Saturday took us to the Erie Basin Marina trial gardens where new plants are tested for performance before being mass marketed.
We were asked to vote for one favorite from each growers bed and happily complied. The head gardener was surprised I heard by the garden bloggers enthusiasm for such a task. He may have been expecting a group of jaded garden writers, not a crowd of real plant nerds.
Then it was off to the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens which is also a national historic site. This little glass house in yet another Olmsted designed park may have something to due with the gardens historic status.
Group photo. That is most of us.
Next we headed to Lockwood Greenhouses. I took the greenhouse growing tour, not the nursery tour to avoid the temptation to purchase. A quick walk through the nursery was more than enough to let me know if I lived nearby I would be in here all the time.
Growing the mums for the fall and staggered plantings of sweet corn used to lure in the customers.
Our tour guide and owner Harry Lockwood.
After Lockwoods we headed to the Shadrack's garden in the country that has already been reported on. Sunday morning took us to Lancaster Avenue which you have also seen.
But did you see this?
Leaving our co-host Jim Charlier's garden, we strolled back to the hotel down Elmwood, taking in the sights of Buffalo.
And that wraps up the Garden Bloggers Buffa10.