Name of Event: Grand Ideas Garden Bare Root Plant Sale
Sponsoring Organization: Kent?MSU Extension Grand Ideas Garden
Date: April 22, 2107
Start Time: 9:30 am
End Time: 12 pm
Location : MSU Extension, 775 Ball Ave NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
Description of the Event:
Please join us for our first-ever, FREE Bare Root Planting Class, Saturday April 22 at 10:30 am and Spring Plant Sale Fundraiser!
Spring is very quickly upon us and we know you will want to get a jump on planting perennials and forcing dramatic tropical plants like elephant ears and dahlias. We are excited to announce an educational program paired with a Bare Root Plant Sale that a team of Extension Master Gardeners has planned for just you. Growing bare root plants saves money and gives you the jump on spring with quick establishment.
Some of the best deer-resistant perennials, thrifty natives, and pollinator magnets have been chosen to be part of the line-up. Varieties for both sun and shade including some dramatic tropical plants are part of this year's sale.
The FREE one-hour class will be held on Saturday April 22 at 10:30 am. Plants will be available to pick up beginning at 9:30 am-noon that day. (Please contact Marcia Lucas or Rebecca Finneran if you cannot pickup that date to arrange another time. Plants will only be held for one week after the event.)
Class Description: Michigan gardeners carefully await their local frost-free dates to plant colorful perennials in their garden. Sometimes this seems like forever! During this class, you can get a jump on spring planting by learning the many attributes of choosing bare-root plants. Fully dormant, bare root perennials will acclimate naturally to your soil type and growing environment—and are never jeopardized by excess organic media left on the root ball. During this class, we will also learn how to force tender tropical perennials indoors before their dramatic foliage comes alive in the summer months. We will also explore a rich pallet of perennials to add interest, seasonal color and pollinator resources in your perennial garden.
TIPS FOR REGISTERING:
Use this link to register for the class AND order bare root perennials.
Check the box for the class even if you do not wish to attend.
If using the Credit Card option, you MUST record your information EXACTLY as it appears on your card (i.e. middle initial, full name etc.) and do not include spaces or dashes when entering your card number.
Plan to pick up your plants on April 22 between 9:30 am and noon (Free Class begins at 10:30 am)
If you have any questions, contact Rebecca Finneran.
Education Credit Hours: 1