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Lessons from Nature and Amanda’s Garden Annual Native and Perennial Plant Sale

Many of you have inquired about our annual plant sale. Obviously, we won’t be able to have our regular plant sale due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Instead we will both be having a sale by pre-order and pre-pay with pick up the week of May 25-30.

I will send out a list of available plants the second week of May. All orders will be first come first served. I will indicate which plants I have a lot of and which ones only a few. Prices vary according to the size of the division so I will include price ranges as well. Email me your order and I will let you know the cost. Then you can mail me a check and I will prepare your order. ALL ORDERS MUST BE PRE-PAID.

Plants from Amanda’s Garden can be ordered by email or phone: You can check the website for plant lists: / / (585) 750-6288

Amanda’s Garden Native Perennial Nursery specializes in locally grown  native plants for woodlands, meadows and wetlands. These will also be available for pick up at the same week here at my home in E Aurora. Order by checking plants on Amanda’s Garden website and email your order.  Ellen will email you an invoice for pre-paying.

All my plants are dug fresh from my garden and those from Amanda’s Garden are started from seed by Ellen. Foltz, the owner. I will also have a selection of hypertufa containers, draped concrete planters and birdbaths.

Master Gardener Online Garden Fence Chats

Get Ready for Spring! Join our CCE Erie Master Gardener hotline volunteers as we host virtual hotline hours or ‘Garden Fence Chats’ Monday – Friday via Zoom from 10:00 am to noon.


This will be an opportunity to chat with Master Gardener hotline volunteers real time and share your gardening questions either by phone or the computer. 

We will open each day with a short 10-15 minute presentation covering a timely topic or frequently asked question and then keep the line open for people to call-in or virtually stop-by with questions. Come hear from your garden friends what is happening in their gardens and what they are learning.

Our Garden Fence Chat space will be staffed by Master Gardener volunteers and our Consumer Horticulture Educator

Garden Consults

Done at a safe distance with masks. A Garden Consult can help identify plants, problems, and improve your garden and gardening practices. This will save you time and money.

Lessons from Nature Classes

To register call 652-2432 or e-mail  If you have a group of 3 – 5, I will schedule a class at your convenience. Classes are being scheduled now so call or e-mail to set an appointment.


How to Incorporate Native Plants into your Garden Class
  • Adding some native plants to your garden is the best thing you can do to help nature. Learn how to chose the proper plants for your  area and why it’s important to do so.
  • Cost: $30/person. The group is limited to 6 so everyone can see and participate.

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Hypertufa Planter Class
  • Learn to make your own light weight concrete planters.
  • The cost is $30/person including materials. Each person makes 2.
  • It’s a fun thing to do with friends and they make great gifts.


Concrete Birdbath and Stepping Stone Class
  • Make your own garden art birdbaths and stepping stones.
  • The cost is $30/person including materials. Each person makes 2.
  • It’s a fun thing to do with friends and they make great gifts.
Draped Concrete Planters Class
  • This is a new technique that looks liked draped fabric but is concrete, really interesting looking.
  • The cost is $30/person including materials. Each person makes 2.
  • It’s a fun thing to do with friends and they make great gifts.