Start Thinking About Spring Color
Ready, set, but don’t go yet! It’s time to start thinking about adding spring color in your yard. The Collin County Master Gardeners can help you and their 13th Annual Fall Bulb Sale is right around the corner! The online sale opens August 1 so watch your email to see this year’s selection along with an order form.
Once again the Collin County Master Gardeners have done their homework for you. They’ve selected a variety of spring-blooming bulbs that not only do well in our area, but will naturalize and come back year after year. This year’s selection includes some old tried-and-true favorites, plus some new outstanding varieties. These bulbs are sure to add spark to a dreary end-of-winter landscape.
Don’t know much about bulbs? Bulbs are easy – plant them in the fall and enjoy the beautiful blooms in the spring! It’s really that easy. Bulbs require little care, are inexpensive and most bloom again year after year. Bulbs are not picky about soil – they’ll grow in our amended Blackland Prairie clay soil. Need more information? A visit to www.ccmgatx.org/gardening-resources/plants-for-collin-county/spring-flowering-bulbs.aspx will answer your questions. There’s also a video at that link that will show you how to plant bulbs.
So start thinking about spring color!!
Article by Jackie Schwitter, Collin County Master Gardener
Watch this page for details about the Next Annual ccmga Bulb & Perennial Mart in October 2016.
CCMGA will be selling some of the beautiful, yet hardy perennials that do so well in the international award winning Earth-KInd® Research and Demonstration Gardens at Myers Park, as well as researched and proven spring, summer, and fall blooming bulbs suitable for our climate and soil extremes. The Texas-tough plants offered at The Mart will add a splash of color to your garden throughout the year. Purchase these proven winners by cash, check, or credit card (Visa or Mastercard only).
The Bulb and Perennial Mart is an indoor event, so come rain or shine! Join us for a day filled with fun, education, and the joy of gardening! We’ve done the homework and testing for you so that you can purchase with confidence! Our bulb varieties are top performers for North Texas gardens and include daffodils, tulips, lilies and more. This year we will again have a wonderful assortment of crinums. Crinums are truly heirlooms, the kind of plants great-grandma would have grown! Master Gardeners will be on hand to help you make the perfect selections, answer questions and give tips for successful planting, as well as give tours of the Research and Demonstration Gardens.
8:30 a.m. — Early Bird Seminar
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
For directions to Myers Park & Event Center, click here.
Need Help Before Digging In?
For tips on preparing garden beds or planting bulbs, check out the information below:
How to Incorporate Bulbs in Your Landscape
Bulb Planting Guide
Bulb Planting Video
Proceeds from the sale benefit community outreach programs, and horticultural and water conservation education throughout Collin County.