Here we are back on Garden Walk Buffalo for more Buffalo Cottage District Gardens. All these gardens are packed into tiny spaces, maximizing the term, small space gardening. You can see we have more colorfully painted houses and urban gardens bursting with blooms. The space between the sidewalk and streets, the Hell Strip, is lush with plantings.
This area was filled with enthusiastic gardeners, all showing their gardens for Garden Walk Buffalo. The front yards boast seating areas and very little if any turf grass.
But a word about soil conditions in our area.
The question always becomes, what do you plant when the soil you have says. “No.” You can tell these gardeners, many of whom have property that was laden with construction debris, huge water hungry trees and heavy clay soil, have found they can grow many kinds of plants. In the Hell Strip, soil conditions are usually at the very worst, yet folks here have beautiful curbside plantings.
I will touch on this in an upcoming post as I show you some more of the plantings where the soil emphatically says, “No way, José.” Plus a few reasons why these gardeners are successful in less than optimal conditions.
First, let’s move on to other streets not too far from the homes pictured above. Just like all the tourists wanting to see every garden they can fit into the two-day event, I will take you to just a small number of the 396 gardens to explore – the inspiration is endless.
Next we look at the window boxes and containers. More to see…
Check out a very well done video appearing on Art of Gardening with fellow blogger Jim Charlier, former president of Garden Walk Buffalo. The video is made by newcomers to Buffalo, Billy & Pat. It is both fun and very entertaining. Click Jim’s link. You will enjoy.