, perennials, fall garden mums; specialize in hardy ferns and clematis

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Directory 2010 Garden Girls 422 Dean Rd. Hudson Falls, NY 12839 Phone: 518/745-8050 E-mail: Wholesale pottery, garden decor, Christmas, tools, West County gloves, Botanical Interest seeds, Sheerlund, Worth Imports, Bar Harbor Cedar Garden Hive, The 6356 Cloud Rd. Julian, NC 27283 E-mail: Web site: Visit Lovely, low-techtap-bar honeybee hive. Cypress body & stand, observation window, brass hardware, sugar feeder, hive tool, veil, manual. For gardeners who value great pollination and healthy habitat for honeybees. Garden Littles 151 Clarke St. Syracuse, NY 13210 Phone: 315/474-2260 Ceramic garden art/pebble mosaic garden tables Garden Path of Penfield Garden Club Phone: 585/377-4437 E-mail: Web site: We meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month, September through May, 7pm at the Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd., Penfield. Members enjoy all aspects of gardening; new members are always welcome! Garden Walk Buffalo PO Box 161 Buffalo, NY 14207 Phone: 716/879-0123

E-mail: Web site: Garden Walk Buffalo is a free, self-guided tour of 260-plus urban gardens, one of the largest garden tours in America. Saturday & Sunday, July 26 & 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit for more information. Gardeners of Rome, New York 110 Maple St. Rome, NY 13440 Phone: 315/337-0738 Develop, promote, and maintain a general interest in gardening. Affiliated with the Gardeners of America/Men’s Garden Clubs of America. Gardens by Greenview, LLC 10880 Transit Rd. E. Amherst, NY 14051 Phone: 716/689-8955 Fax: 716/689-8959 Full service garden center and Christmas shop. GardenScape Professionals Association P.O. Box 1113 Webster, NY 14580-7813 Phone: 585/455-4562585/265-9018 Fax: 585/265-9018 E-mail: office@rochesterflowershow. com Web site: The association of professionals in the landscape and nursery industry that produces GardenScape, Rochester’s flower show. Gasparini Landscaping Co. Inc. 5072 Smoral Road Camillus, NY 13031 Phone: 315/488-4261

Landscape contractor. Installation: brick pavers; retaining walls; outdoor kitchens; sprinkler systems; plantings & lawn. Complete outdoor showroom at 5072 Smoral Road. Genesee Country Village & Museum 1410 Flint Hill Rd. Mumford, NY 14511-0310 Phone: 585/538-6822 Fax: 585/538-2887 E-mail: Web site: Genesee Land Trust 500 East Avenue, Suite 200 Rochester, NY 14607 Phone: 585/256-2130 Fax: 585/271-4292 E-mail: Web site: Your local land conservation organization protecting over 3200 acres of wetlands, woods, and farmland in Greater Rochester. Don’t miss our Backyard Habitat Tour on June 26th and learn about habitat gardening. Genesee Region Orchid Society PO Box 20606 Rochester, NY 14602 Phone: 585/442-3202 E-mail: Web site: The Genesee Region Orchid Society is an organization of orchid lovers and growers located in Rochester, but with members from all over the upstate NY region. We have over 200 members and meet once a month September through June. Genesee Tree Service 554 Bills Rd. Macedon, NY 14502 Phone: 585/385-4060

Web site: Tree Trimming & Pruning * Tree & Stump Removal * Tree Repair & Cabling * Tree Planting * Hedge Trimming * Aerial Bucket Service * Insect & Disease Diagnosis and Treatment * Fertilization Genesee Valley Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society 555 Log Cabin Road Fishers, NY 14453 Phone: 585/924-1739 E-mail: A not-for-profit organization specializing in activities & education related to rock gardening featuring monthly meetings, an annual plant sale, garden tours both near and far, a monthly newsletter and speaker services for other organizations. Genesee Valley Pond and Koi Club 140 Winslow Ave Rochester, NY 14620 Phone: 585/461-5315 E-mail: Web site: Area pond enthusiasts share their passion for pondkeeping and pond fish at monthly meetings held at the Rochester Civic Garden Center’s Warner Castle, Highland Park. Genrich’s Garden Center, Florist & Gifts & Greenhouses 375 Cooper Rd. Rochester, NY 14617 Phone: 585/342-9830585/338-9439 Fax: 585/338-9439 E-mail: Web site: Genrich’s Garden Center is a 2nd generation, family owned business, celebrating our 50th Anniversary in

2010. Our location includes a complete garden center with a water gardening department, full service florist and upscale gift shop, and 30,000+ square feet of greenhouses. One of our specialties is growing unusual and hard to find varieties of perennials. Genrich’s is open year round. Gesneriad Society of Rochester 52 Harper Dr. Pittsford, NY 14534 Phone: 585/381-6384 E-mail: Web site: Gesneriad-dicts of Western New York 52 Harper Dr. Pittsford, NY 14534 Phone: 585/381-6384 E-mail: Web site: Chapter of The Gesneriad Society. Meetings are third Sunday at 2 pm. Please call or e-mail for locations. Visitors welcome. Gladsome Gardens 6047 Seufert Rd. Orchard Park, NY 14127 Phone: 716/648-0094 E-mail: We offer over 600 cultivars of daylilies for sale. The gardens also include a large variety of perennials, annuals and heirloom roses in an expansive country setting. Open to the public weekends in July or by appointment. Kris Weitz owner.

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The Tradition is Being Carried on by Rosy. 1349 Nine Mile Point Road, Webster, NY 14580 585/872-0120

Clifton Springs, NY 14432 Phone: We grow a WIDE variety of annuals, perennials and vegetables - specializing in the best of the unusual. Open April through June.

roses - unique and exotic tropicals.

Goodman’s Farm Market 2227 Cayuga Dr. Ext. Niagara Falls, NY 14304 Phone: 716/325-6911 E-mail:

Greater Rochester Iris Society 9660 Ridge Road West Brockport, NY 14420 Phone: 585/637-6025 E-mail: To educate and promote the love of irises.

Grace Gardens 1064 Angus Rd. Penn Yan, NY 14527-9606 Phone: 315/536-2556 E-mail: Web site: Over 2000 daylily cultivars in display garden. Retail sales May - September.

Great Lakes Concrete Products 5690 Camp Rd. Hamburg, NY 14075 Phone: 716/649-3260

Greater Rochester Perennial Society 597 Chestnut Ridge Road Rochester, NY 14624 Phone: 585/889-4864 E-mail: To learn about and enjoy perennials

Grandpa’s Nursery & Gardens 6720 Rotterdam Rd. Sodus, NY 14551 Phone: 315/483-6784 Fax: 315/483-9917 E-mail: 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!

Greater Rochester Rose Society 133 Torrey Pine Drive Rochester, NY 14612 Phone: 585/621-8780 “Learning to Grow the Best Roses” with monthly meetings, June rose show, garden adventures, etc.

Grandpa’s Nursery & Gardens 6321 Furnace Road Ontario, NY 14519 Phone: 315/524-2002315/483-9917 Fax: 315/483-9917 E-mail: A complete nursery and garden center offering acres of nursery stock - thousands of perennials - huge gift gallery - superior

Green Scapes 7000 East Seneca Turnpike Jamesville, NY 13078 Phone: 315/469-0007 E-mail: Web site: Largest selection of composts, mulches, stones, boulders, brick & pond products installation available

Green Acre Farm & Nursery Inc. 3456 Latta Road Rochester, NY 14612 Phone: 585/227-0510

Gro-Moore Farms 2811 E. Henrietta Rd. Henrietta, NY 14467 Phone: 585/359-3310 E-mail: Web site: Gro-Moore Farms is a your do-it-yourself source for everything needed to make your gardens beautiful. We carry an extensive selection of bedding plants, hanging baskets, perennials and shrubs plus all the products to keep them hardy and healthy. Grossman’s Garden & Home 1801 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd. Penfield, NY 14526 Phone: 585/377-1982585/388-2043 Fax: 585/388-2043 Web site: Grossman’s Gardeb & Home, inspiring and enriching your gardening lifestyle with the highest quality plants & products accompanied by exceptional customer service, while bringing the comfort and joy of gardening home to you. Gullo’s Garden Center & Nursery 4767 Southwestern Blvd. Hamburg, NY 14075 Phone: 716/646-6111 Web site: Retail/wholesale full-service garden center; landscape design and install

H H. A. Treichler & Sons, Inc. 2687 Saunders Settlement Rd. Sanborn, NY 14132

JOIN Wayside’s E-club and WATCH our website for: New Products arriving daily MANY NEW and great Hydrangea varieties FREE monthly DIY garden design clinics and Seminars Weekly specials starting early spring

Phone: 716/731-9390 Fax: 716/731-2992 Family owned & operated; in business for 152 years. H. G. Miller Farm 8150 Clinton Street Elma, NY 14092 Phone: 716/684-2787 Fax: 716/684-4037 Growers of common and not-so-common annuals and perennials. Open year ‘round. Hahn Sales & Service 3779 Lower Mountain Road Sanborn, NY 14132 Phone: 716/731-5513716/731-4779 Fax: 716/731-4779 E-mail: Web site: Your water garden headquarters. We sell pond supplies, koi, fish, concrete statuary, rocks and much more. Hamburg Farmers Market 8 So. Buffalo St. Hamburg, NY 14075 Phone: 716/649-6362 Hamburg Garden Club 3921 Monroe Avenue Hamburg, NY 14075 E-mail: Meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at Noon. A.M. summer garden tours. Hamburg House & Garden Club 3638 Heatherwood Dr. Hamburg, NY 14075 Harmonious Spaces 1706 Sandridge Rd. Alden, NY 14004 Phone: 716/937-7464 E-mail:

Web site: Holistic design for creating sacred space including interiors & gardens. Workshops in the art of living in harmony with nature. We will help you develop a plan to harmonize and balance your home &/ or workspace to enhance all aspects of your life. Harrington’s Produce 7550 Rte.63 Oakfield, NY 14125 Harris Garden Centers 1349 Nine Mile Point Road (rte 250) Webster, NY 14580 Phone: 585/872-0120 Fax: 585/872-0964 E-mail: Web site: Stop by Rosy’s Harris Garden center in Webster for all your gardening needs. The quality and the selection are the best in town. Heart of Franklinville 28 North Main St. Franklinville, NY 14737 Phone: 716/676-5167 Fax: 716/676-5167 E-mail: Concrete garden statuary Heimiller Greenhouses 3016 E. Wings Rd. Newfane, NY 14108 E-mail: lisa@heimillergreenhouses. com Web site:

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Herb Gardeners of Niagara Frontier 62 Jeffrey Drive

Start planning your Perennial Garden NOW!

Mischler’s Florist GREENHOUSES and

Perennial Sale! 118 South Forest Road (between Main St. and Wehrle Dr.), Williamsville, NY 14221

April 23 – May 1

Over 130,000 plants – 60 Varieties

45¢ per plant

Join E-club and/or reserve new varieties by contacting Trish: or (585)-223-1222, x100 Open Daily Year-Round

124 Pittsford-Palmyra Road, Macedon, NY 14502 (585) 223-1222

Sold in packs of four plants ONLY

Full Service Florist 716.632.1290 or toll-free 877.363.1879

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Directory 2010 Amherst, NY 14228 Phone: 716/691-7863 E-mail: Web site: Gardening group - meeting place: St. Mary’s Apartments, 400 Mill St., Williamsville - purpose: to explore, discuss and to learn about herbs - history, lore, botany, uses.

Manufacturer/distributor of fertilizers, weed killers, grub killer, grass seed, DuPont landscape fabric and many other turf & landscape products Hilltop Market 1506 Empire Blvd. West Webster, NY 14580 Phone: 585/671-1967 Garden center

Herbly Wonderful 3701 Pearl Street Road (Rte 33) Batavia, NY 14020 Phone: 585/343-9227 E-mail: Web site: We grow, sell and teach the uses of our large selection of culinary herbs, edible flowers, cut flowers and heirloom vegetables.

Hoe N’ Hope Garden Club Geneva, NY Phone: 315/789-6911 Holley Garden Club 16415 Powerline Rd. Holley, NY Phone: 585/638-6973 Monthly meetings at Presbyterian Church 2nd Thursday of the month at 7 pm.

