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Some scarecrows greet shoppers at store entrances. Others smile from stakes on people’s lawns – or sit slightly slumped over on bales of straw or in wheelbarrows.Scarecrows can be scary, but more often than not they pack plenty of personality into their humanlike frames. While some are store-bought, others are stuffed, dressed and adorned by hand – their faces fashio…

Lewiston Garden Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in Messiah Lutheran Church, 915 Oneida St., Lewiston. Master gardener John Farfaglia will discuss pruning. New members and guests are welcome. For further information, call 297-5925....Smallwood Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in Forest Elementary School, 250 N. Forest Road, Amherst. Master gardener Ken Kurbs of Lockp…

Gray is the new beige. Though don’t call it “greige,” like it’s some cutesy neutral du jour. As color expert Kate Smith explains, over the past decade or so, the design industry and the public have grown to love complex colors, colors that are hard to describe – such as the manifold shades of gray. And, she says, “once you start to appreciate and understand the…

Look in your grandmother’s china cabinet for unusual glass and china. You may find some special pieces originally given away as product premiums during the early 20th century. There was no television, and radio was just getting developed, so “ads” often were objects that would be kept by the family. Colorful trade cards, sets of pressed glass or Depression glass, dis…

Kenmore Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Road, Kenmore. Jack Schifferli, Town of Tonawanda forester, will discuss trees that thrive in the area and the best locations to grow them. Town officials will present certificates of appreciation to the Adopt-a-Box participants. Guests welcome....Evans Garden Club will meet at …

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. Gerri Hens, of Hens Honeybee Farm, will discuss the importance of insects in our environment. Guests welcome....Williamsville Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday in the home of Gloria Gannon, 110 Fruitwood Terrace, Amherst. He…

Lewiston Garden Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St., Lewiston. Following the business meeting, Joe Manuel, master gardener with the Erie County Cooperative Extension, will discuss the advantages of organic gardening. New members and guests are welcome. For information, call 297-5925....Hamburg House and Garden Club will mee…

Smallwood Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Weinberg Campus in the Meadows, 2650 N. Forest Road, Getzville. Martha Johnson, owner of Ancestral Acres, will speak on preparing an herbal or dried flower wreath....Federated Holland Garden Club will hold its regular meeting and luncheon at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Brink Memorial Community Center, Legion Drive, Holland. …

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…