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The 14th Annual Bulb & Perennial Mart


by Dawn Bluemel Oldfield/CCMGA

The 2017 Bulb & Perennial Mart is right around the corner!  While autumn is ushering in cooler temperatures and gardens are resplendent with colorful mums and pansies, now is the time to learn more about and purchase the best selections of bulbs, iris, perennials and small shrubs for North Texas.

Join the Collin County Master Gardeners Association on Saturday, October 14, 2017 in the Stall Barn at Myers Park and Event Center in McKinney, Texas from 8:30AM – 3:00PM, 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 drought tolerant perennials.  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 eight varieties of Tall Bearded Iris that were chosen for their beauty, and “wow factor”.  They are all visually striking, and are dependable and tolerant of most soil types.

Additionally, CCMGA will be offering compost and mulch from Texas Pure Products for sale at The Mart offering compost and mulch for sale.  Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about the benefits of these nutrient rich products, and best practices on how and when to apply them to the garden.

Saturday, October 14th Schedule of Events:

9:00AM – 3:00 PM – Bulb and Perennial Sale

9:00AM – 3:00PM – Pick up August Pre-Sale orders

9:00AM – 3:00PM – Tours of Myers Park Research and Demonstration Gardens

9:00AM – 3:00PM – Information Booth and more…

Sponsored by Whole Foods, The Bulb & Perennial Mart is an indoor event so come rain or shine! Join us for a day of fun, education, and share the joy of gardening.  Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions.  The event is free and no sales tax.  Cash or check, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express accepted. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own cart.

Proceeds from the sale benefit community outreach programs, and horticultural and water conservation education throughout Collin County.

WHERE:  Myers Park is located at 7117 County Road 166, McKinney, TX  75071. To find out more about the 14th Annual Bulb & Perennial Mart visit the CCMGA website: ccmgatx.org, or call 972-548-4232.

COST: Event is free and no sales tax.  Cash or check, Visa, MasterCard and American Express accepted.

MORE INFO: ccmgatx.org or call 972.548.4232

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