Hidden Ponds Nursery Inc. 12648 W. Main St. Alden, NY 14004 Phone: 716/937-7014 E-mail: Web site: We are a full service landscaping business, as well as a wholesale and retailer of decorative containerized flowering shrubs and small evergreens. We specialize in decorative concrete curbing for landscape edging.

Holmes Hollow Farm 2334 Turk Hill Rd. Victor, NY 14564 Phone: 585/223-0959 E-mail: Web site: Retail/wholesale nursery selling perennials, trees, shrubs and ornamental grasses. Also a cut-your-own Christmas tree farm.

Higbie Farm Supply 3440 N. Union Street N. Chili, NY 14514 Phone: 585/594-8300585/594-2485 Fax: 585/594-2485 Retail animal feed, bird seed, fertilizer High Point Mills 1225 Lehigh Station Rd. Henrietta, NY 14467 Phone: 585/334-4574 E-mail: Web site:

Horticultural Seed Exchange 273 Rte 34 Locke, NY 13092 Phone: 315/497-1058 Fax: 315/497-1059 Web site: Humble Beginnings 260 Sullivan Rd. Alden, NY 14004 Phone: 716/937-7194 E-mail:

Hurd Orchards Rte 104 Holley, NY 14470 Phone: 585/638-8838585/638-5175 Fax: 585/638-5175 E-mail: Web site:

195 New Karner Road, Suite 200 Albany, NY 12205 Phone: 518/273-9408 E-mail: Web site:

Jewels In The Garden Cowlesville, NY E-mail: Web site: Handcrafted stained glass art. Inspired by nature. Wind chimes, garden stakes, candle holders, floating mosaics. Bringing you reflections of color, movement and soothing sounds to your home and garden.

Invisible Fence of Upstate New York 720 Westfall Rd. Rochester, NY 14620 Phone: 585/271-1700 Web site: Electronic pet containment & pet management products.

Huron Sprinklers 3791 Colon Ct. N. Tonawanda, NY 14120 Phone: 716/743-0467 Hydro Garden Center 1038 Lyell Ave. Rochester, NY 14606 Phone: 1-800-277-1322 E-mail: Web site:

J J & A Farm Market & Greenhouses Rte 15 South Off Exit 9 East Avon, NY 14414 Phone: 585/346-2190 Fax: 585/346-9626 Flower & veggie plants, trees, shrubs, strawberry plants, soils, mulches, jams, jellies, pies, breads, seasonal home grown produce, Christmas trees, wreaths, poinsettias.

I Iannazzi Enterprises 450 Smith Rd. Pittsford, NY 14534 Phone: 585/624-1285 E-mail: Web site: Professional arrangements for independent, escorted, and group tours and cruises to destinations worldwide. Garden tours and culinary tours our specialty.

J. E. Miller Nurseries 5060 West Lake Road Canandaigua, NY 14424 Phone: 585/396-2647 E-mail: Web site: Mail-order 68 page free color catalog featuring fruits, small fruits, berries, shade trees, ornamentals, roses, evergreens, perennials, etc. Jenkins Farm Market & Deli 8637 Rte 36 N Arkport, NY 14807 Phone: 607/295-7722 E-mail: Roadside market with deli and bakery, ice cream, bulk food, Saturday chicken

International Bonsai Arboretum 1070 Martin Road W. Henrietta, NY 14586 Phone: 585/334-2595585/334-6239 Fax: 585/334-6239 E-mail: Web site: Bonsai, supplies, rare plants and instruction. Open by appointment only. Invasive Plant Council, NYS

The Botanical Gardens

and ribs BBQ and greenhouse, farm with vegetables and strawberries

Jim Ames Inc. 11198 Hunts Corners Road Clarence, NY 14031 Phone: 716/542-4267 Small sitework: mostly residential gardening, soil preparation for planting beds and lawn installation and grading to correct drainage problems Johnson’s Nursery 11753 East Main Street E. Aurora, NY 14052 Phone: 716/652-8969716/655-1007 Fax: 716/655-1007 Web site: Garden center and landscape contractor Johnston Greenhouse 8638 Ernest Rd. Middleport, NY 14105 Phone: 716/735-9160 Annuals, perennials, geraniums, vegetables, hanging baskets

J cont. Juliano’s Schuyler Greenhouses & Produce Farms 2365 State Rte. 5 Utica, NY 13502 Phone: 315/735-9385


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Fine growers & packers of fresh fruit & vegetables, hanging baskets, and bedding & vegetable plants

K K & A Landscaping 8198 Main St. Williamsville, NY 14221 Phone: 585/632-1293 Kennywood Farms 11930 Main St. Versailles, NY 14168 Phone: 716/803-2080 E-mail: Specialty cut flowers, mixed cntainers, hanging baskets, urns & special orders, business plantings, wholesale & retail Ken-Sheriton Garden Club PO Box 1512 Williamsville, NY 14231-1512 Phone: 716/634-1353 Kirby’s Farm Market 9739 Ridge Rd Brockport, NY 14420 Phone: 585/637-2600

L L & M Wines Etc., Inc. 2100 Park St. Syracuse, NY 13208 E-mail: Web site: Home winemaking supplies & juice kits Harris Seed dealer, Langeveld Bulb dealer, home garden supplies and packaging supplies for farmers & greenhouse growers L. M. Stone & Topsoil 11190 Walden Ave. Alden, NY 14004

Phone: 716/683-1098 Web site: Retail landscape products and services, snowplow services and lawn maintenance. Pellet stoves and wood pellets. Lakeside Nursery 7147 Lakeside Rd. Ontario, NY 14519 Phone: 315/524-8984 E-mail: Retail sale of container-grown rare and unusual perennials, dogwoods, hydrangeas, magnolias, redbuds, Chinese and Japanese tree peonys, viburnums, zelkovas, etc. Three acres of display gardens. Lakeside Sod Supply 6660 Goodrich Road Clarence Center, NY 14032 Phone: 716/741-2877 Fax: 716/741-4463 E-mail: Web site: Sod grower - instant lawns - fertilizers soil testing & fertilization programs - soil amendments - organic fertilizers - We’ll help you have a beautiful lawn. Lakeview Lawn and Landscape 4477 County Road #1 Canandaigua, NY 14424 Phone: 585/394-6701585/394-0962 Fax: 585/394-0962 E-mail: Web site: 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. Lamberton Conservatory 180 Reservoir Ave.


GREENHOUSES 316 Stoney Brook Rd. Orchard Park, NY 14127 (716) 655-2232 • Specialty Annuals • Perennials • Hanging Baskets • Proven Winners • Herbs

The closer to the greenhouse, the fresher the plants

Rochester, NY 14620 Phone: 585/753-7270 E-mail: Web site: Located within Frederic Law Olmsted designed Highland Park, the historic Lamberton Conservatory greenhouses represent tropical and desert climates. Seasonal displays change five times a year. Gift shop. Admission charged. Open daily 10-4, except Xmas. Lana’s The Little House PO Box 267 Forestville, NY 14062 Phone: 716/965-2798 E-mail: Web site: A beautiful storybook English Cottage, complete with English Gardens, Tours, Gardens, Teas, Workshops, Gifts by reservation. Personalized “experience” not commercialized. Shop Online for Exquisite Teas, Memorable Scones and more. Landmasters Group, Inc. 3670 Buffalo Rd. Rochester, NY 14624 Phone: 585/594-2221 Fax: 585/594-1112 E-mail: Web site: Retail and wholeslae hardscapes, nautral stone and water gardening. Landmasters Group, Inc. 5607 Business Avenue Cicero, NY 13039 Phone: 315/452-1908 E-mail: Web site: Landscaping and construction. Retail/ wholesale supplier of pond supplies & landscape materials including Allan Block

retaiing walls, pavers, natural stone and cultured stone. Landscape DevelopmentOrnamental Horticulture Alfred State College Alfred, NY 14802 Phone: 607/587-4521 Web site: Our Landscape Development Program offers instruction in Landscape Design and Construction that includes hands-on applications in residential & commercial garden design, plant id, landscape sustainability, construction, and maintenance. Lauren Ritchie Ceramic Lanterns 222 Buckingham Ave. Syracuse, NY 13210 Phone: 315/472-0108 E-mail: Handmade stoneware lanterns Lavocat’s Family Greenhouse & Nursery 9855 Heroy Road Clarence Center, NY 14032 Phone: 716/741-3976 Fax: 716/741-6932 Web site: Professional greenhouse growers & landscape design, installation & maintenance. Family owned & operated since 1980. We grow everything we sell and treat our customers like family, answering all of your gardening and landscaping questions. Lewiston Garden Club PO Box 32 Lewiston, NY 14092 Phone: 716/297-5925 Light and Gardenscapes

234 Lein Rd. West Seneca, NY 14424 Phone: 716/675-8017 E-mail: tmanna@lightandgardenscapes. com Web site: Lighthouse Gardens 229 Ontario St Honeoye Falls, NY 14472 Phone: 585/582-5725 E-mail: Web site: Linwood Gardens 1912 York Rd. Pavilion, NY 14525 Phone: 585/584-3913 Web site: Historic garden landscape designed in early 1900s featuring a collection of Japanese and American tree peonies. Linwood Turf Equipment 1818 Linwood Road Linwood, NY 14486 Phone: 585/584-3122585/584-3700 Fax: 585/584-3700 Web site: Equipment dealer; parts-sales-service zero-turn mowers, walk behind mowers and snowblowers, Ertl toys, full serive & repair service; pick-up & delivery available

L cont. Lisa’s Greenhouse 316 Stoney Brook Rd. Orchard Park, NY 14127 Phone: 716/655-2232 Lisa’s Greenhouse grows a wide variety of annuals, perennials, hanging baskets,

Cayuga Landscape Ithaca, NY

Visit our 30 Acre Nursery & Garden Center Superior Nursery Stock • Native and Deer Resistant Plants Horticulturally Trained Staff • Planting Service

2712 N. Triphammer Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850 (607) 257-3000 UPSTATE GARDENERS’ JOURNAL | 17

Directory 2010 Easter plants, fall mums & poinsettias. Open year-round, we offer many gardening classes featuring various topics & new plant varieties. We look forward to seeing you in 2007. Little York Plantation P.O. Box 281 Little York, NY 13087 Phone: 315/749-4861 Fax: 315/749-6058 E-mail: lindah@littleyorkplantation. com Web site: We area 6-acre full service garden center, growing facility and landscaping company. We feature unique varieties of perennials, trees, shrubs, roses and annuals. Lockwood’s Greenhouse 4484 Clark Street Hamburg, NY 14075 Phone: 716/649-4684 Fax: 716/646-6562 E-mail: teresa@ Web site: We are a grower/retailer specializing in perennials, holiday pot crops, and annuals. Lords Garden, The 9998 Clarksburg Rd. Eden, NY 14057 Phone: 716/992-9456 Fax: 716/992-8917 E-mail: performingatyourpeak@ Web site: An acre display garden of 4 distinct rooms wtih water gardens and bogs. A wonderful shop with antiques and books, etc.

Love Arboreal PO Box 57 Fairport, NY 14450 Phone: Please E-mail Or Fax E-mail: Web site: 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. Luann Demare Landscape Design 66 Vanbuskirk Gulf Rd. Newfield, NY 14867 Phone: 607/564-0497 E-mail: It all begins with a plan. Custom ecological landscape designs that enhance your home’s curb appeal or create a backyard retreat. Native plant specialists. We build what we draw. Custom installations and stonework. Servicing Ithaca, NY and the surrounding region. Lucas Greenhouses 23 Pannell Circle Fairport, NY 14450 Phone: 585/223-8951 Fax: 585/486-1551 Luminated Landscapes 1216 Quaker Road East Aurora, NY 14052 Phone: 716/655-7319 Fax: 716/655-7319 Web site: Outdoor landscape and architectural lighting, design/installation/ maintenance, exterior holiday trimming, custom lighting displays.

