Gardens and Gardeners
Upstate NY gardeners to advise you and Upstate NY gardens to inspire you!
- Catskill Native Nursery Display Gardens
This is a commercial native plant nursery located in the Catskills (upstate NY). Their display gardens showcase native plants in various settings.
- Cornell Plantations Bloom Guide
Bloom times vary from year to year according to the weather. But if you are planning ahead, here is our best guess...
Cornell Plantations is a part of Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. They have a number of gardens open to the public. This page will tell you what's in bloom during any given month, so you can plan your trip accordingly.
- Garden Walk Buffalo
"Garden Walk Buffalo is a free, self-guided tour of more than 300 Buffalo gardens, one of the largest garden tours in America. Held annually on the last weekend of July, this year <2009> it will be Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26. Garden Walk has become one of Western New York’s most anticipated summer happenings. Tens of thousands of visitors join us each year, as we show off our city’s beautiful homes and gardens. You will leave refreshed, entertained, and inspired!"
I am very fond of the Spring-flowering colchicums, but unfortunately slugs are also, and those greedy gastropods and I have a race for who can see the flower-buds first. If I win I go out after dark with an acetylene lamp and a hatpin and spear the little army of slugs making for a tea party at the sign of the Colchicum.