Beneficial insects protect our plants and people in the greenhouse.

Posted February 14, 2019

Here at Lockwood's we strive to reduce pesticides by using beneficial insects in the growing process. We have healthier, less stressed plants and our staff is not exposed to chemical pesticide applications.

Come see us at Plantasia!

Posted February 13, 2019

Lockwood's will be in booths 93, 94, and 95 at Plantasia in the Events Center located at the Fairgrounds. Preview night is Wednesday, March 20 and the show runs from Thursday, March 21 through Sunday, March 24. Stop and see us!

Into January 2019 ... what's happening now

Posted January 23, 2019

As winter continues outside, we are fast at work keeping up with taking cuttings from 'stock' plants, sowing seeds and planting hanging baskets and pots.  

What's happening now...

Posted January 7, 2019

You don't see much action from the road when you're passing our place in the winter, but, things are happening back in the greenhouses! We are offering you a sneak peek over the next couple months here with some views of the planting progress you're sure to enjoy. Spring comes sooner at Lockwood's.

After Christmas Sale!

Posted December 26, 2018

Stop by the shop December 27 and 28 for our annual after Christmas Sale. We'll be having a progressive sale with discounts increasing from Wednesday through Friday.

Cyclamen and other seasonal plants are beautiful now!

Posted November 15, 2018

It's time to put some colorful plants indoors for the holiday season.

Mushroom Soup

Posted November 15, 2018

This creamy mushroom soup recipe from Wolfgang Puck did not last long at the Christmas Open House on Saturday, November 10, 2018.

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe from Christmas Open House 2018

Posted November 15, 2018

The Roasted Butternut Squash Soup and Curry Condiments was a real treat at the Christmas Open House this season. 

Hydrangeas Demystified

Posted November 2, 2018

Hydrangeas: they’re beautiful yet widely misunderstood. This video starring P. Allen Smith outlines the basic facts you need to know to select the best hydrangeas for your garden, or care for the ones you already have.

Composting is for everybody, every day

Posted May 22, 2018

Gov. Andrew Cuomo proclaimed May 6 to 12 to be Compost Awareness Week.

Our yards must support eco-systems. Here’s why...

Posted March 29, 2018

Last weekend the Western New York Land Conservancy and Erie County Master Gardeners hosted the leading American spokesperson for ecological health, Douglas Tallamy. His messages are crucial for everyone.

Raw honey is now available in the store!

Posted March 26, 2018

Our Gift Shop is carrying one of nature's healthiest foods, direct from a local producer in East Aurora.

Great Gardening: Turf Talk

Posted February 12, 2018

It may seem early for you to think or read about your lawn – or turf, as it is called in the lawn and landscape business. February is indeed too early for us to do anything about the lawn, but it’s necessary to talk about it this soon for one reason: The lawn care ads begin this month. 

We have Houseplants!

Posted December 27, 2017

Looking to add some green to the indoors? We still have houseplants in the greenhouse available for sale through the winter months. 

Gourds go beyond Thanksgiving

Posted November 24, 2017

For at least one day colorful gourds have a prominent place at the table. They are associated with harvest. Maybe they spill from cornucopias at the Thanksgiving table or harvest dinner, or they hang on autumn wreaths on the door. These plants have history and many uses, well beyond the decorative crafts you’ll find on Pinterest.

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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