M Maier’s Mud Acres 1040 Canandaigua Road Macedon, NY 14052 Phone: 315/986-2551 E-mail: maiersmudacres@rochester. Web site: Family owned and operated farm market featuring homegrown fruits and vegetables, unique crafts and honey from our hives. Open July- October daily, weekends in November. Marcy’s Greenhouse & Landscaping 1373 Church St. Alabama, NY 14013 Phone: 585/948-9508 E-mail: Web site: We are an exclusive distributor of buckwheat hull organic mulch, an exciting new product to WNY. Our Victorian Tea Room is now open. Reservations only. See also CopperTop Gardens Tea Room. Marlow’s Orchids 2272 Scottsville Road Scottsville, NY 14546 Phone: 585/889-7083 E-mail: Web site: Retail sales of orchids and supplies. Leasing and rental of blooming orchids. Massoud’s Tree Farm 9716 Roberts Rd. Sauquoit, NY 13456 Phone: 315/737-5011 E-mail: Nursery - Landscape

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Masterson’s Garden Center 725 Olean Road East Aurora, NY 14052 Phone: 716/655-0133 E-mail: Web site: 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. Mendon Ponds Nature Center 3914 Clover Street Honeoye Falls, NY 14472 Phone: 585/334-3780 Menne Nursery 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd. Amherst, NY 14228 Phone: 716/693-4444 E-mail: Web site: Retail garden center, florist, greenhouse & nursery. Trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, garden gifts & accents, water gardening, landscape design & installation. Men’s Garden Club of Rochester 310 High Street Newark, NY 14513 Phone: 315/331-5422 E-mail: We meet 4-5 times per year. Our meetings usually consist of a seed exchange, seedling exchange, garden trip and tomato tasting of at least 12 varieties. Michaleen’s Florist & Garden Center 2826 North Triphammer Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850

Phone: 607/257-3203 E-mail: Web site: Retail florist, garden center and greenhouse boutique open year-round. In business for 20 years, and pride ourselves on customer service and knowledgable staff. We specialize in unusual varieties of annuals and tropicals. Gardeners in business to garden! Mike Moreland`s Lawn & Landscape 2689 Cannan Road Bloomfield, NY 14469 Phone: 585/624-7230 E-mail: Web site: mike_moreland.htm Mike Weber Greenhouses 42 French Rd. Gardenville, NY 14224 Phone: 716/822-8887 Fax: 716/822-6503 Web site: Year -round starter plants and herbs for wholesale customers. Retail open spring, summer, fall.

M cont. Miller Nurseries Garden Store 5060 West Lake Road Canandaigua, NY 14424 Phone: 585/396-9956585/396-2154 Fax: 585/396-2154 Web site: A direct mail nursery. All items in our 68 page catalog are available in our self-

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service area, plus the usual garden store items. Catalog available on request. Miller’s Gardens of Eden 3240 Webster Rd. Eden, NY 14057 Phone: 585/648-6060 Fax: Garden Center

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Mischler’s Florist & Greenhouses 118 South Forest Road Williamsville, NY 14221 Phone: 716/632-1290 Fax: 716/632-8227 E-mail: Web site: Full-service retail florist with garden center offering annuals, perennials, geraniums, Proven Winners, hanging baskets and patio containers Monarch Lawn & Landscape 7 Blossomdale Circle Hamlin, NY 14464 Phone: 585/964-3081 E-mail: We are a design and build company that focuses on hardscapes, plantings, lighting and water features. Mosher’s Landscape 8993 Dinglehole Rd. Baldwinsville, NY 13021 Phone: 315/678-1431 Web site: Landscape service: design, install, maintenance, lawn mowing, mulching Murray Bros. Nurseries 4735 Transit Road Orchard Park, NY 14127 Phone: 716/662-3860 E-mail: Shade trees, landscaping, perennials & flagstone

Napier & Sons 517 Brighton Road Tonawanda, NY 14150 Phone: 716/832-9000 Fax: 716/832-2030 Specializing in commercial and high-end residential installation and maintenance since 1982 Naturally Green Radio Show 19 Trafalgar St Rochester, NY 14619 Phone: 585/328-8300 E-mail: Web site: 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-noon Saturday, and Toronto restaurants and wine 9-11 Sundays. Nature Craft Garden Club Penfield, NY Phone: 585/586-5928 Fax: Laurel Ann Nature’s Lawn & Garden, Inc. 52 Sonwil Dr. Cheektowaga, NY 14225 Phone: 716/681-7793 Fax: 716/681-7796 E-mail: Web site: Organic based lawn fertilizing programs in Buffalo area; online store featuring liquid aeration, soil conditioners and fertilizers

Niagara County Community College 3111 Saunders Settlement Road Sanborn, NY 14132 Phone: 716/614-6423 Fax: 716/614-6879 E-mail: Web site: Niagara Frontier Koi & Pond Club 8590 Phillips Road Holland, NY 14080 Phone: 716/537-2830716/847-4061 Fax: 716/847-4061 E-mail: Web site: Educating people on building and maintaining koi ponds and water gardens. Nica-Art 601 W. Ashland Ave., C. Glenolden, PA 19036 Phone: 484/802-3043 E-mail: Northern Lights 1195 Wehrle Dr. Williamsville, NY 14221 Phone: 716/632-1312 E-mail: northernlightsland@netzero. net Northern Stone & Design Center 7516 Pittsford-Palmyra Rd. Fairport, NY 14450 Phone: 585/223-1780 Fax: 585/223-1860 Web site: Quality landscaping materials and help for the “Do it yourselfer.” Visit western New York’s largest outdoor display and “GET INSPIRED.” Attend a free installation seminar and “GET STARTED.” Prefer to hire a

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O Ock Hee’s Gallery & Bloomfield Gardens 2 Lehigh St. Honeoye Falls, NY 14472 Phone: 585/624-4730 E-mail: Gifts for home and garden, garden sculpture, Asian art. Garden design. Art gallery. Old Steeple, The 381 Main St. Elma, NY 14059 Phone: 716/668-2655 Gifts, primitive antiques, unique foods in a historic, restored setting One World Goods Pittsford Plaza Rochester, NY 14618 Phone: 585/387-0070 E-mail: Web site: Ontario Orchards 7735 Route 104 West Oswego, NY 13126 Phone: 315/343-6328 Fax: 315/343-5250 E-mail: Web site: / Ontario Orchards specializes in locallygrown produce and fresh-pressed cider. We promise delicious pies, cookies and pastries from our in-house bakery, full garden center, greenhouses, complete plant nurseries, and professional landscaping services. Organic Lawn Care

9695 Keller Rd. Clarence Center, NY 14032 Phone: 716/471-3372 Fax: 716/741-8463 E-mail: Oriental Garden Supply 448 W. Bloomfield Rd. Pittsford, NY 14534 Phone: 585/586-3850585/586-8945 Fax: 585/586-8945 E-mail: Web site: Specializing in rare and unusual plant materials with an emphasis on Japanese maples and dwarf conifers.

P Palmiter’s Garden Nursery 2675 Geneseo Rd., Rte 39 Avon, NY 14414 Phone: 585/226-3073 E-mail: A very wide selection of perennials, tree peonies, flowering shrubs, herbs, glazed and terra cotta containers, display gardens.

P cont. Parker Scripture Botanical Gardens 121 Second St. Oriskany, NY 13424 Phone: 315/736-3394 Fax: 315/736-2580 Web site: oneida Maintained by the Master Gardeners of Oneida County and open to the public

Plants that Work for You Native Perennials Sustainable - Problem Solving - Easy Care Potted & Ready for Planting Unsure what to plant?  Amanda’s Garden offers consultations that Trout Lily will help you achieve your goals.

Amanda’s Garden Specializing in Woodland Wildflowers

Open weekends from 9 am to 5 pm beginning April 10 For free catalogue and information, contact:  Amanda’s Garden • 8410 Harpers Ferry Road, Springwater, NY 14560 (585) 750-6288 •


Directory 2010 seven days a week. Herbs, perennials, vegetables, water garden, nature trail and butterfly house. Join us for our annual Herb & Flower Festival June 27, 2009. Patio Enclosures 123 Despatch East Rochester, NY 14445 Phone: 585/385-9999 Fax: 585/385-2210 Web site: Complele sunroom/solarium/greenhouse additions/ retractable an fixed-frame awnings Paul’s Nursery 69 Wilcox Road Fulton, NY 13069 Phone: 315/598-1325315/598-8712 Fax: 315/598-8712 Web site: Wholesale, Retail, Annuals, Perennials, Pond Supplies, Vegetables. All grown in our greenhouses. Peaceful Garden, The 1276 Fairport Rd. Fairport, NY 14450 Phone: 585/377-2470 Fax: Ann Unique gifts, garden art, water features and artisan-made, fine crafts Peppermint Farms 7431 Seneca St. E. Aurora, NY 14052 Phone: 716/655-5214 Nursery with gift shop. Unique attention to home landscapes. Unusual country cottage flowering baskets. Perennial Pastimes 1200 Reed Rd. Churchville, NY 14428 Phone: 585/293-2293 E-mail: Perry’s Nursery & Garden Center 5203 Seneca St. Buffalo, NY 14224 Phone: 716/674-7752716/674-7003 Fax: 716/674-7003 Web site: Full service nursery and garden center - annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees landscape design Petals and Plants 90 East Main St. (Rte. 33) Corfu, NY 14036 Phone: 585/599-4537 Phoenix Flower Farm 2620 Lamson Rd. Phoenix, NY 13135 Phone: 315/695-6777 E-mail: Web site:

Pippi’s Perennials 12 Sherry Lane Kirkville, NY 13082 Phone: 315/656-0842 E-mail: Web site: Pippi’s offers a wide variety of quality perennials and ornamental shrubs as well as a growing selection of hardy water plants. Visit us during the growing season at our location in Kirkville or at the CNY Regional Market in Syracuse. Pires Flower Basket 216 N. Broad St. Norwich, NY 13815 Phone: 607/336-8224 Web site: Full-service flower shop plus 9000 square feet of greenhouse; grows annuals, sell shrubs and perennials Plantasia Nursery 636 Dawson Hill Rd. Spencer, NY 14883 Phone: 607/589-6336 E-mail: Web site: Plantsmen Nursery, The 482 Peruville Rd. Groton, NY 13073 Phone: 607/533-7193 E-mail: Web site: 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! Pleasant Valley Greenhouse 2871 Rte 16 Olean, NY 14760 Phone: 716/373-2929 Fax: 716/373-0758 Web site: pleasantvalleygreenhouse. com Retail greenhouse and nursery - the Southern Tier’s best selection Portable Gardens 22 Havenshire Rd. Rochester, NY 14625 Phone: 585/671-3629585/671-0314 Fax: 585/671-0314 E-mail: Web site: Indoor portable gardens handcrafted from hardwoods with sunlampsÑideal for 365 days gardening in senior adult residences Powers Farm Market 161 Marsh Road Pittsford, NY 14534 Phone: 585/586-4631

Proscape of Rochester, Inc. 1622 Paddy Lane Ontario, NY 14519 Phone: 877/313-3749 Fax: 315/524-3367 E-mail: Web site: Landscape design, construction and maintenance; CNPs and BS Horticulture, Cornell University Pudgie’s Lawn & Garden Center 3646 West Main St. Batavia, NY 14020 Phone: 585/343-8352 Fax: 585/343-4892 E-mail: Web site: Greenhouse, lawn & garden center, perennials, annuals, shrubs, gift shop.

