Bulb time: Plant now, enjoy later!

Posted October 20, 2017

If there were ever an autumn that begs us to plant bulbs, this is it. We’ve had lots of time, but the weather continues to cooperate. Lockwood's still has a good selection in stock. You can have beds that will be bursting with daffodils and crocuses next spring!

Keeping old trees - and you - safe

Posted September 16, 2017

Storms are on our minds this week, as we have watched the people, animals, buildings and shorelines of Florida assaulted by Hurricane Irma. We don’t worry much about hurricanes here: A recent report listed Buffalo as the fourth-safest city in terms of natural disasters, even if we experience some much-publicized snowstorms

Late-summer Bloomers are What Your Garden Needs

Posted August 18, 2017

Some of the plants that showed off for our garden-peeping tourists and guests during July and early August are still going strong: tall Rudbeckia ‘Herbstonne', daisies and perennial geraniums that were cut back, reblooming roses, and late daylilies.

But then what?

Even Veteran Gardeners Make Big Mistakes

Posted July 18, 2017

We all make mistakes, and veteran gardeners invariably admit to big ones. Why not learn from them and try to avoid these classics? Then you’ll be free to make your own.

Fresh Cut Flowers from our Fields

Posted July 18, 2017

Becca planned all winter to create a fresh cut flower garden on the farm. Now she has bouquets ready for you to pick up in the store.

A Perfect Time for Roses

Posted May 15, 2017

For something fragrant and lasting in your garden, thousands of you are likely to choose a rose. No flower elicits nostalgia and tender memories quite like a rose. May is prime time for rose sales and it is the perfect time for planting them.

So many roses are better than ever.

You are what you cut

Posted April 17, 2017

Learning directly from impassioned teachers is still better than all that Google and websites can offer.

At least that is my experience from attending seminars and conferences in the gardening and landscaping world. It was obviously true for the 50-some attendees who came to hear Roxanne McCoy teach "Creating a Cutting Garden" at Lockwood’s Greenhouses last Saturday.

Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

Posted March 14, 2017

Help us plant one million gardens to help save the bees!

Everyone can answer this call to action to preserve and create gardens and landscapes that help revive the health of bees, butterflies, birds, bats and other pollinators across the country. We will move millions of individuals, kids and families outdoors and make a connection between pollinators and the healthy food people eat.

Sowing seeds isn't so hard

Posted March 1, 2017

Sometimes I teach vegetable gardening, as it was my original gardening passion and the topic of my first book writing for Rodale. I have learned to clarify some basic premises to make vegetable gardening easier for new gardeners or the experienced-but-confused. One of the most helpful things to understand is which plants are worth starting from seed, and which ones do best if you plant them as seedlings or larger plants.

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