Fall Bulb Sale – Order Now!

Posted On September 24, 2017— Written By
Lady tulip flowers

Lady tulips, Tulipa clusiana

The Chatham County Extension Master Gardenersm Volunteer Program is holding a fall bulb sale to support Cooperative Extension’s sustainable gardening education programs in Chatham County. Participation is easy – Here’s how:

For the Chatham County Extension Master Gardenersm Volunteer Program 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 Gardenersm volunteers recommend the following bulbs for years of spring color in our area – all are available on the BloominBucks site:

  • Crocus

    Crocus tommasinianus ‘Barr’s Purple’

    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:

Thanks for your support and best wishes for a beautiful spring garden!

ABOUT North Carolina Extension Master Gardenersm Volunteers

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:

If you would like more information about the Extension Master Gardener Program in Chatham County, please visit Chatham County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program or contact Charlotte Glen, at 919-542-8202 or by email at charlotte_glen@ncsu.edu.

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Photo of Charlotte Glen, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCharlotte GlenState Coordinator, NC Extension Master Gardener Program (919) 515-1226 charlotte_glen@ncsu.eduHorticultural Science - NC State University
Posted on Sep 24, 2017
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