Fall is for Flower Bulbs

by Kathy Jentz
Washington Gardener

If you want beautiful spring-time flowers, NOW is the time to starting thinking about planting bulbs. Bulbs are the easiest of all gardening—just set it and forget it!

Learn more about bulbs at the upcoming Takoma Hort Club meeting:

Bulbs for All Seasons
Hosted by the Takoma Hort Club

Wednesday, Sept.18, 2013
7:30 to 9 p.m.

Historic Takoma, Inc.
7328 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, Md.

Join the Takoma Horticultural Club for a presentation by Merikay Smith, head of the Montgomery County Master Gardeners Speaker’s Group. She gardens on two acres in Darnestown, along with her husband and son. Her popular presentations are always full of gorgeous photos of her spacious gardens, thoughtfully planned with nature in mind. Merikay comes from a long line of gardeners and has years of experience with bulbs. She loves to experiment!

Her talk will include the tremendous variety of bulbs available to plant for year-round blooms with an emphasis on native and deer-resistant plants. She will be happy to answer all your bulb-related questions.

Merikay’s bulb talk is very timely, especially for those who are planning to attend the Takoma Street Festival on October 6. The Takoma Horticultural Club, as usual, will be selling “direct from Holland” bulbs at their booth at the TP Street Fest. This is the club’s only annual fund raiser and club members get a 10% discount on their bulb purchases!

This event is free and open to the public. No reservations required.

You are encouraged to bring a snack to share and to wear a recycled nametag. Find out more about the Takoma Horticultural Club on our website: www.TakomaHort.org. You are welcome to renew your membership or join the THC. Please bring a check for $12 or exact change if you want to renew or join.

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About the Author

Kathy Jentz
Kathy Jentz is editor of Washington Gardener magazine and is a long-time DC area gardening enthusiast. Washington Gardener is all about gardening where you live. She can be reached at @WDCgardener on Twitter and welcomes your local DMV gardening questions.