Fall Bulb, Plant Sale, and Monthly Education Meeting

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Fall is a great time to plant many landscape plants. The soil is still warm, so root growth can occur, temperatures have cooled making conditions less stressful for newly planted plants, and ideally, we will begin to receive some fall rains.

Fall is a busy time of year for the Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers ofUnion County. They are busy in their own gardens as well as in the Teaching Garden at the Union County Ag Center and other community educational programs.

The Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers of Union County will hold their annual Fall Bulb & Plant Sale on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The sale is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will be held at the greenhouse at the Union County Ag Center. The sale will feature a variety of unique spring flowering bulbs, fruit trees, blueberries, heirloom mums, perennials, and native plants. Rain barrels and composters will also be available. Funds raised from the plant sales are used to support the Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteer community educational programs and include programs for youth that are held at recreation centers, in schools, and 4-H summer nature camp.

If you have questions about fall planting, ornamental plants, growing fruits, and vegetables, or insect, disease, or weed problems, stop by the Plant Sale and speak with an Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteer or you can call the Extension Master Gardener℠ Growline at 704-283-3822.

To learn how to care for and properly plant spring flowering bulbs plan to attend the Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers of Union County monthly educational meeting on Thursday, Oct 18, at 7 p.m. at the Union County Ag Center. The Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteer Bulb Committee who provide tips and techniques for getting your bulbs off to a good start.