The December 2008 issue of Garden Gate magazine features a two-page spread entitled, “Small-Space Secrets” featuring the garden of Alec (at his parents’ home) at 72 Lancaster Avenue here in Buffalo. Just down the street from me. I walk by this garden every other day or so. It’s been great to see it through different seasons & pay attention to the care & attention Alec gives it. He’s much more diligent about deadheading than I am. Or most of our neighbors. Or most humans.
The article highlights five tips to make a garden terrific. You’ll have to buy the magazine to get the tips. You can find the plans & plant list for this flower bed at Garden Gate’s Web Extras.
Garden Gate doesn’t credit the gardener, nor even mention where this garden is. It is unfortunate to not recognize Alec’s hard work and for Buffalo’s “growing” reputation for its urban garden culture. But hey – you know that all now!
This garden was also featured on a past Garden Gate cover, you can see my post about that here. It also appeared also on the cover of People Places Plants in the spring of 2007.
Garden Gate magazine has a circulation of just over 400,000. The magazine, published by August Home Publishing, is based in Des Moines, IA. The photographer is Garden Gate magazine staff photographer, David McClure.
People Places Plants, published by Paul Tukey, a gardening magazine for the Northeastern U.S. is based in New Gloucester, ME. The photographer for this cover was Buffalo’s own Don Zinteck, the Garden Walk “staff” photographer, and photographer of the Garden Walk Buffalo book. Available at a retailer near you (provided you’re in Western New York state).
More of Don’s garden photos can be found at the Garden Walk Photo Gallery. It’s like garden porn.