Thursday, March 26, 2009

Help Wanted -- Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is hiring for the following seasonal park and golf course positions:
Zone gardeners,
Turf crew,
Golf course rangers,
Golf course starters,
Concessions workers,

Hours of operation are weekdays, weekends and evenings.
Experience and valid driver’s license required.
More info:

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
Parkside Lodge
84 Parkside Ave
Buffalo NY 14214


Deadline: 4/15/09
EOE. No calls please.

Late Breaking Event: Vegetable Gardening Information Night

April 20th, 2009, Monday, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

An information night for beginner and experienced home vegetable gardeners.  Come and learn about how to amend your soil, the best way to plant, and the tried and true vegetable and herb varieties for our area. The evening will end with a roundtable discussion. Hosted by Monroe County Master Gardeners.  Cost is $5.00 per adult, children of participants (under 18), FREE. Space is limited; please call 461-1000 x 225 to reserve your place. 

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Help Wanted - SALES

Help is needed immediately by a Rochester-area pond installation company. They are looking for a salesperson -- pond experience is not absolutely necessary, but sales experience would be very helpful. Duties include: Educating customers about ponds and the company's services, selling ponds and services, some pond maintenance, and organizing one or more special events per year.

Candidate must be organized and outgoing.

If you are interested, email jane AT janemilliman DOT com.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

GardenScape: Landscaper's Design Challenge

Today and tomorrow at 11am, Waterford Tilling's Pietro Furgiuele hosts a quick-draw design challenge here at the dome. The first challenge -- live -- has the competitors creating an entrance to the gardens at the First Unitarian Church of Rochester. Here are Pietro, Tim of Twin Oaks and Mike Tanzini of Ted Collins Tree and Lanscape. Also competing, Karl Nagler of R. J. Shickler and Bruce Zaretsky (Zaretsky Associates).

Friday, March 13, 2009

If you want to find us at GardenScape

Look for the giant flower arrangement. Hard to miss! A Pat Mead

Eden Station

R. J. Schickler's gardens always remind me of movie sets -- they're
like little worlds. This one is a depot coffee house. Very cool.

Report from GardenScape

Here is an absolutely terrible picture of what's in person a lovely
garden (I blame the camera). It's Waterford Tilling's "Deconstructing
Eden," best of show this year. Very cool in person!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Gearing up for GardenScape

Thursday through Sunday at the Dome Center in Henrietta. 
The show looks really good -- I stopped in yesterday for setup and will be back today. Regular hours begin tomorrow morning. Please stop and see me in the welcome court. I hate to rave, but I do think the show will be particularly special this year.
It  appears that more companies than usual are bringing in these gorgeous forced perennials—there were quite a few at CNYBlooms last week as well. Above, Canterbury bells, white bleeding heart, and some giant delphinium—gorgeous.
I'd like to give credit to Bristol's Garden Center in Victor, who supplied these two non-profits with some beautiful plants and d├ęcor. First, the Rochester Civic Garden Center. It's their first time back in the show after a few years away, and Christine Froehlich, the E.D., has done an amazing design job. They are in the dome this year, right beside the Genesee Valley chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society. Betsy Knapp was working on her tiny, incredibly detailed display yesterday. I love her work and am writing a profile of her for the Meredith publication Garden Ideas and Outdoor Living.
More as it happens... .

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Love this -- Garden spheres

I have these in three sizes at home, in terra cotta. Have never seen
these ornate ones before. Very cool. At the Greenscapes booth.

What's the hot new trend in containers this year?

Why, it's echeveria! Seen everywhere ... this one in particular at the
Ballantyne Gardens retail booth.

Help wanted

P/T office help for Landscape Co. in Alden
Bookkeeping & general office help. Quick Books and Computer skills helpful. 20-30hrs per week
J&L Premier Landscape
11,490 Genesee
Alden, N.Y. 14004
ph.937-7300  fx 937-3318

Monday, March 02, 2009

Help Wanted: Landscape Contractor

Beau Enterprises Inc.
Landscape Contractor

Seeking reliable, motivated, Hard working

Landscaping foreman/crew leader
Landscape laborers
Design and sales

Seasonal and year round positions Available
Must have drivers licenses, CDL a plus

Generous compensation, health ins, 401

Send resume w/salary requirements
4250 Williams Rd Ransomville NY 14131
Ph: (716) 791-3000 Fx: (716) 791-3003
Beauent AT


We've been waiting for this announcement. (Straight-up press release to follow.)

Submitted by The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc.

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc. welcomes David S. Daehnke as executive director. Professionally educated as well as skilled and experienced in overseeing a successful nonprofit public gardens and arboretums, Daehnke brings a wealth of horticulture and business knowledge to the position.
As a new Western New Yorker, Daehnke sees this position as an opportunity to live in a tremendous regional city and lead an extraordinary botanical gardens with rich history. Focusing on the mission and future of The Botanical Gardens, Daehnke isdedicated to creating, sustaining and interpreting a museum of living plants while upholding its purpose to promote an enduring harmony between people and the natural world.
Most recently, Daehnke held the position of executive director of The Montclair Foundation and Van Vleck House and Gardens inMontclair, New Jersey. He directed successful restoration efforts, fund-raising campaigns and educational programs. In his tenure, he made the Van Vleck House and Gardens a central destination that encouraged community and unity. Daehnke is widely known from his weekly radio show "The Gardening Guru" on WGHT 1500 AM, broadcasting from Wayne, New Jersey that has been broadcasting for over 15 years, on Martha Stewarts' Sirius Radio Show "Morning Living". He is also horticultural consultant and a staff writer for The Gardener News, New Jersey's only monthly gardening newspaper.
Daehnke's previous experience includes holding the executive director position at the Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit, New Jersey. He executed successful capital campaigns and directed, coordinated and supervised all operations of the Arboretum. Prior to the Arboretum, Daehnke was landscape supervisor at the Bergen County Department of Parks James A. McFaul Environmental Center. He managed a ½ acre nursery, supervised an 81 acre county park, was the chief grant writer for horticultural projects and created the largest public collection of ornamental grasses in New Jersey. David was also general manager of Ramapo Landscape Supply and owned his own successful landscape design, maintenance and build firm for over 10 years. In 1984, he received his Bachelor of Science in Ornamental Horticulture from Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

Sumbitted by The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc.


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