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Sponsored Post: Celebrate Mom! Shop Pudgie's Lawn & Garden

By Lisa Ace


“Motherhood: if you think my hands are full, you should see my heart.” No matter your age, your mom still means the world to you. Remind her how much you love her with a gift to make her day a little brighter.

For Mother’s Day, Pudgie’s Lawn and Garden celebrates mothers for all that they do or have done. Creative and unique gift ideas are our specialty. We will help you find a special way to honor or remember her.

Stop in our shop Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Sundays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Ask one of our staff for ideas or wander our greenhouse for creative gifts. Shop online for Mother’s Day and curbside pickup is available, too! Need a delivery? We will help with that too within a 10-mile radius in the Batavia and surrounding area.

Click here to visit our website or our Facebook page.

Sponsored Post: Pudgie's Lawn & Garden announces fall events

By Lisa Ace

Pudgie's Lawn & Garden: PREMIER, your one-stop shop to get your fall decorations, to find HUGE mums, pumpkins, straw bails, corn stalks, gourds and more!

Looking for a sale? Right now, Pudgie's has 50% off all PERENNIALS, TREES & SHRUBS. Now is the time to plant them for next year!

Looking Indoors? Houseplants are here! A great addition for your home for beginners or novice – as new ones arrive weekly. There are many health benefits to having live plants in your home.

Looking to continue education? We offer classes and events, too. Check out our Facebook page for more information. You are never too old to stop learning, make new friends or just have fun.

Sponsored Post: Pudgie's Lawn & Garden celebrates 20 years in business with special deals

By Lisa Ace

Pudgie’s Lawn & Garden Center is kicking off it's 20th year in business and we are offering delivery for Mother’s Day week. Follow the link to order something special for mom and receive a FREE Mother’s Day card & bow. Delivery charges apply. Click here for more information.
Pudgie’s would also like to announce we are now booking kid’s birthday parties beginning in June and continuing year-round! Click here to find out more info.  Pudgie’s Lawn & Garden Center is located on 3646 W. Main St. in Batavia.

Annual Stafford Garden Club Plant Auction

By Elizabeth Krenzer

Annual Plant Auction at Stafford Garden Club.  Come and have fun and add some plants for your garden.

Place:  Stafford Town Hall, Rt 237, Stafford, NY

Date:    May 18, 2011

Time:   6:30 pm

If you have any questions about the program, call Sue at 344-0834.

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Giant hogweed in Genesee County

By Howard B. Owens

I never heard of a giant hogweed until one day a couple of years ago  I went for a walk in Corbett's Glen in Rochester.

There was this big leafy plant surrounded by yellow police caution tape and a hand-made sign explaining the dangers of hogweed.

It produces a sap that burns like acid. You don't want to get exposed to it.

The Democrat & Chronicle has a story today about a DEC eradication program that is running out of funding.  This year and next its running on federal stimulus money, but after that, local property owners will be on their own for learning how to properly remove the plant.

The info graphic at the end of the story is a map that includes Genesee County.  A similar, wider-area graphic, is on the DEC site, with a DEC article about hogweed. The maps show two areas of heavy infestation -- more than 400 plants -- in Genesee County. One is roughly in the Bethany area and the other in the Corfu/Darien area. There are another four sites with as many as 400 plants, and four sites being monitored.

And those are only the identified infestation areas. The DEC believes there are many more unidentified locations in the state.

From the DEC site, "Its sap, in combination with moisture and sunlight, can cause severe skin and eye irritation, painful blistering, permanent scarring and blindness. Contact between the skin and the sap of this plant occurs either through brushing against the bristles on the stem or breaking the stem or leaves."

As for plant distribution, "Giant hogweed grows in wet areas along streams and rivers, on waste ground, near houses, in vacant lots, and along railways and roads. It prefers moist soil and can quickly dominate ravines and stream banks."

Garden Day Celebration & Plant Sale

By William Stedman

Presented by the Master Gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wyoming County. 

Saturday, May 9th, 2009, from 9am to 12pm.  Join us under the big tent at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 401 North Main Street, Warsaw, NY..  There are demonstrations of Gourd Growing & Painting, Gladioli Growing & Arranging, a watercolor artist, Flower Pounding, and Garden Garnishes.

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Stafford Garden Club Annual Plant Auction

By Elizabeth Krenzer

Stafford Garden Club

Plant Auction

All Day          May 20, 2009

Stafford Town Hall, 8903 Route 237, Stafford, NY


Now is a good time to be putting in perennials, bulbs, and shrubs.  The Stafford Garden Club is holding its annual plant auction of plants provided by the members from their gardens.  House plants will also be available to bid on.

You can't beat the prices!!  Attendees are encouraged to bring their own plants to auction.

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