THE CCETC MGV BULB SALE IS OPEN!
It's time to order bulbs! These will arrive in October to plant and brighten your spring garden!
This bulb sale is open for purchases from August 17 to September 20.
Master Gardeners have curated a list of around 40 of their favorite bulbs to span the bulb flowering season, different growing conditions (including deer pressure), and flower colors and sizes that will grow well in Tompkins County. Bulbs are a great way to add spring color to your garden and provide flowers for pollinators.
Top-quality bulbs are from Van Engelen, the wholesale branch of the popular John Scheepers Inc. garden supplier. Contact-free pickup will be in the parking lot of CCE-Tompkins around October , and late October for Amaryllis and Paperwhites. Exact timing will be announced after bulbs are shipped from the supplier.
To help you decide, Master Gardeners have curated this year's list of some of their favorite bulbs they have grown successfully, or think would do well locally. Our selection covers a variety of colors and bloom-times (March to June/July). In addition, there are suggested groupings of bulbs to meet your specific garden needs:
Please consider donating $1 or more to our Garden Angel Program. Master Gardener Volunteers will plant bulbs in an underserved community in Tompkins County, NY. Each $1 will purchase one bulb to share the joy of flowers and color popping up in the spring! Last year we were able to donate 950 bulbs total to local organizations and communities, including Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, Esty Street Garden, the CCE Solidarity Gardens Project, and Longview.
For more information about the Master Gardener Volunteer Program in Tompkins County, visit: http://ccetompkins.org/MasterGardeners.
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Last updated September 9, 2021