Buffalo Garden garden art

Springing to life

The garden's starting to take shape...

The garden’s starting to take shape. Not with my help yet though. Between cold, wet weather and working on my garden totems, I haven’t paid too much attention to it.

Fortunately I took an afternoon and planted 500 bulbs from Colorblends last fall and am reaping the 4-5 week-long benefits from them now. Leslie’s been out cleaning up the beds when the weather’s been good. I’ve got my black mulch sitting out there waiting to be spread.

After a walk around with my camera assessing what needs to be done, there seems to be nothing major.

Jim Charlier is an advertising designer/photographer/crafter with a serious gardening problem. He's co-written a garden design book featuring the funky, quirky and fun gardens by the gardeners of Buffalo titled "Buffalo-Style Gardens: Create a Quirky, One-of-a-Kind Private Garden with Eye-Catching Designs" (BuffaloStyleGardens.com); he writes a long-standing garden blog (ArtofGardening.org); led the largest garden tour in America, Garden Walk Buffalo; has written for, or provided photography for dozens of magazines and books; has made presentations and participated in panel discussions on garden design and garden tourism nationally and internationally.

8 comments on “Springing to life

  1. Lookin’ good, Jim. Lookin’ real good. I like seeing your maintenance projects–the behind-the-scenes look.

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    • …and there’s TONS more projects didn’t show! Hope things are well for you in Greene. I saw you had snow the other day! How I ended up living in the two NY State cities with a reputation for dramatic winters I’ll never know.


  2. Wow – everything looks amazing! I am SO looking forward to the next Garden Walk once the border reopens – I’ll be bringing the whole family 🙂 And don’t you love it when the easy way ends up being the best way (i.e your vertical garden & granite scrap carpet) – it’s always a bit of a thrill when that happens.

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    • We’re hoping the border opens soon! Garden Walk Buffalo won’t be the same without the Canadian neighbors stopping by for a visit.


  3. Such a good report! I love seeing your garden in different stages, leading up to when I saw it during the Garden Walk.

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  4. Great to see someone appreciating heucheras! I don’t see enough of them, or enough variety, as I visit other gardens. We need a champion!


    • I’ll be adding to my heuchera collection this year, as you can see, a few disappeared. I also have a copper fountain in the shape of a heuchera I have to add to that bed. Glad to meet another fan!


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