Q Quackenbush Daylily Gardens 557 Sandhill Road Caledonia, NY 14423 Quality Landscaping & Design 12651 Parker Rd. Holland, NY 14080 Phone: 716/537-3700

R R. T. Masters Stone Co. 975 Empire Blvd. Rochester, NY 14609 Phone: 585/482-6560 Fax: 585/482-0781 Rainmaker Designs 882 Curran Road Shortsville, NY 14548 Phone: 585/764-4870 E-mail: Web site: Rainmaker Designs is a unique, one-ofa-kind artistic adventure that provides discerning customers with products in metals, woods and glass enamels. The Carosello Garden Chair was in Life in the Finger Lakes Magazine during 2009 and Rainmakers was spotlighted on the front page of the Canandaigua Daily Messenger. Restorff ‘s Landscape Service 750 Kenmore Place Buffalo, NY 14216 Phone: 716/998-0541 E-mail: Roger@RestorffsLandscape. com Web site: Ridge Park Landscaping 112 Ridge Park Ave. Buffalo, NY 14211 Phone: 716/894-0099 E-mail:

Bee in the Garden

River Road Farm & Greenhouses 9182 River Road Marcy, NY 13403 Phone: 315/736-3252 Fax: 315/736-8960 Wholesale & retail Easter plants, spring flowers, prefinished spring flowers, perennials, summer annuals, fall mums in 5 sizes & poinsettias in 5 sizes. Also do fundraisers for schools and organizations. We’re known for great quality, service & fair prices. RM Landscape 293 Peck Rd Hilton, NY 14468 Phone: 585/392-7120 Fax: 585/392-7180 Web site: Roberts Farm Market 10603 Freeman Road Medina, NY 14103 Roberts Nursery 3172 Dry Brook Road Falconer, NY 14733 Phone: 716/267-7684 Robinson Gardens PO Box 268 Holland, NY 14080 Rochester Civic Garden Center 5 Castle Park Rochester, NY 14620 Phone: 585/473-5130 Fax: 585/473-8136 E-mail: Web site: RCGC is dedicated to promoting all aspects of gardening and horticulture. We offer certificate programs, a variety of horticulture classes, symposia, garden tours, trips and the best horticultural library in our area. Check out our catalog on our website. Rochester Dahlia Society Phone: 585/249-0624585/249-0624 Fax: 585/249-0624 E-mail: Web site: The society meets monthly to discuss items of interest to dahlia lovers and also maintains a display garden at the Kent Park Arboretum in Webster. Rochester Landscape Technicians Program 16 Edmonds Street Rochester, NY 14607 Phone: 585/242-7590 E-mail: Web site: Twelve week/300 hour education program in the basics of landscaping and horticulture - job placement assistance is included - 30 hours NYS Pesticide Certification classes Rochester Water Garden Society 647 Walworth-Penfield Rd

Macedon, NY 14502 Phone: 585/672-5857 E-mail: Web site: Meets the third Monday of the month, 7:30 pm, at members’ homes. Check website for monthly details. PO Box 90866 Rochester, NY 14609 E-mail: Web site: Non-profit Web site offering resources to northern gardeners, including a large link list. Roger Tory Peterson Institute 311 Curtis Street Jamestown, NY 14701 Phone: 716/665-2473 Fax: 716/665-3794 Web site: World class art and photography exhibits. 27 acres wooded setting. Home of Roger Tory Peterson Collection. Rolling Hills Landscape 3655 Mill St. Marion, NY 14505 Phone: 315/926-0607 Landscape design-build Ron Williams Consulting & Construction, Inc. 3870 Rush- Mendon Rd. Mendon, NY 14506 Phone: 585/624-1137 Rose in Bloom Farm 1919 Honeoye Falls #6 Rd. Honeoye Falls, NY 14472 Phone: 585/624-9204 Royal Landscape Co., Inc. 8448 Seneca Turnpike New Hartford, NY 13413 E-mail: Garden center, landscape design & installation.

R cont. Rudolph Galley & Sons Greenhouses 2722 Clinton St. W. Seneca, NY 14224 Phone: 716/822-9298 Greenhouse growers of annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, cactus and foliage plants. Open year-round. Russell’s Tree & Shrub Farm, LLC

CLASSIFIEDS DAYLILIES. Daylilies are outstanding, carefree perennials. We grow and sell over 225 top-rated award-winning varieties in many colors and sizes in our Rochester garden. We are also an official national daylily society display garden. We welcome visitors to see the flowers in bloom from June to September. Call 585/461-3317.


Something for Everyone... Woodstock Chimes • Ibis & Orchid Floral Vases & Candles Garden Tools & Gloves • Mailbox Covers & Yard DeSign Grilling Accessories, Cookbooks & Sauces....

FIREWOOD FOR SALE. $75/face cord, delivered. Brockport area. Call about our current special. 585/468-5970.

Specializing in Weber Grills

GREENS/BOUGHS/BRUSH. All kinds. Douglas, Noble, Grand, Fraser, Balsam, Concolor firs, spruces. You cut/we cut. Loose or bundled. Arboretum on Blue Hill is located between arcade and Springville, NY. Contact Treehaven Evergreen Nursery: 716/652-4206.

Located at

MILEAGE MASTER CENTER “The Grillmaster’s Mecca”

2488 Browncroft Blvd. • 586-1870 20 | JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2010

STONE. For sale: field stone, medina sandstone, landscape boulders. Architectural salvage. Stone $60 per ton. Call 585/478-5970.

9800 Transit Rd. East Amherst, NY 14051 Phone: 716/689-6764 Fax: 716/689-0712 Provider of top quality nursery stock and hard goods to landscapers and retail customers RV Landscapes, LLC 3322 Evergreen Circle Walworth, NY 14568 Phone: 866/543-3941 E-mail: Web site:

S Sara’s Garden Center 389 East Avenue Brockport, NY 14420 Phone: 585/637-4745585/395-9885 Fax: 585/395-9885 E-mail: Web site: A full service garden center & nursery with special emphasis on perennials and water gardening Save the County Land Trust 415 Buffington Ave. Syracuse, NY 13224-2207 Saville Farms 3910 N. Buffalo Rd. Orchard Park, NY 14127 Phone: 716/662-4483 Fax: 716/667-2508 E-mail: Web site: Florist, farm market, garden center, greenhouse Seneca Greenhouses 2250 Transit Rd. West Seneca, NY 14224

Phone: 716/677-0681 Fax: 716/677-0681 Retail garden center. Annuals, perennials, foliage, hanging baskets, garden accessories, seasonal items. Seneca Park Zoo 2222 Saint Paul St. Rochester, NY 14621 Phone: 585/336-7200585/342-1477 Fax: 585/342-1477 Seneca Park Zoo offers families an opportunity to learn while having fun. Our living collection is surrounded by well-done gardens and landscaping. Our green efforts include the Butterfly Beltway Project, in support of Monarch buterfly breeding. Sensenig’s Landscape Supply 1516 Routes 5 & 20 Geneva, NY 14456 Phone: 315/789-0095 E-mail: joel-lynn-sensenig@earthlink. net Web site: sensenigslandscapesupply. com Large wholesale supplier of mulches, pavers (BELGARD, Cambridge), wall stone, pond products and natural stone. Shamel Milling Co. 9384 Genesee St. East Concord, NY 14055 Phone: 716/592-7700 Fax: 716/592-5245 E-mail: shamelmilling@roadrunner. com Web site: We carry a full line of lawn, garden, farm and deer plot seed, commercial and Scott’s fertilizers, lime, fencing supplies, Weber and Traeger grills, muck boots, feed & farm supplies, hardware & paint.

Garden Center 300 Kenmore Ave. Buffalo, NY 14223 Phone: 716/862-8016 E-mail: Web site: Retail garden center, full service florist, landscape contractor

Shelter Creek Nursery 3309 Union Street N. Chili, NY 14514 Phone: 585/594-4123 E-mail: Shortz Landscape Assoc. 1055 Canandaigua Road Macedon, NY 14502 Phone: 800/357-3465315/986-7031 Fax: 315/986-7031 Landscape contracting Shrub Coat Family of Products, The 5640 Davison Rd. Clarence, NY 14031 Phone: 888/Shrub-Coat E-mail: Web site: Inventor and manufacturer of The Shrub Coat Family of Products; environmentally friendly, cost-effective, re-useable, and attractive forms of winter plant protection. Simple Elegance Landscaping 1007 Quaker Rd. E. Aurora, NY 14052 Phone: 716/655-3690 Sites That Click PO Box 90866 Rochester, NY 14609 Phone: 585/342-9259 E-mail: Web site: Internet services firm providing site design, domain registration, site hosting and e-mail services. Web host for and numerous other green industry sites. Snyder Ridge Landscaping &



585 343-8200 Design and Management of Distinctive Landscapes 4423 N. Bennett Heights, Batavia, NY 14020

Snyder’s Greenhouse Gardens 6315 State Rte. 5 Vernon, NY 13476 Phone: 315/829-3435 Springtime bedding and vegetable crop transplants. Sollecito Landscaping Nursery LLC 4094 Howlett Hill Road Syracuse, NY 13215 Phone: 315/468-1142 E-mail: Web site: Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park 151 Charlotte Street Canandaigua, NY 14424 Phone: 585/394-4922 E-mail: Web site: Historic Victorian estate near Canandaigua Lake. Fifty acres including: nine elegantly restored gardens, a handsome 1887 mansion, Lord & Burnham greenhouse complex, Sonnenberg Gift Shop, and the Finger Lakes Wine Center. Spring Valley Gardens 3100 County Rd. 10 Canandaigua, NY 14424 Phone: 315/597-9816315/597-2704 Fax: 315/597-2704 E-mail: Web site:

Two garden centers supplied by our own growing operation. Specializing in over 100 varieties of clematis. Display garden. 3242 Daansen Rd. Walworth, NY 14568 Phone: 315/597-9816 E-mail: Web site: Stafford Garden Club 5576 School Road Bergen, NY 14416 Phone: 585/343-4494 Stanton Landscape 1800 Tebor Road Webster, NY 14580 Phone: 585/265-1900 Fax: 585/265-0978 E-mail: Web site: Complete landscaping services: design, installation of lawns, landscaping, paver walkways and retaining walls, lawn applications and maintenance (mowing/ pruning etc.).

S cont. Stedman Old Farm Nurseries 2857 Main St. Newfane, NY 14108 Phone: 716/778-8540716/778-8541 Fax: 716/778-8541 E-mail: Web site: WNY largest grower with over 300 acres and a million plants growing ready for sale to the wholesale or retail customer celebrating 90 years of business in WNY.

Garden Center • Shrubs • Trees • Perennials

Landscape Design • Planting •  Walks/Patios • Maintenance

Country Corners Nursery 6611 Rtes. 5 & 20 Bloomfield (585) 657-7165

Unusual Ornamentals

Trees, Shrubs, Grasses, Perennials

Holmes Hollow Farm 2334 Turk Hill Rd, Victor, NY 14564 (585) 223-0959

Directions: from Turk Hill turn on Whisperwood, go 100 yds, turn R on gravel rd, L past greenhouse and down hill. UPSTATE GARDENERS’ JOURNAL | 21

Directory 2010 Stedman Old Farm Nurseries 9300 Transit Rd. E. Amherst, NY 14051 Phone: 716/688-5505 E-mail: Web site: WNY largest grower with over 300 acres and a million plants growing ready for sale to the wholesale or retail customer celebrating 90 years of business in WNY. Steps & Stones 41 Henley Rd. Buffalo, NY 14216 Phone: 716/833-7589 E-mail: Hypertufa garden troughs, bird baths, water gardens, and stepping stones Stonewood and Waters 2500 Rush Mendon Road Honeoye Falls, NY 14472 Phone: 585/533-1510 Fax: 585/533-6455 E-mail: Info@Stonewoodandwaters. com Web site: Artistic solutions for your Outdoor Environment, Outdoor Rooms & Kitchens, Fireplaces, Complete Design and Installation services. Crafting Landscapes since 1992. Strawberry Geranium, The 2774 Oneida St. Sauquoit, NY 13456 Phone: 315/737-5087315/737-9112 Fax: 315/737-9112 Web site: Retail greenhouse growers - garden center & nursery - water gardening perennials - roses - garden decor Summit Tree & Landscape, Inc. PO Box 537 Henrietta, NY 14467 Phone: 585/509-3526 E-mail: summittreeandlandscape@ Web site: summittreeandlandscape. com Design and installation of landscapes and hardscapes, pruning and maintenance, as well as landscaping for water quality - rainwater harvesting, lakeside buffers, permeable pavement. Sunkissed Aquatics 647 Walworth-Penfield Road Macedon, NY 14502 Phone: 585/672-5857 E-mail: sunkissedaquatics@rochester. Web site: Retail and wholesale aquatics. Landscaping services; Cambridge pavers; water plants; fish.

