Fall Bulb Sale – Order Now!
The Chatham County Extension Master Gardenersm program is holding a fall bulb sale to support N.C. Cooperative Extension’s sustainable gardening education programs in Chatham County. Participation is easy – Here’s how:
For the Extension Master Gardenersm program of Chatham County to receive support from your order, please follow these steps:
- Visit http://www.bloominbucks.com
- Click on the down arrow in the scroll box to select our group: Chatham County Hort. Prog. – NC Agricultural Foundation, Inc.
- You will be reminded that no other discounts apply. Click “Yes” and continue on to the BloominBucks site
- Click on “Fall Planted” to order your bulbs
- If asked for a customer number at checkout, click “never received catalog”
- At checkout, please make sure Chatham County Hort. Prog. – NC Agricultural Foundation, Inc. is shown under your total
- Bulbs will be shipped to your home in time for the fall bulb planting season
When you follow these steps, 25% of the money you spend will support gardening outreach programs in Chatham County for schools, youth, seniors, gardeners and residents, such as classes and workshops, plant clinics and a demonstration garden that will be developed at the Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center.
Chatham County Master Gardener volunteers recommend the following bulbs for years of spring color in our area – all are available on the BloominBucks site:
Crocus tommasinianus – Tommies
- Ipheion uniflorum – Star Flower
- Leucojum aestivum – Snowflake
- Muscari neglectum – Blue Bottles, Grape Hyacinth
- Narcissus – Daffodils
- Tulipa clusiana – Lady Tulips
- Click here to learn more about these bulbs.
Master Gardenersm volunteers recommend that you order bulbs by November 3, 2017. In Chatham County, NC, it is best to plant spring-blooming bulbs from mid-November through mid-December, after soil temperatures have fallen to 60 degrees.
For more tips on growing fall-planted, spring-blooming bulbs, check out these online resources from Cooperative Extension:
- Chatham Gardener article
- Extension Gardener Handbook
- Clemson Extension Bulb Fact Sheet
- NCSU Spring Flowering Bulb Trials
Thanks for your support and best wishes for a beautiful spring garden!
ABOUT the Extension Master Gardener℠ program
Master Gardener volunteers support the mission of North Carolina Cooperative Extension by educating residents about safe, effective and sustainable gardening practices that grow healthy people, gardens, landscapes, and communities. Their vision is a healthier world through environmental stewardship.
For answers to your gardening questions, contact a Chatham County Master Gardener volunteer. There are several ways you can reach us:
- Call 919-545-2715
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Visit us during plant clinic hours, Monday and Thursday afternoons from 1:00 – 4:00. We are located in the Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center. Click here for directions.
- Not a Chatham County resident? Click here to find out how to contact Master Gardener volunteers in your county.
If you would like more information about the Extension Master Gardener program in Chatham County, please visit the Extension Master Gardener program of Chatham County or contact Charlotte Glen, at 919-542-8202 or by email at email@example.com.