Plants of the week | July 22nd

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As summer inches towards late summer some flowers fade and other burst into bloom. This week at Urban Roots a number of perennials and shrubs began flowering.

An OASIS @ Urban Roots!

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Come celebrate Garden Walk Buffalo and Infringement Fest at Urban Roots

Music! Refreshments! Food trucks! Tastings! Gardening education! Garden art!

Saturday July 26th from 12-7 pm

Plants of the week | July 16

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Garden walk is fast approaching (only 10 days away)! We still have plenty of plants to fill any holes in your garden. Here are a few that are looking just spectacular this week.

Summer is here and flowers are blooming!

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Here at Urban Roots our week has been full of plant deliveries. Both the yard and store are full of plants and a little bit of everything has come in just in time for summer and Garden Walk.

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Veggies are here!   Organic, heirloom vegetables grown expressly for us here in Western New York – tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, beans and more!  Also many varieties of conventional vegetables are available now.  Come and get them while supplies and selection last.  

Beautiful Pots – Ready for Planting

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 At Urban Roots, we have the best selection of the season right now! Gardening in containers can be very satisfying.  For many of us with small outdoor spaces, creating  beautiful arrangements in containers might be all the satisfaction we can hope for.  The right pots can also enhance a large and elaborate garden.  You can… Read more »

Seed Starting Time is Coming

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    Before we know it, it will be time to start planning, plotting, picking out and planting seeds.  If you are a gardener who likes to start plants from seed, tend them yourself and bring them to readiness for planting out in the garden, your season is about to begin.  Urban Roots has all… Read more »

Plant Sale

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Shrubs, trees and perennials* are on sale: buy one, get one free!  (Second item of same or lesser value.) *chrysanthemums and pansies not included in the sale. Fall is a great time for planting and Urban Roots still has a very nice selection of plants to consider adding to your garden.

Great Fall Performers!

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We are excited to offer a really nice selection of fall performers – annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees – for our customers to choose from to continue the gardening season.

The Buffalo-style Garden Art Sale

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Plan to attend: Sunday, June 30, 10am – 5pm at the Parkside Lodge in Delaware Park. This year the Buffalo-style Garden Art Sale has nearly forty vendors – twice as many as last year!  Once again, Urban Roots is happy to be participating in this fun event.  There will also be a “Plant Society Avenue” of area… Read more »

Heirloom Vegetables!

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  The heirloom and conventional veggies are here! Come early for the best selection. Heirlooms are non-gmo, open-pollinated and been around for years, selected for their superb flavor and desirable traits over the generations. A piece of heirloom trivia: the bull nose pepper has been around since 1774 and was grown at Monticello by Thomas… Read more »

The Buffalo Home and Garden Show

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Urban Roots will be at the Home and Garden Show at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.  Do you want to come too?   Starting February 22nd, spend $25 or more at Urban Roots and receive 1 free entrance ticket to the Buffalo Home and Garden Show.  (1 per purchase,2 per family, while supplies last) This… Read more »

Spring Workshop Series

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The Community Garden Spring Workshops are underway! To register for a workshop, please stop in the store, call us at 716-362-8982, or email Space is limited so registration is required so that we can set up accordingly. Workshops are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified.            … Read more »

Japanese Gardens

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Join us on Saturday, March 2nd at 10am  for a presentation on Japanese Gardens by Trudy Stern. We’ll have coffee brewing; see you there!

Gardeners’ Give & Take

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We will meet again this Saturday, February 2, and we plan to revisit the subject of ‘zone stretching’, as well as talk about creative ideas for front yard gardens, inspired in part by the book The No Mow Front Yard.

Additional Garden Workshops Announced

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Urban Roots and Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo recently received an Environmental Justice Grant from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. This is the second time that we have collaborated with GGB and again part of the funding received will be used to support education programs for the two organizations. The following workshops will be presented… Read more »


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Getting ready to garden? Smell spring in the air? It is not quite time to dig, but we have a great selection of books on just about every gardening topic you might think of…