Two Buffalo gardens are represented in this month’s issue of Garden Gate‘s Easy Weekend Gardening magazine. Whereas the owners of the gardens might take issue with the “easy” part, I’m sure they’re delighted to be featured again in a Garden Gate publication.
One garden, is on page 10, under the title of “A balancing act.” With some great hints about how to keep a garden casual with plant choices, yet formal in its structure. It shows the front porch of 75 Lancaster Avenue. If you click here, the front porch staircase in the garden can be seen in their little slide show as the first “place-holder” image. This garden was also featured in Better Homes & Garden‘s Garden Ideas and Outdoor Living. Past posts about this garden in magazines can be found here, here, and here.
The other garden is on page 31, under the title of “Growing a fabulous fence.” It has some good suggestions on how to take advantage of a fence with plantings and to promote privacy. This garden is at 72 Lancaster Avenue. The OUTSIDE of this fence has been featured on the covers of both Garden Gate magazine and People, Places, Plants, and has appeared, in bits, in other publications by Garden Gate. This is the first a photo of the INSIDE of this garden has been published. Past posts about this garden in magazines can be found here, here, and here
And the wild thing about these two gardens? They are directly across the street from each other. On the page 31 photo, if you look through the gate, you can see the white fence of the garden on page 10. The view across the street for these two gardens are each other. Both are popular garden stops during Garden Walk Buffalo. In full disclosure, this is also my street. I live at the other end. The street is only one (long) block long. We jokingly refer to their end of the street as “Upper” Lancaster.
Again, as is Garden Gate‘s editorial policy, the gardens are not attributed–no gardener credit, no city mention and not even zone information. The tips shared are great, there are usually plants lists, but seems that at least mentioning the climate zone would be useful. These are not gardens to be replicated in much warmer than our zone 6 designation. The ideas behind the design still do, but the plants won’t necessarily.
We’re very proud of the magazine-worthy gardens on our street. Well, until the city catches on that it’s a very desirable street–then our assessments will go up. More.
How many magazine worthy gardens are on your street?