Fall Bulb Sale – Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Fundraiser

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Lady tulip flowers

Lady tulips, Tulipa clusiana

The Extension Master Gardener℠ program of Chatham County is holding a fall bulb sale to support the Cooperative Extension Service’s sustainable gardening education programs in Chatham County. Participation is easy – Here’s how:
For the Extension Master Gardener program of Chatham County to receive support from your order, please follow these steps:

  • Visit the Bloomin’ Bucks website.
  • 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 Bloomin’ Bucks 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.

Master Gardener℠ volunteers of Chatham County recommend the following bulbs for years of spring color in our area – all are available on the Bloomin’ Bucks 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
  • Learn more about these bulbs

Master Gardener℠ volunteers recommend that you order bulbs by November 1, 2019. 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°F.

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 Master Gardener 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 Master Gardener volunteer of Chatham County. There are several ways you can reach us:

If you would like more information about the Extension Master Gardener program of Chatham County, please visit Extension Master Gardener Program of Chatham County or contact Matt Jones, at 919-542-8243 or by email at matt_jones@ncsu.edu.