Sunrise Aquatics 127 Pannell Road Fairport, NY 14450 Phone: 585/223-2293 E-mail: Web site:

Terrariums By Ron 1122 High Bridge Rd. Mt. Upton, NY 13809 Phone: 607/895-6691 E-mail: Web site:

Syracuse Men’s (and Women’s) Garden Club, The PO Box 29 Syracuse, NY 13209 E-mail: Meets the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm. Reformed Church of Syracuse, 1228 Teall Ave., Syracuse. Enter from Melrose Ave. 315/299-6863.

The-Run-De-Quot Gardens 242 Hedgegarth Drive Irondequoit, NY 14617 Phone: 585/342-0895 Grower of Japanese maples; collector, arboretum-type trees

Syracuse Rose Society 8203 Pembroke Drive Manlius, NY 13104 Phone: 315/682-9688 E-mail: Web site: The E.M. Mills Memorial Rose Garden is one of the 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 in conjunction with the city of Syracuse, it’s one of the oldest municipal rose gardens in the country.

T T J Bednarski Nursery 284 Schwartz Rd. Lancaster, NY 14086 Phone: 716/683-1136 Fax: 716/683-1136 Web site: Annuals, perennials and ornamental nursery stock Ted Collins Tree and Landscape 8000 Victor- Mendon Rd Victor, NY 14564 Phone: 585/381-9000585/924-1551 Fax: 585/924-1551 E-mail: Web site: Full service tree, landscape, lawn care, plant health, and retail garden center company Ten Thousand Villages 171 The Commons Ithaca, NY 14850 Phone: 607/256-0616 E-mail: Ten Thousand Villages 5596 Main St. Williamsville, NY 14221 Phone: 716/839-9274 E-mail:

Thomas Landscape & Garden Center 775 Ridge Road Webster, NY 14580 Phone: 585/671-8476 Web site: Full service landscape design and installation, lawn maintenance, retail garden center and florist. Thyme 2 Grow Perennials Phone: 585/591-4125 Fax: 585/591-4125 E-mail: We sell ALL perennials, about 200 varieties, a lot of hostas, every “perennial of the year,” wide variety of daylilies Tompkins County Community Beautification Program 315 Willow Ave. Ithaca, NY 14850-3555 Phone: 607/272-2292 Fax: 607/272-7088 E-mail: Web site: 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. We sponsor the annual Open Days Garden Tours in Tompkins County. This year’s tours are June 12 and July 31. Top of the World Greenhouse 7284 Cobb Rd. Pavilion, NY 14525-9521 Phone: 585/584-3794 E-mail: Web site: Garden weddings, personal attention to detail, non-standard, cost effective, quiet tucked away gardens yet close by. Beauitful,peaceful & fun, just the place for your special day. Topiary Gardens 1840 Stump Rd. Marcellus, NY 13108 Phone: 315/673-1680

Distinctive mid 19th century vernacular, brick farmhouse built of local brick/stone, a designated Brighton landmark. Spectacular perennial and lily gardens, with many mature trees, including a very old apple tree, several old cherry trees and a fruit producing quince tree. Three bedrooms and 1 bath, and a frame garage on 1.5 acres. $217,900. MLS #930676 Magellan ®, Inc. 585.325.3995 A Real Estate Firm | Local National International Madelyn Whiteside, Realtor | 585.704.2611 Susan Spano, Realtor | 585.455.3559 22 | JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2010

E-mail: Web site: Specializing in Japanese maples and dwarf conifers, rare ornamental trees, shrubs, perennials. Artistic garden design and installation/maintenance. Tree Doctor, The 4752 Shisler Rd. Clarence, NY 14031 Phone: 716/759-1138 Fax: 716/759-6611 Web site: Full service tree care company that includes the services of: pruning, fertilizing, spraying, removals and many more. Treehaven Evergreen Nursery 981 Jamison Rd. Elma, NY 14059 Phone: 716/652-4206 E-mail: Web site: 701 Seneca St. # 445 Buffalo, NY 14210 Phone: 877/356-7333416/491-1426 Fax: 416/491-1426 E-mail: Web site: Shop online for high quality, handselected tree seeds and unique tree care products. Free tree care information. Trolley Bed Greenhouses 127 Pannel Road Fairport, NY 14450 Phone: 585/223-9324 E-mail: Web site: Tschanz Landscape Service, Inc. 17 Kent Park Rochester, NY 14610 Phone: 585/271-5263 E-mail: TSCHANZLANDSCAPE@ AOL.COM Tuff Skins Technology, Inc. 725 Olean Rd. East Aurora, NY 14052 Phone: 716/655-0133 Fax: 716/655-0160 E-mail: Web site: Tuff Skins Technology, Inc. is an applicator of polyurea spray-on pond lining. This material is extremely strong and can be applied to any shape at any time with no seams, no folds, no leaks. Turf Doctor, The 8910 Sheridan Dr. Clarence, NY 14031

Phone: 716/634-1393716/634-1393 Fax: 716/634-1393 E-mail: Premium lawn care services Turnbull Nursery & Garden Center 10036 Versailles Plank Rd. North Collins, NY 14111 Phone: 716/337-2248 Web site: We specialize in bare root plants sold in the spring including: trees, shrubs, ornamental vines, fruit trees and small fruits (grape, raspberry, currant, gooseberry, blueberry, elderberry and more). Twin Oaks Lawn & Landscape Inc. 1343 Hammond Road Palmyra, NY 14522 Phone: 585/482-2990 Web site: Power walkways, retaining walls, ponds, driveways, landscape plantings, snowplowing

U Ulbrich’s Garden Center 11500 Broadway Alden, NY 14004 Phone: 716/937-7742 Fax: 716/937-7748 E-mail: Web site: This roadside garden center displays 4 acres of gardens and a store packed with everything for your gardening pleasures. Let our knowledgeable and passionate garden coaches assist you with your needs. A little bit of everything and a lot of watergarden.

U cont. Unilock 510 Smith Street Buffalo, NY 14210 Phone: 800/933-1503716/822-6076 Fax: 716/822-6076 E-mail: Web site: Concrete paver and retaining wall manufacturer Unilock 841 Buffalo Rd. Rochester, NY 14624 Phone: 800/933-1503 Fax: Dave

E-mail: Web site: Concrete paver and retaining wall manufacturer Unique Garden Sheds 4592 Maple St. Rd. Lyons, NY 14489 Urban Roots Community Garden Center 428 Rhode Island St. Buffalo, NY 14213 Phone: 716/362-8982 Fax: 716/362-8981 E-mail: Web site: Urban Roots is a consumer cooperative business that is committed to offering affordable, unusual, heirloom, organic and local plants and gardening supplies. We foster a working relationship with the greater neighborhood in order to encourage beautification and urban revitialzation.

V V Tree Service, LLC 61 Hitchcock Lane Rochester, NY 14625 Phone: 585/671-1872 Fax: 585/671-1872 E-mail: I am a certified arborist who is fully insured. Services include: tree trimming, tree removal and stump grinding. Van Putte Gardens 136 North Ave Rochester, NY 14626 Phone: 585/225-7770585/225-0649 Fax: 585/225-0649 E-mail: Web site: Rochester’s most complete garden center. Garden store. Landscape supplies. Greenhouses...Landscaping... Nursery...Gift Shop Victor Christmas Tree Farm 1619 Murray Rd Victor, NY 14564 Phone: 585/924-8144 Web site: victorchristmastreefarm. com Village Garden Store 3830 Rush- Mendon Rd Mendon, NY 14506 Phone: 585/624-1950 Fax: 585/624-5365 Visone Premium Topsoil and Stone 79 Sheldon Ave. Depew, NY 14043 Phone: 716/681-7331 Fax: 716/681-7876 E-mail: edominiak@ Web site: Residential and commercial topsoil sales, screened and shredded soil from “the top of the earth, not the bottom!” Recycled concrete products - portable crushing available Vistas Unlimited 12 E. Lake Rd. Skaneateles, NY 13152 E-mail: Vollmer Farms 6576 Collamer Road East Syracuse, NY 13057 Phone: 315/463-4902 E-mail: 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.

W Wambach Farm Markets 2590 Culver Rd. Rochester, NY 14609 Phone: 585/342-7120 Waterford Tilling PO Box 167 Penfield, NY 14526 Phone: 585/388-6318 Waterman’s Greenhouses 12316 Vaughn St. (Rte. 240) East Concord, NY 14055 Phone: 716/592-9186716/592-4260 Fax: 716/592-4260 Watson Farms PO Box 345 Lafayette, NY 13084 Phone: 315/677-3157 We are a landscaping and garden center business with expertise in many diverse services and garden needs. Watson Greenhouse 2980 Sentinel Heights Road Lafayette, NY 13084 Phone: 315/677-0286 E-mail: mail@watsongardencenter. com Web site: Wayside Garden Center 124 Pittsford- Palmyra Rd Macedon, NY 14502 Phone: 585/223-1222 Fax: 585/223-7214 Web site: Retail garden center open all year; commercial & residential landscape design & installation; 8+ acres of trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, tropicals. Largest selection of hydrangea & roses in NYS. See website (above) for events & plant lists. Webster Arboretum, The 1700 Schlegel Rd. Webster, NY 14580 Phone: 585/234-4622 E-mail: Web site: Planned garden space for relaxation and education - annual plant sale the Saturday before Mothers Day and Dayllily Extravaganza 3rd Saturday in July. Weed Man 1705 N. Waynesport Road Macedon, NY 14052 Phone: 585/223-8855 E-mail: Web site: Lawn care - fertilization, weed and grub control, aeration, slit seeding and consultation Weeks’ Nursery & Greenhouses 5955 Shimerville Road Clarence Center, NY 14032 Phone: 716/741-2616 E-mail: 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. Western New York Hosta Society

8399 Zimmerman Road Hamburg, NY 14025 Phone: 716/941-6167 E-mail: Web site: Western New York Hosta Society was established in November 1996 for the purpose of promoting the genus Hosta, and to help inform and educate the public on this versatile plant. Western New York Iris Society 5755 Genesee St. Lancaster, NY 14086 Phone: 716/684-5221 Our organization is composed of Western New York gardeners. We are affiliates of the American Iris Society. We love to grow iris of all types and varieties. Our calendar includes garden visitations, iris shows and an iris sale at bargain prices. Western New York State Nursery & Landscape Asssociation PO Box 188 E. Amherst, NY 14051 Phone: 716/741-8047 E-mail: Web site: Trade association serving nursery growers, garden centers, landscapers & suppliers in the Green Industry. Producer of Plantasia, a garden & landscape show that takes place each March at The Agri-Center on the Fairgrounds in Hamburg. plantasiany. com Western New York Tuberous Begonia Society 310 High St. Newark, NY 14513 Phone: 315/331-5422 E-mail: We learn about the different types of begonias and how best to grow them. We meet 2-3 x per year. The biggest meeting is the tuberous begonia sale in early April. Westfield Nursery, Inc. - Garden Shop PO Box 115 Westfield, NY 14787 Phone: 716/326-3032 Fax: 716/326-3033 E-mail: gardenshop@westfieldnursery. com Web site: Our picturesque garden shop carries an extensive selection of nursery stock, mulch, soil products, fertilizers and pesticides. Our knowledgable staff is ready to help you choose items that are uniquely suited to your property, lifestyle and budget. Westfield Nursery, Inc. Landscaping PO Box 115 Westfield, NY 14787 Phone: 716/326-3032716/326-3033 Fax: 716/326-3033 E-mail: Web site: Westfield Nursery Landscaping is a full serive design, installation, and maintenance company. Our goal is for your landscaping to work in concest with your image and identity, stimulating the mind as well as the senses. White Oak Nursery 4350 Kipp Road Canandaigua, NY Phone: 315/789-3509 E-mail: Web site:

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.

Consultations, pruning, planting, diagnosis of disease, insect and cultural problems. Certified Nursery and Landscape Professional.

