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2021 Master Gardener Volunteer Bulb Sale

Friday, September 10, 2021 at 12:00am to 11:59pm

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Fall is the right time to plant bulbs for spring blooming tulips, daffodils, iris and numerous other garden favorites. To help local gardeners choose bulbs that will perform well here and meet their specific garden needs, the Master Gardener Volunteers at Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins (CCE-Tompkins) willhold an online bulb sale fundraiser August 17 through September 10, 2021. 

Gardeners may select bulbs from a list specially curated by the Master Gardeners to include those they have grown successfully, with offerings that cover a variety of colors and bloom-times (March to June/July). The list also includes suggested groupings to meet specific garden needs such as;

  • Early bloomers
  • Blooms by Month
  • Deer/critter resistant
  • Pollinator favorites
  • Full sun
  • Shade tolerant
  • Naturalizing bulbs

The sale includes only top-quality bulbs from Van Engelen, the wholesale branch of the popular John Scheepers Inc. garden supplier. Online orders placed through this sale will be distributed to buyers at a contact-free pick-up in mid-October in the CCE-Tompkins parking lot at 615 Willow Avenue in Ithaca; the exact timing will be announced after the bulbs have shipped. To review the Bulb Sale Sheet and to place an order, visit:

Garden Angel Program
Please consider donating $1 or more  to our Garden Angel Program. Master Gardener Volunteers will plant bulbs in an underserved community in Tompkins County, NY. Each $1 will purchase one bulb to share the joy of flowers and color popping up in the spring! Last year we were able to donate 950 bulbs total to local organizations and communities, including Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, Esty Street Garden, the CCE Solidarity Gardens Project, and Longview.

With questions about the Bulb Sale, please contact Margaret Royall, Horticulture Program Assistant, at  

For more information about the Master Gardener Volunteer Program in Tompkins County, visit: .

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CCE Tompkins




Cooperative Extension


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Margaret Royall, Horticulture Assistant, CCE-Tompkins

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(607) 272-2292 voicemail ext. 244

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