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They are small, they are shapely, and they are hot. Succulents are having a moment in the world of plants and floral arranging, showing up in centerpieces, wedding bouquets and living wreaths. That’s why, now through Oct. 6, an exhibit at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens is showing some fun and fanciful new ways to enjoy the hardy green gems.Planning began mon…

Orchard Park Garden Club will host “A Salute to the Movies: A Standard Flower Show” from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 1 Fox Run Lane, Route 20A and California Road, Orchard Park. Open to the public; free admission....Hamburg House and Garden Club will host its 25th annual Tour of Homes and Gardens from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets, $12, will be available fr…

Polished nickel has some competition this fall. Elle Decor called brass “the metal of the moment.” Indeed, brass, bronze and other warm-colored metals, finishes or fabrics are showing up on everything from flatware to flounce pillows.And it’s just one of the popular looks freshening things up in homes this fall.As for door and cabinet hardware, not only does today’…

A Minton majolica centerpiece was auctioned in May 2013 as an “ice stand.” Minton & Polson was established in 1793 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England.The company started making majolica in about 1850. Some of these early pieces, marked “Minton,” inspired majolica made after 1873, when the company often used the mark “Mintons.”Ice stands were pictured in …

Coming home from a vacation can give a gardener a nasty jolt.That’s what struck me after eight days of not being here to tend my garden, while the sun beat down and the weeds kept growing. And, of course, I returned to a massive email and to-do list pileup. Except for plants about to die from thirst, the garden remained neglected a few days longer.Finally, today I starte…

Blah. That’s probably the nicest thing that can be said about a lot of rental housing.Apartments, dorm rooms and other rented spaces often share the same bland decor – builder beige walls, utilitarian cabinets and flooring that’s uninspired or just plain ugly. Yet rental contracts or residence hall rules may prohibit permanent changes such as painting or putting hole…

Willow Ridge Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Zion United Church of Christ, Parker Boulevard and Koenig Circle, Town of Tonawanda. Arlene Leising will present fresh arrangements using fall flowers and one or more named herbs. Members will share photographs of their experience growing “Plant of the Year” and bring along their Erie County Fair entries (or pho…

The Buffalo Area Daylily Society and Western New York Hosta Society will hold their annual public plant sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Harvey D. Morin, VFW Post, 965 Center Road, West Seneca. Hundreds of named hostas and daylilies locally grown will be available.Hamburg House and Garden Club will hold a members’ garden walk Tuesday. Time and featured gardens …

Supply lists! Sneaker shopping! Last-minute doctor appointments! No wonder many parents feel like pulling out their hair this time of year.We can help. Here’s our A-to-Z guide filled with tips and ideas that will make things run a little smoother.A is for Alarm clock. Even kindergartners can use an alarm clock with some practice. Imagine the fun they will have picking on…

Before long, you may be tempted to let the dust settle on your porch furniture. Give up tending your window boxes. Trade nights under the stars for sofa sessions in front of the TV.Then, again, you can embrace late summer around the house – and even stretch it out some.Putting up peaches, enjoying long- or late-blooming plants in a garden or simply buying a bunch of fres…

Federated Holland Garden Club will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Holland United Methodist Church and carpool to the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave. After a guided tour of the gardens, members will have lunch at Curly’s Grill, 647 Ridge Road, Lackawanna. For information, call Linda Savage, 537-9445, or Diane Doyle, 537-9039. New members w…

East Aurora Garden Club will hold its annual picnic and auction at noon Monday in Hamlin Park, East Aurora....Cheektowaga Garden Club will hold its annual picnic for members from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday in Cheektowaga Town Park, shelter 1. Members are asked to bring a dish to pass and a lawn chair. RSVP to Ruth Diebold.Kenmore Garden Club will hold a tour of five members’ gar…

Western New York Iris Society will hold its annual Rhizome and Plant Sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the North Tonawanda Farmers’ Market, 310 Robinson St. at Payne Avenue, and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Clarence Flea Market, 11111 Main St., Clarence. Society members will be present to answer questions about all types of iris. For further information, call…

As the last remaining admirers bid adieu to gardens around the city and the 19th annual Garden Walk Buffalo drew to a close Sunday evening, all indications were that this year’s edition of the natural scenery showcase was a resounding success – a little rain notwithstanding. “I think things went very well” said Cindy Loomis, who, in addition to her duties as first-…