There is nothing to compare with color in the urban gardens of Buffalo. Garden Walk Buffalo is in a class by itself for originality and the most optimal use of small space gardening. No fear of color with the colorfully painted houses or exuberant gardening in a small space. It might have to do with the long months of winter we endure in this area. Gardening in the city, people celebrate the coming of the growing season with excitement and artful cheeriness.
The Charm of the Cottage and the Power of Community
In this post I am showing the ways in which the architecture relates to the gardening and the creative ways the homeowners set their properties apart from one another. I believe gardeners the world over can learn from this area – learn to be bold and take the step to make a statement in and of your community. What happens is neighbors meet neighbors and next thing you know, they start fixing up their front porches, repainting their houses and making a community bloom in so many ways.
Don’t ruin your eyesight squinting at the images, click each image in the gallery to see these gardens and homes. Well worth the few minutes to marvel…
Inspired? Garden Walk Buffalo began in 1995 by two city gardeners who were determined to showcase how great city living could be. They were inspired by a trip to Chicago and Washington DC and came home with ideas bursting at the seams. Today, the walk has blossomed to almost 400 colorful and creative gardens which lure in garden walkers from all over the country.
This is an overview of some of the gardens in and around the Cottage District. Tomorrow, see more gardens that can plant just about any plant our climate can nurture. In upcoming posts, I will have a closer look at gardening in small spaces along with window boxes and Hell Strips. I bet you gardeners cannot wait!