Mark your calendars! The pre-sale for bulbs for the 13th Annual Bulb and Perennial Mart has begun! The Collin County Master Gardeners Association (CCMGA) will be offering heirloom and naturalizing bulbs by pre-order only with an online sale from August 1 through September 9, 2016. These easy-to-grow bulbs have been researched and are proven to be suitable for our climate and soil. Many of these hard-to-find bulbs will not be available for purchase at local nurseries. Pre-ordered bulbs will be available for pick-up at the Bulb and Perennial Mart on Saturday, October 15 at Myers Park and Event Center in McKinney, Texas.

During the Bulb & Perennial Mart CCMGA will be selling more varieties of spring, summer and fall blooming bulbs, as well as perennials during the event. The perennials offered at the sale are proven winners in the International Award winning Research and Demonstration gardens at Myers Park. These Texas-tough plants will add color and beauty to the garden throughout the year.

This fall fundraiser benefits CCMGA community outreach and educational programs in Collin County. Information about the Bulb and Perennial Mart, a color brochure with descriptions of bulbs available for the pre-sale and an order form, is available for downloading at ccmgatx.org. Visa and MasterCard accepted for online orders only. Please call the Collin County Master Gardeners Association at 972.548.4232 for questions and additional information.