Wild Birds Unlimited 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850 Phone: 877/266-4928 Fax: 607/266-7423

Z&M Ag and Turf 3517 Railroad Ave Alexander, NY 14005 Phone: 585/591-1670 585/591-3239 Fax: 585/591-3239 E-mail: mkelsey@zahmandmatson. com Web site: John Deere sales, parts & service; 7 locations to serve you: Springville, Falconer, North Collins, Oakfield, Clymer, Alexander, and Edinboro, PA

3835 McKinley Pkwy. Blasdell, NY 14219 Phone: 585/823-7889 402 E. Genesee St. Fayetteville, NY 13066 Phone: 315/637-0710315/637-3571 Fax: 315/637-3571 E-mail: William Goike Greenhouses 4548 Rte 31 Clay, NY 13041 Phone: 315/652-7721 Willow Pond Aqua Farms 3581 Swamp Road Canandaigua, NY 14424 Phone: 585/394-5890 Fax: 585/396-0812 E-mail: Web site: Provider of aquatic plants and fish, water gardening and pond supplies, pond service and restoration - multiple water garden displays at our farm. Wilson Lakeshore Nursery 4402 East Lake Rd. Wilson, NY 14172 Phone: 716/751-6576 Fax: 716/751-6576 E-mail: Largest selection of nursery stock at guaranteed lowest prices. A special focus on larger trees (3” caliper and up). Wood Creek Herb Farm 3995 Wood Creek Rd. Rome, NY 13440 Phone: 315/339-1109 E-mail: woodcreekherbfarm@netzero. net Sustainably-grown vegetable, perennial and herb plants, produce, garlic, natural pet products, natural personal care products Woodlawn Landscapes Unlimited, Inc. 1705 N. Waynesport Rd. Macedon, NY 14502 Phone: 585/223-8855 E-mail: Landscape lighting and consultation


Zantopia Herb Gardens 1147 Main St. Mumford, NY 14511 Phone: 585/538-6757 E-mail: Zantopia grows and sells a great variety of seldom-seen and lesser-known 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 Phone: 585/377-8330 Fax: 585/377-3548 E-mail: sharon@zaretskyassociates. com Web site: 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 Phone: 716/778-5733 E-mail: Web site: 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 Phone: 716/649-3010

Woodstream Nurseries 8500 Wolcott Rd. Clarence, NY 14032 Phone: 716/741-3434 Fax: 716/741-2366 Web site: Landscape design & install company with a fully-stocked nursery. Our garden shop specializes in perennials & stocks trees, plants, mulch & more.

Y Yankee Gardener, The 330 Holt Road Webster, NY 14580 Phone: 585/217-3229 E-mail: Garden design, installation and maintenance. Certified Arborist:


Calendar BUFFALO

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

REGULAR CLUB MEETINGS 8th District Federated Garden Clubs of New York State Inc., next meeting March 1, 1 pm, Bowmansville Fire Hall. Workshops, projects. Judy Tucholski-Zon, District Director: 716/836-2573. African Violet and Gesneriad Society of WNY meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm, Depew High School Cafeteria, 5201 Transit Rd., Depew. 716/652-8658. Garden Friends of Clarence meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7 pm, September – June, Town Park Clubhouse, 10405 Main Street, Clarence. Hamburg Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of every month at noon, summer garden tours, 3921 Monroe Avenue, Hamburg. 716/648-0275. Niagara Frontier Pond & Koi Club, regular meetings occur second Fridays at 7 pm, VFW Post, Elgin Street, Tonawanda. Western NY Rose Society meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm, St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 750 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville.


Western NY Hosta Society fall meeting November 22 at 1:30 pm, Senior Center, 101 King Street, East Aurora, NY. 716/-941-6167; h8staman@aol. com.

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


BMAC: Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java, NY 14113. 585/4573228; 800/377-1520;

• Indicates activities especially appropriate for children and families.

CC: Chicken Coop Originals, 13245 Clinton St., Alden, NY. 716/937-7837.

January 16 – February 15: Amaryllis & Cymbidium Show, 10 am – 5 pm. BECBG • January 21: After School Escape, 4:30 pm. Onehour program for kids in grades K-5 featuring a different, fun outdoor activity each week. Free. REIN January 23: A Season of Bloom – Part 1: Spring, 10 am. The first in a series of classes focusing on how to cultivate a garden of continuous bloom from early spring to snowfall, using easy care trees, shrubs and vines. A slide show will introduce the plants while Lana fills in the details. Lana Bilger, NYSCNLP. Registration required. MENNE

LOCK: Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4684 Clark Street, Hamburg, NY 14075. 716/649-4684; MENNE: Menne Nursery, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst NY, 14228. 716/693-4444; REIN: Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY 14043. 716/6835959;

of activities such as stories, games, crafts and snack. $10 non-member; $6 member. Materials included. Registration required. REIN

Winter Photo Contest • January 27: Knee-High Naturalists, 10 am. Onehour session for kids ages 3 – 5 featuring a variety

• January 28: After School Escape, 4:30 pm. See description under January 21. Free. REIN

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BUFFALO cont. January 30: A Season of Bloom – Part 2: Summer, 10 am. The second in a series of classes focusing on creating a garden of continuous bloom. Slides will highlight the best easy care trees, shrubs and vines offering a flow of flowers from earliest summer until autumn begins. Lana Bilger, NYSCNLP. Registration required. MENNE • February 4: After School Escape, 4:30 pm. See description under January 21. Free. REIN February 6: Deer Resistant Landscape, 10 am. Some plants practically invite deer into the yard, but there are plenty of trees, shrubs and perennials less likely to appeal to them. Lana’s slide presentation and discussion will open your eyes to the many plant specimens that will provide beauty to your gardens, yet persevere against the growing deer population. Lana Bilger, NYSCNLP. Registration required. MENNE • February 10: Knee-High Naturalists, 10 am. See description under January 27. $10 nonmember; $6 member. Materials included. Registration required. REIN • February 11: After School Escape, 4:30 pm. See description under January 21. Free. REIN

February 13: A Season of Bloom – Part 3: Fall, 10 am. Third in a series of classes focusing on creating a garden of continuous bloom. Discover the rich color palette of autumn blossoms available in trees, shrubs and vines. Illustrated with slides, Lana will introduce you to new fall-flowering woody plants as well as review old favorites. Lana Bilger, NYSCNLP. Registration required. MENNE February 14: Valentine’s Day Red Petiole Event, 1:30 pm. Featuring Mike Shadrack, “Rare and Unusual Hosta You’ll (probably) Never See” from his vast collection of photographs; “B Movie”; Ran Lydell, “Gardens in the Mojave Desert.” Raffle; bring and buy table; door prizes; refreshments; news and views. Hosted by Western New York Hosta Society. Senior Center, 101 King Street, East Aurora 716/941-6167; February 15: Dollar Day, 10 am – 5 pm. $1. BECBG • February 18: After School Escape, 4:30 pm. See description under January 21. Free. REIN February 20: Frozen Forest, 10:30 am. Discover how to identify local trees in winter. Free. Registration required. REIN • February 24: Knee-High Naturalists, 10 am. See description under January 27. $10 nonmember; $6 member. Materials included. Registration required. REIN

• February 25: After School Escape, 4:30 pm. See description under January 21. Free. REIN February 27 & 28: Winter Orchid Show, 10 am – 5 pm Saturday; 10 am – 4 pm Sunday. Hosted by the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society. Enjoy orchid displays; demonstrations; vendors. Included with admission to the Gardens. 716/835-2132. BECBG

Save the Date… March 25 – 28: Plantasia, 10 am – 9 pm Thursday – Saturday; 10 am – 5 pm Sunday. Artistry in Bloom. Theme gardens, seminars, Children’s Discovery Garden, vendors. July 24 – 25: Garden Walk Buffalo, 10 am – 4 pm. Self-guided tour of more than 340 gardens, one of the largest garden tours in America. Free. August 7: Black Rock & Riverside Tour of Gardens, 10 am - 5 pm. Self-guided tour features more than 80 gardens. Free. 716/851-5116. August 7: Starry Night Garden Tour, 8 – 10 pm. Self-guided tour features 20 gardens. Free. 716/851-5116. Functional and Handmade by Diane Rivers; adorned with antiques and unusual objects. The store contains much more than birdhouses. Antiques, flea market items, handmade purses and aprons. Windchimes, Americana, quality country prints, primitive furnishings and LOTS of angels. Store Hours Jan-Mar 31: Thu, Fri, Sat 10-5 April thru Dec 31: M, Th-Sat 10-5; Sun Noon-5 61069 State Route 415 (Bet. Avoca and Cohocton), Wallace, NY • 607-566-2219 • email:

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Calendar ITHACA


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



Adirondack Chapter, North American Rock Garden Society (AC/NARGS), usually meets the third Saturday of the month at 1 pm. acnargs.blogspot. com.

African Violet Society of Rochester meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7 pm, St. John’s Home, 50 Highland Avenue, Rochester. Everyone welcome. 585/381-6384 or 585/682-5769.

Ikebana International Rochester Chapter 53 meets the 3rd Thursday of each month (except December and February) at 10 am, First Baptist Church, Hubbell Hall, 175 Allens Creek Road, Rochester. 585/8720678; 585/586-0794.

CP: Cornell Plantations, 1 Plantations Road, Ithaca, NY 14850. Inquire ahead for meeting locations if not listed. 607/255-2400; plantations.

CLASSES / EVENTS February 3 & 10: Gourds Galore!, 6 – 9 pm. The first session includes information about growing, drying and cleaning hard-shelled gourds as well as ideas to craft a gourd into a usable item or work of art. Students will each select a gourd, think about what they want to create, and bring it back cleaned for the second session. During the second session, students will work on their own projects. Gourds, tools, and materials provided. Ages 12 and older welcome. $30 members and Cornell students; $35 nonmembers. Registration required. CP March 5 – 6: Ithaca Native Plant Conference – Design & Management of Sustainable Landscapes for the Finger Lakes & Upstate New York, 8:30 am – 4:45 pm Friday; 9 am – 3:30 pm Saturday. Speakers will present theory and practice to inform and inspire landscape architects & designers, managers, horticulturists & gardeners, and homeowners using native plants to create more sustainable landscapes. CEU credits available. Location: Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd., Ithaca. $110 Friday only; $100 Saturday only; $185 both days. Registration required. March 13: Properly Pruning Your Trees and Shrubs, 1 – 5 pm. Pruning your trees and shrubs can beautify your landscape and improve the growth of your plants. Learn the basics of pruning plus some advanced techniques in this hands-on workshop. A brief indoor session to discuss tools, techniques, and safety will be followed by field experience with a wide variety of woody plants. Bring hand pruners and/or small folding saw. All other tools and equipment provided. $25 members and Cornell students; $35 non-members. Registration required. CP

Garden Club of Brockport meets the second Wednesday of every month at Fire Station #3, 191 West Avenue, Brockport. 585/636-4312. Genesee Region Orchid Society (GROS) meets every month from September through May at the Jewish Community Center, 1200 Edgewood Avenue, Rochester, on the first Monday following the first Sunday of each month (dates sometimes vary due to holidays, etc.). Genesee Valley Pond & Koi Club meets the first Friday of the month at 7 pm, Rochester Civic Garden Center, 5 Castle Park, Rochester. BobWheeler58@ Genesee Valley Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society meets the second Wednesday of each month, April - November, at the Rochester Civic Garden Center, 5 Castle Park, Rochester. 585/924-1739;; gvnargs. Genesee Valley Hosta Society meets the second Thursday of January, March, May, September & November at Monroe County’s Cornell Cooperative Extension, 249 Highland Avenue, Rochester. 585/538-2280; Gesneriad-dicts of Western New York, a chapter of the Gesneriad Society, meets the third Sunday of the month at 2 pm. Visitors welcome. Call or e-mail for location. 585/381-6384; Greater Rochester Iris Society usually meets the last Sunday of the month at 2 pm. Next meeting February 21. Monroe County Cornell Cooperative Extension, 249 Highland Avenue, Rochester. Greater Rochester Perennial Society meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 pm, Monroe County Cornell Cooperative Extension, 249 Highland Avenue, Rochester, except in the summer, when it tours members’ gardens. 585/889-4864; laburt@ Greater Rochester Rose Society holds monthly meetings, June rose show, garden adventures. 133 Torrey Pine Drive, Rochester. 585/621-8780;


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Rochester Dahlia Society usually meets the second Saturday of each month at 1 pm, room 228 of the First Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Road South, Rochester, and maintains a dahlia display garden at Kent Park Arboretum in Webster. gwebster@ Rochester Water Garden Society meets the third Monday of the month, 7:30 pm, at members’ homes. 585/672-5857;;

FREQUENT HOSTS LET: Letchworth State Park Interpretive Program, 1 Letchworth State Park, Castile, NY 14427. 585/493-3625. MJL: Mary Jo Lane. Classes taught by Mary Jo Lane of MJ Creative Gardens. 585/339-9332. RCGC: Rochester Civic Garden Center, 5 Castle Park, Rochester, NY 14620. 585/473-5130; RPM: Rochester Public Market, 280 North Union Street, Rochester, NY.; WAY: Wayside Garden Center, 124 PittsfordPalmyra Road (Route 31), Macedon, NY 14502. 585/223-1222; waysidegardencenter. com.

