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Hunting for treasures seems to be an inborn trait. Many people enjoy collecting a variety of things, like costume jewelry, bottles, tools, pottery, 1950s furniture, advertising and sports and political items. One subcategory of advertising we recently noticed is the talcum powder tin. Talc is a mineral. It absorbs moisture, and in powdered form it has been used for centuri…

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PUTNAM VALLEY – Living in a one-room house with an ultra-minimalist aesthetic and two small children sounds more like the setup for a joke than something any reasonably sane person would attempt.And yet that’s exactly what Takaaki and Christina Kawabata set out to do when they renovated an old house here. They were convinced that an open space with as few toys and material…

Almost every evening when my husband and I drive home, one single bunny scoots from beneath a patch of forsythias, across the driveway, to safety under my deck. He or she is adorable and we have both expressed a hope that the poor creature isn’t alone. I confess to having placed carrots and greens at the edge of the deck on brutally cold nights. (Lettuce provides some wate…

Hamburg House and Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Hamburg United Methodist Church, 118 Union St., Hamburg. Lee Schreiner will present a program on herbs. Business meeting to follow. For club information, call Carolyn Sheehy, 337-3742....If you have a submission for Garden Notes, please send it to Susan Martin, Garden Notes, Features Department, The Buffalo News,…

The Niagara Frontier Orchid Society’s Winter Orchid Show will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Orchid displays, growing demonstrations and vendors will be featured. Adults, $9; seniors 55 and older and students 13 and older with identifi…

Lewiston Garden Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St., Lewiston. Al Piccirillo, of Piccirillo Florists, will give a presentation on the best effects of floral arranging. New members and guests welcome. The club is looking for vendors for its ninth annual GardenFest to be held June 21-22. For information, call 297-5925....If y…

Amherst Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. John Lutheran Church, 6540 Main St., Amherst. Following the business meeting, members Marcia Saran and Evelyn Mietlowski will present a workshop on propagating houseplants. Bring newspaper, digger and gloves. Guests and newcomers welcome....If you have a submission for Garden Notes, please send it to Susan Martin,…

The Western New York Iris Society will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at 103 Towers Blvd., Cheektowaga. Marilee Farry, an iris judge and officer in the American Iris Society Region 2, will discuss the ideal bloom time of various kinds of iris and their cultural needs – environment, fertilizing and separating the rhizomes.For directions, call 668-1789....If you have a submission for…

Western New York Rose Society will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in St. Stephen’s-Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 750 Wehrle Drive, Amherst. Judy Tucholski-Zon will present “Traditional Line Arrangements.” All are welcome. Visit www.wnyrosesociety.net....If you have a submission for Garden Notes, please send it to Susan Martin, Garden Notes, Features Department, The Buffalo …

Cinderella Isle Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island. Albert Gilewicz will present a program on the potential impact of 90 million gardeners in the United States on climate change, following the concept of “think global and act local.” Membership dues also will be collected. For club information, ca…

Forest Stream Garden Club will hold its annual installation at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in My Tomato Pie, 3085 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.If you have a submission for Garden Notes, please send it to Susan Martin, Garden Notes, Features Department, The Buffalo News, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240. Fax: 849-3445. email: smartin@buffnews.com. All items must be received in writing two…

Federated Holland Garden Club will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Brink Memorial Community Center, Legion Drive, Holland. Following a business meeting, election of officers and luncheon, master gardener Joe Manuel will present a workshop, “Container Gardening and Raised Beds.” New members are welcome. For more information, call Lois Bodie, 537-2120. If you have a submiss…

East Park Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the home of Phyllis Galie. New members welcome. For more information, call 773-1787....If you have a submission for Garden Notes, please send it to Susan Martin, Garden Notes, Features Department, The Buffalo News, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240. Fax: 849-3445. email: smartin@buffnews.com. All items must be received in …

South Town Gardeners will meet at 9:30 a.m. next Friday in the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road, West Seneca. Members will pot bulbs for a spring display. New members welcome; no experience necessary. For information, call 668-0209.If you have a submission for Garden Notes, please send it to Susan Martin, Garden Notes, Features Department, The Buffalo News, …

Town & Country Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in Transit Middle School, 8730 Transit Road, East Amherst. Members will make a pressed-floral display in a glass frame using dried and pressed flowers from their gardens. Guests welcome....If you have a submission for Garden Notes, please send it to Susan Martin, Garden Notes, Features Department, The Buffalo News, P.…