Join us October 15, 2016 for THE 13th ANNUAL BULB & PERENNIAL AT MYERS PARK & EVENT CENTER.
by Dawn Bluemel Oldfield, CCMGA Public Relations Chairperson
The 13th Annual Bulb & Perennial Mart is right around the corner! While autumn is ushering in cooler temperatures and gardens are resplendent with colorful mums and pansies, it’s not too early to get in the mood for spring. Join the Collin County Master Gardeners Association on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Myers Park & Event Center in McKinney, Texas from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. to learn more about — and purchase — the best selections of bulbs, iris, perennials, and small shrubs for North Texas!
During this much anticipated event, CCMGA will be selling a selection of hard-to-find heritage bulbs, and several drought tolerant perennials. Many of the perennials offered at the sale are proven winners in the international award winning Earth-Kind® Research and Demonstration Gardens at Myers Park. These Texas tough plants will add color and beauty to the garden throughout the year.
New to the Bulb & Perennial Mart this year is a limited selection of Tall Bearded Iris that have been fairly recently developed and were all chosen for their beauty, “wow factor”, and inability to be found in local nurseries. Mel Sexson, Collin County Master Gardener and iris enthusiast says, “People will want them because they are all visually striking, and, if they buy them they will probably be the only ones in the neighborhood to have them. Additionally, they are dependable and tolerant of most soil types.”
Schedule of Events:
Early Bird Seminar featuring Sherrian Jones, Operations and Marketing Manager for Texas Pure. She will present “Preparing Your Soil for Planting”
9:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.
The Bulb & Perennial Mart is an indoor event so come rain or shine! Join us for a day of fun, education, and the joy of gardening. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions. The event is free and no sales tax is charged. Cash, check or credit cards accepted.
Proceeds from the sale benefit community outreach programs, and horticultural and water conservation education throughout Collin County.
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:
Tall Bearded Irises
How to Incorporate Bulbs in Your Landscape
Bulb Planting Guide
Bulb Planting Video