CLASSES / EVENTS • Indicates activities especially appropriate forw children and families. January 16: DIY Garden Design Clinic, 10 am. Create your own garden design with instruction then determine how much and what to do yourself. Instructor: Trish Gannon. Free. Registration required. WAY January 16: Indoor Ed-Venture – Plant Galls and Gall Makers, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Dozens of galls will be available for study. The focus will be on more common ones that can be found on woody plants in winter. Visitor Center Conference Room. Free. LET

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Fairport Garden Club meets the third Thursday evening of each month (except August and January). Accepting new members. 585/729-6779;

ROCHESTER cont. • January 17: Family Nature Walk – Letchworth Arboretum, 10 am. Walk beneath towering forest trees from around the world, which were planted in various combinations in the early 1900’s. Meet at Visitor Center. 2 hours; 1 mile. Free. LET January 19 – 20: Growing Herbs Organically Indoors & the Home Garden. Propagation by seed and cuttings, when to harvest, and how to preserve will be discussed. Discover the many perks of interplanting an organic vegetable and flower garden. Includes instruction on preparing teas, tinctures and salves for medicinal use plus tips for storing and freezing culinary herbs. Registration required, Webster Community Education: 585/7875037. MJL January 23: Basic Orchid Care and Updates, 10 am. Instructor: Trish Gannon. Free. Registration required. WAY • January 24: Family Nature Walk – Frozen Bog, 10 am. Enjoy the area and unique plants surrounding several small frozen bogs. Meet at Trailside Lodge. 2 hours; 1 mile. Free. LET January 29: RCGC 3rd Annual Seed and Houseplant Swap, 9:45 am – 12:30 pm. Get your garden fix in the dead of winter with fellow gardening enthusiasts. Enjoy two talks; refreshments; seed and houseplant cutting swap. Forcing Flowering Branches: RCGC Executive Director Christine Froehlich will demonstrate her methods for forcing branches into flower, and provide a list of some easy ones to get started. Winter Sowing of Perennials, Annuals and Vegetables: Remy Orlowski, owner The Sample Seed Shop, Tonawanda, NY, will describe ‘winter sowing’ (starting seed outdoors). She’ll discuss the many advantages, timing, and demonstrate her own fine-tuned methods. Bring seeds or houseplant cuttings to share if you have them, not required. $12. Registration required. RCGC February 7: Family Nature Walk – Big Trees, 10 am. Visit the Big Trees, state champions and forestry blocks of the former Glen Iris Estate. Meet at Visitor Center. 2 hours; 1 mile. Free. LET February 9: Proper Pruning Techniques. Discussion will include ornamental trees and shrubs, espalier, evergreens, and perennial plants; storm damage pruning, maximizing bloom and fruit, shaping and hedging. Handouts provided. Registration required, Irondequoit Community Education: 585/336-3014. MJL February 10: Proper Pruning Techniques. See description under February 9. Registration required, Webster Community Education: 585/787-5037. MJL February 9 – 10: Spring Cleaning in the Organic Garden. Get a jump start on the spring planting season with tips on garden site planning, soil preparation and testing, deer proofing, and starting

seedlings using an organic approach. Discover new varieties for 2010 as well as tried and true vegetable, flower, and herbal favorites. Handouts included. Registration required, Webster Community Education: 585/787-5037. MJL February 12 – 28: The Dutch Connection, Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm; Thursday 10 am – 8 pm; Sunday 1 – 5 pm; closed Mondays. Colorful, interpretative exhibition features thousands of flowering bulbs re-creating George Eastman’s 1910 display of flowers from Holland, ordered from the same Dutch company Eastman used. Orchids displayed throughout the house, courtesy of the Genesee Region Orchid Society. $10 adults; $8 senior citizens (60 and older); $6 students; $4 children (5 – 12); free children 4 and under and museum members. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave., Rochester. 585/271-3361; eastmanhouse. org. February 13: DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Garden Design Clinic, 10 am. Create your own garden design with instruction then determine how much and what to do yourself. Instructor: Trish Gannon. Free. Registration required. WAY February 16: Botany I – The Green Plant, 6 – 9 pm. Join Carol Southby, botanist and naturalist, to explore the hidden workings of flowering plants from a gardener’s point of view. Topics to be covered include the structure and function of stems, leaves and roots; photosynthesis and growth; and plant adaptations to different conditions. $40 members; $50 non-members. Registration required. RCGC February 16 – March 20: Rochester Civic Gardener’s Certificate. Six classes covering the basics of gardening: The Green Plant; Flowers, Fruits and Seeds; Perennials; Woody Ornamentals; Soils; and Pruning. $189 members; $250 non-members. Registration required. RCGC February 18: Behind the Scenes of the Dutch Connection, 6:30 pm. Join Landscape Curator Amy Kinsey at this illustrated lecture where the audience will learn about the months of effort that go into coaxing 6,000 bulbs to life for the two-week exhibition and hear about the history of the show. Lecture followed by a guided tour of The Dutch Connection exhibition. Included with museum admission. $10 adults; $8 senior citizens (60 and older); $6 students; $4 children (5 – 12); free children 4 and under and museum members. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave., Rochester. 585/2713361; February 18: Starting from Seed, 6 – 9 pm. There are several advantages to starting at least some of your plants from seed, including a much lower per-plant cost and a wider selection of species and varieties. Megan Meyer, of Gardens Through the Seasons, will cover the techniques for sowing annual, perennial and vegetable seeds, the merits of buying seed versus collecting your own, timing for indoor and outdoor plantings, and indoor seed-starting

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setups. Hands-on experience in preparing and planting seeds. $32 members; $42 non-members. Registration required. RCGC February 18 – April 10: Plant Propagation Certificate. Four-class program designed for gardeners interested in an in-depth look at how to propagate their own plants: houseplants, vegetables, annuals, landscape perennials, shrubs and trees. $88 members; $120 non-members. Registration required. RCGC February 20: Spring Garden Symposium, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm. Topics: Rain Gardens by Edith Davey, Conservation Educator Ontario County Soil and Water District; Conservation: Gardening with Native Plants by Sandra Bierbrauer, Professor Emerita, Richard Stockton College, NJ and Ontario County Master Gardener; Common Pest Problems by Russell Welser, Homes and Grounds Extension Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Ontario County. Presented by Ontario County Master Gardeners. $40, includes lunch and handouts. Registration by February 10. Cornell Cooperative Extension, 585/394-3977 x427; February 23: Botany II – Flowers, Fruits & Seeds, 6 – 9 pm. Join Carol Southby, botanist and naturalist, to explore the hidden workings of flowering plants from a gardener’s point of view. Topics to be covered include the structure and functions of flowers; pollination, development and structure of fruits and seeds; and the conditions needed for germination. $40 members; $50 non-members. Registration required. RCGC February 27: Basic African Violet Care, 10 am. Linda & Bob Springer are both members of the African Violet Society of Rochester, the African Violet Society of America, and the Gesneriad Society of America. In this workshop they will cover the basics of soil, watering, fertilizing, using grow lights, pest control and propagation. Free. Registration required. WAY March 2: Soils, 6 – 9 pm. The first requirement for a great garden is good soil. Andy Joss, head gardener at the George Eastman House, will cover the basics including soil types, chemical composition, common problems, amendments, etc. Bring a pint of soil from your yard; learn to test for texture and pH. $36 members; $46 non-members. Registration required. RCGC March 3 – 4: Philadelphia Flower Show Tour. Join Michael Warren Thomas on this popular bus trip to Philadelphia. The Flower Show theme for 2010 is Passport to the World; details at theflowershow. com. In addition to Longwood Gardens, the group will also visit the Brandywine River Museum which highlights the artwork of N.C. Wyeth and his family. $395 per person (double) includes everything except dinner at the Flower Show; add $55 for a single. $50 deposit per person, remainder due by January 10, 2010. Send check payable to Michael Warren Thomas, 19 Trafalgar Street, Rochester, 14619. 585/328-8300;


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Calendar ROCHESTER cont. March 4 – April 29: Botanical Drawing, eight Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Deb VerHulst-Norris, a horticulturist with a B.S. in Fine Arts, will teach students to draw plants and flowers in accurate detail. Drawing skills will be developed by closely observing the structure and textures of the plants and flowers. Explore the use of graphite pencils, with colored pencil added to give depth and definition to drawings. No previous experience needed. Students 16 years and older welcome. $99 members; $120 non-members. Registration required. RCGC March 6: Spring Symposium, 9 am – 2:30 pm. Featuring Claire Sawyers, director Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, lecture based on her book The Authentic Garden: Five Principles for Cultivating a Sense of Place; a fresh look at how to create gardens that are rooted in your surroundings, satisfying, and connected with your daily life. And “Great Garden Ideas,” gleaned from her travels as a seasoned garden hopper – an eclectic tour of American gardens, small and large, young and old, public and private, guaranteed to inspire and enlighten. Also Bruce Zaretsky, popular symposium speaker and owner of award-winning Zaretsky & Associates, Inc.: “Doctor’s Orders – Take a Walk (in the Garden!),” an exploration of gardens as healing devices, and how your love of the garden will keep you healthy in mind as well as body. $45 member; $55 non-member. Tickets also available after February at Wegmans. Rochester Museum & Science Center, Eisenhart Auditorium, 657 East Avenue. RCGC March 6: Planting for Early Spring Color and Fragrance, 10 am. Short to tall, evergreen and deciduous, there are many choices for adding interest to your early spring landscape. Preview new varieties of shrubs and perennials. Instructor: Trish Gannon. Free. Registration required. WAY March 6: Cornhusk Doll Workshop, 10 am – 1:30 pm. Make and dress a No Face Cornhusk doll with Ronnie Reitter (Ganondagan Seneca Interpreter). Listen to the story of why faces are not put on the dolls, and learn the important role of corn to the Haudenosaunee people. Bring scissors, needles, thread, beads and sack lunch. Edge beading will be demonstrated. Bring fabric and ribbons of your choice; fabric scraps will be available. Adult workshop. $25 member; $30 nonmember. Ganondagan Visitor Center, Ganondagan State Historic Site, 1488 State Route 444, Victor. Friends of Ganondagan, 585/742-1690; ganondagan. org. March 6: Indoor Ed-Venture – Moss & Lichens, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Dozens of specimens will be available for study. The focus will be on those species that can be located on trees. Visitor Center Conference Room. Free. LET March 6 – 7: Philadelphia Flower Show Tour. See description under March 3 – 4. March 9: Herbaceous Perennials, 6 – 8:30 pm. Marcella Klein, landscape designer and author of Rochester’s Favorite Perennials, will give an in-depth look at the best perennials for home landscapes in upstate New York. She will focus on perennials that provide a long season of color while requiring minimal upkeep, plus those that will flourish under difficult conditions like poor soil, steep slopes, deep shade, and deer. Class will include a slide presentation of recommended perennials, discussion of planting and maintenance techniques, handouts, and a bibliography. $30 members; $40 non-members. Registration required. RCGC March 10: Digging It – How to Garden Your Way out of the Recession, 7 – 8:30 pm. Bunny Henderson, author of Digging It, lives and gardens in Colorado, sells plants at the Boulder Farmers’ Market, and has appeared on local TV. When it comes to vegetable gardening, taking the first step can be the hardest, and many people avoid it because they think they don’t have enough time or knowledge. Bunny will take the class step by step through the process of


producing a bountiful crop, from choosing a plot to harvesting and using the vegetables that you grow. $18 members; $25 non-members. Registration required. RCGC March 10: GardenScape Preview Reception, 5:30 – 8 pm. View the show before it opens to the public. Stroll through the gardens, listen to live music, sip a drink and enjoy hors d’oeuvers. Proceeds benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Rochester, Syracuse and Binghamton. Advance ticket sales: 585/442-4430; March 11: Herbaceous and Softwood Cuttings, 7 – 9 pm. Join Carolyn VanNess, master gardener and former propagator for Jackson & Perkins, for this in-depth session on propagating annuals, perennials, houseplants and shrubs using softwood cuttings. Emphasis will be on selecting proper tools and growing medium, use of rooting hormones and, most importantly, proper timing. $22 members; $28 nonmembers. Registration required. RCGC March 11 – 14: GardenScape, 9 am – 9 pm Thursday – Saturday; 9 am – 5 pm Sunday. Eye of the Garden. Display gardens, seminars, vendors, special events. Monroe County Fair & Expo Center. 585/455-4562. March 12 – 13: GardenScape Early Bird Breakfast Tour, 7 – 9 am. Explore the sights on your own, or join a group for a guided tour. Breakfast included. $25. Monroe County Fair & Expo Center. March 13: Beginner Bonsai Techniques, 10 am. Instructor: Amanda Bielski. Free. Registration required. WAY

