gardens

Catherine Herrick

Some pockets of Buffalo are buzzing thanks to urban redevelopment of an unexpected kind. The recently implemented Green Code has officially legalized what used to be an underground practice in the city of Buffalo: urban beekeeping. Residents have found an array of uses for it, from gardening and education to revitalization of neglected urban landmarks.

Fall flower bulbs shine brightly come spring

Oct 13, 2016
Elizabeth Licata

This is a key time of year for gardeners who are already looking ahead to next spring. The planting of bulbs now can reap big rewards when winter comes to an end. Buffalo Spree editor Elizabeth Licata, a WBFO contributor, spoke with fellow garden writer Sally Cunningham about bulbs, and why they're a must for any serious gardener.


Mobile gardens to debut in Niagara Falls

May 20, 2016
Justine Hays

Think of them as gardens on wheels. Traditional gardens in Niagara Falls will soon be getting some creative company. A new program called “Grow on the Go” will help folks to grow produce in abandoned shopping carts. 

Robert Creenan/WBFO News

As summer approaches, many Western New Yorkers will start paying attention to their local gardens. What they don’t often know about is the neighborhood-altering impacts they can have. WBFO's Robert Creenan reports.


WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Erie and Niagara Counties continue to suffer from a moderate drought.  There is a good chance your lawn is brown and flowers are struggling.  WBFO & AM-970's Eileen Buckley met up with two local north Buffalo gardeners at the Parkside Community Association who offer advise as the dry conditions are expected through the rest of the summer.

"I love putting on the sprinkler and sitting and sprinkling my lawn.  But I quit doing that because it is wasting water," said Ruth Lampe,  an avid gardener.