Spring Bulb and Plant Sale
Spring Planted Bulb and Plant Sale
The volunteers of the Chatham County Extension Master Gardeners Volunteer Program want to thank all those who purchased bulbs and plants during our fall sale. With your help, we raised over $600.00! Thank you!!
Now, the Chatham County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program is holding a spring-planted summer-blooming bulb and plant 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 Gardener Volunteer Program to receive support from your order, please follow these steps:
- Visit our spring bulb and plant sale page by clicking here.
- You will be directed to the Bloomin Bucks page that says, “Thank you for choosing to support 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 Spring Planted Summer Catalogue to order your bulbs or plants. Look for bulbs or plants suitable for planting in Zone 7
- 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 and plants will be shipped to your home in time for the spring 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 and plants for years of summer color in our area – all are available on the BloominBucks site:
- Agapanthus – African lily or lily of the Nile
- Allium – ornamental onion
- Asclepias tuberosa – milkweed
- Convallaria – lily of the valley
- Crinum – river lily
- Eucomis – pineapple lily
- Liatris – blazing star or gay feather
- Lycoris – surprise lily
- Veronica spp.- speedwell
- Zephyranthes – rain lily
- Additional Information and Pictures Master Gardener volunteers recommend that you order bulbs by late March or early April for best selection. In Chatham County, NC, it is best to plant most summer blooming bulbs and plants after the danger of frost has passed, around April 15th and when soil temperatures reach 55-65 degrees.
Thanks for your support and best wishes for a beautiful summer 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 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 and Fridays from 9:00 – 12:00. 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 Chatham County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program .