Save the Date… May 29: Proud Market Plant Sale, 8 am till the plants run out. RCGC June 5: Odyssey to Ithaca. Join the UGJ and RCGC for our seventh annual bus trip. Tour Cornell Plantations. Shop three family-owned garden centers: Bakers’ Acres, The Plantsmen Nursery, Bedlam Gardens. Enjoy an Herbal Sampler lunch at Bakers’ Acres. Travel by luxury coach with ample room to transport all our purchases. Lunch included; box dinner available for purchase. $60. Registration required. RCGC July 10: Summer Garden Tour, 10 am – 4 pm. RCGC

SYRACUSE REGULAR CLUB MEETINGS: African Violet Society of Syracuse meets the second Thursday of the month at 7 pm, September – June. Membership open to all interested in the culture, care and propagation of African violets. Visitors welcome. Andrews United Methodist Church, 106 Church Street, North Syracuse. 315/492-2562; jimviolets@; BCNY: Bonsai Club of CNY usually meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7 pm, Pitcher Hill Community Church, 605 Bailey Road, North Syracuse. 315/461-9226;; cnybonsai. 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; Gardeners in Thyme (a women’s herb club) meets the second Thursday of the month at 7 pm, Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville. 315/635-6481; hbaker@ Habitat Gardening Club of CNY (HGCNY) meets the last

Sunday of most months at 2 pm, LeMoyne College, Falcone Library, special activities room, Syracuse. 315/487-5742; Koi and Water Garden Society of Central New York usually meets the third Monday of each month at 7 pm. See web site for meeting locations. 315/4583199; Men’s (and Women’s) Garden Club of Syracuse �meets the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm. Reformed Church of Syracuse, 1228 Teall Ave., Syracuse. Enter from Melrose Ave. 315/299-6863. Syracuse Rose Society meets the second Thursday of every month (except December and February) at 7:30 pm. Public welcome. Reformed Church of Syracuse, 1228 Teall Avenue, Syracuse. Enter from Melrose Ave. Club members maintain the E. M. Mills Memorial Rose Garden, Thornden Park, Syracuse.

CLASSES / EVENTS • Indicates activities especially appropriate for children and families. January 27: “Fresh” Dinner and a Movie, 6 – 8:30 pm. Movie: the documentary “Fresh,” a film that explores creative ways thinkers and business people are overcoming challenges to eating locally. Before the movie enjoy a dinner of local foods and discussion with local farmers. Registration required before January 23. $10 member, $30 member family; $15 non-member, $45 non-member family. Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. 315/673-1350; January 31: Invasive Species Talk, 2 pm. Presented by Syracuse University biology professor, Dr. Jason Fridley; hosted by Habitat Gardening Club Central New York. Le Moyne College, Falcone Library, Special Activities Room, Syracuse. 315/487-5742. meetings.html. February 28: Build It and They Will Come: Gardening with Native Plants, 2 pm. Presented by Kate Woodle, art director of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park. Kate has been the key person in creating the zoo’s extensive habitat garden. Hosted by Habitat Gardening Club Central New York. Le Moyne College, Falcone Library, Special Activities Room, Syracuse. 315/487-5742. March 3 - 7: CNY Blooms, 7 – 10 pm Wednesday; 11 am – 8 pm Thursday & Friday; 9 am – 8 pm Saturday; 10 am – 5 pm Sunday. Competition gardens, seminars, presentations. 800/979-1879. March 6: Gardening Symposium. A day of speakers, gardening information, homemade buffet lunch, door prizes and free seeds. Presented by Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension and Master Gardeners. Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension, 308 Main Street Shop Centre, Waterloo. 315/5399251. hort_activities.php.

Save the Date… May 1 – 2: African Violet Show and Sale, 1 – 5 pm Saturday; 10 am – 4 pm Sunday. Annual show and sale presented by the African Violet Society of Syracuse. Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville. Parking fee. 315/633-2437.

& BEYOND CLASSES / EVENTS February 28 – March 7: Philadelphia Flower Show. Passport to the World. 215/988-8899, recorded information.


What to do in the garden In January and February


ecycle your Christmas tree. Cut off the branches and place them over your garden beds. They will capture snow and keep the plants more protected over the winter. Create window boxes using evergreens and other interesting looking sticks and dried plant material you find outdoors. Go through your new gardening catalogs and make a list of plants and seeds you’d like to grow in your garden this season. Buy or order your choices as soon as possible. Many new varieties and old favorites often sell out. Buy the supplies you’ll need for starting seeds and for repotting your houseplants. Many seeds need an early start indoors or in a greenhouse. Leeks and onions for instance should be started in flats at this time. Hardy perennials can be started early. Many perennial seed types need a chilling period to germinate.  Using a cold frame is the best, but if you don’t have one there are alternatives. A good idea is to plant seed in flats and place the flats in a cool area. Plant cold perennial types in flats and place them in a cold garage or other outdoor protected area. Foxglove does well with this treatment. Keep the flats slightly damp and loosely covered with clear plastic. It’s OK if they freeze. You can even place the plastic covered flats outdoors covered with at least three inches of mulch. This treatment imitates wintering over the seed, like perennials that reseed naturally outdoors. The seeds won’t start growing until the outdoor temperature warms in early spring. This is an excellent time of year to give your houseplants a nice cleaning and repotting and also for propagating new ones. Most houseplants are very easy to propagate. An early start in spring is the best time to start growing these new plants. Starting new houseplants now will give you plenty of little gifts to give come spring. Take notice of how the sun light crosses your property. Although this information will change slightly over the seasons, the information regarding sun fall will help you when planning for best plant placement. The information will also help a lot when planning new garden beds or refurbishing old beds. Take note of plants that didn’t do well last season. They may benefit by being transplanted to a different area of your garden that receive more or less sun light.

If you’re thinking of starting a new garden or redesigning what you have, this time of year is a good time to get your plans in order. Without all the greenery to distract you, it’s easier to make a plan for your yard and garden. Examine the trees and shrubs on your property. Cut out and clear away dead branches. Call your local tree service and make an early spring appointment if there is a problem with any of your trees.  Many badly damaged trees can be saved with good professional help. Prune out over grown branches on shrubs and trees. Go lightly; don’t cut out major brunches. They can’t heal over properly this time of year. Cut out small branches, pruning to shape the plant. Clean and sharpen your gardening tools. Buy a new Journal to keep track of your 2010 garden plantings. Be creative and put little drawings along side of your notes. You don’t have to be an artist. Since you’re probably the only one to view the journal, you’ll get a kick out of your little drawings some day. If others do get the chance to see your journals, the drawings will add to its interest. The most important thing gardeners and all others can do this time of year is feed the birds. They are truly our best allies in the garden. Keeping them strong and healthy during the cold cruel winter is the best we can do for them. They do so much for our gardens during the growing season by simply eating bugs. —Jacqueline Siddall, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida Co., Master Gardener

Are you planning to have your space landscaped by a professional? Are you planning a new stone walkway or garden wall? This is the best time of year to hire a landscaper or stonemason. Landscapers and hardscapers aren’t very busy in January and February and they welcome the business. Beginning the project in the winter makes their job, planning and designing your landscape, more straightforward. With just the bones of your garden visible, it gives the designer a clearer perspective. It’s not unusual to interview many landscapers before you find one you can work with. When you do hire someone, it takes a little time to come up with a final plan for your space. If you’re having stonework done you’ll have to plenty of time to pick out your stone. If the stone you choose has to be ordered, the sooner that’s done, the better. It’s good to have your project supplies, stone and objects d’art on early order. Work on your new garden will have a jump start once spring finally arrives.


Natural selections

Paperwhite narcissus By Carol Ann Harlos


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t this time of the year, many people purchase ”tazettas,” commonly called paperwhite narcissus. Tazettas are among the oldest form of narcissus in cultivation and were even grown in ancient Egypt, where their likenesses were painted on temple walls. In North America, paperwhites grow outdoors in warmer locations (zones 8 through 10) so in upstate New York we need to force the bulbs to bloom indoors. Paperwhites don’t need a cooling period as do other forced bulbs such as tulips, daffodils, and muscari. Actually cold is the reason we can’t grow them outdoors. However, if you time it right, you can have some of these delightful flowers blooming indoors all winter long. I used to place my paperwhite bulbs on top of two to three inches of pebbles in a shallow bowl, adding just enough water to touch the bottoms of the bulbs. The roots began to grow almost immediately and I added water as necessary. Although this method works, I found that they got top-heavy and often tipped over. William B. Miller, horticulture professor and Director of the Flower Bulb Program at Cornell University, published a research article on keeping bulbs compact. You might try the following to reduce the height but not the blossoms of paperwhites. Plant the bulbs over pebbles and keep the water level

constant until you notice both root growth and one to two inches of shoot growth. Pour off the water and add a 5% solution of alcohol. Gin, vodka, rum, and tequila are all about 80-proof or 40% alcohol so mix one part spirits to seven parts water. (Do not use beer or wine.) If you choose to use isopropyl or rubbing alcohol the dilution is one part alcohol to ten parts water. (I personally think this is a better idea. One should not waste spirits.) The alcohol solution is used for all further watering of the bulbs. The resulting stems and leaves grow about one-third less than those grown only in water. Science indicates that alcohol-treated plants absorb less water with the alcohol present. Apparently water is more important for stem and leaf development than it is for flower growth. Over the last several years I have been planting the paperwhites in potting mix. I place potting mix in a pot large enough to hold 6 to 8 bulbs and deep enough to have a depth of about 4 inches below the bottom of the bulbs for root formation. The bulbs are set on top of the soil touching each other. The soil is moistened and enough potting mix is added to cover about half the height of the exposed bulbs. I have experimented with planting times for different types of paperwhites. I have kept bulbs for several weeks to several months before planting them. If the bulbs were kept at room temperature during the waiting period, I found that up to half the bulbs did not break dormancy and eventually decayed after being planted. If planting is to be delayed for several weeks to several months I find that it is best to keep the unplanted paperwhites in a closed paper bag in a cool, but not freezing room. The most commonly sold paperwhite is ‘Ziva’, imported from Israel. Each bulb sends up two to four stems, one to two feet tall. The pure white flowers have a spicy scent that people find either wonderful or overwhelming. The leaves tend to grow straight up. One of my favorite paperwhites is ‘Galilee’. There are about ten snow-white blossoms per stem. They smell a bit musty, but the show is exquisite. Another paperwhite is the Chinese sacred lily, also called “particolored.” It has white petals with a yellow cup. It only grows about six inches tall and the scent is rather sweet but not too heavy. ‘Grand Soleil d’Or’ is one of the tallest of the tazetta. The blossoms have yellow petals surrounding an orange cup. The fragrance is fruity. ‘Bethlehem’ has creamy white blossoms with pale yellow centers. I find the scent mild. What does one do with spent paperwhite narcissus? Since they do not survive outdoors here there is no point planting them. However, the shriveled-up bulbs and their leaves make a fine addition to the compost pile.

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Upstate Gardeners' Journal January issue—Directory


Upstate Gardeners' Journal January issue—Directory