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Plant Spring Bulbs now

Believe it or not, now is the time to prepare for the welcome sight of spring flowering bulbs.  Everyone with an interest in growing bulbs is invited to attend “Planting Spring Flowering Bulbs.”  Meetings will be held in each county across the River Valley Extension District:

Belleville: Thursday, September 16, 7:00 p.m., Belleville Library

Washington: Wednesday, September 22, 7:00 p.m., First National Bank basement

Clyde: Wednesday, September 29, 7:00 p.m., Senior Center

Clay Center: Thursday, September 30, 7:00 p.m., Extension Meeting Room

David Coltrain, River Valley Extension Agent, will present this program.  “Adding colorful flowers to your landscape with bulbs is relatively simple since bulbs are well adapted for this area and climate,” stated Coltrain.

Coltrain planted over 1500 bulbs at his former house in LaCrosse.  He plans to plant around 800 bulbs this fall at his current house in Palmer.

Agenda items include: Bulb types, Selection, Preparation, Fertilization, Planting, Maintenance, Digging & Storing, and Insects & Diseases.  The program is free, but please pre-register by calling the Extension office in Washington at 785-325-2121.  A minimum of 10 registrations is needed for each meeting to be held.

If you are a beginner gardener or think you know a lot about bulbs, this program is for you.  Coltrain guarantees you will learn things about bulbs you never heard before.  This presentation is a past first place winner in the Kansas Agriculture Agent communication competition.

K-State Research and Extension is committed to making its services, activities, and programs accessible to all participants.  If you have special requirements due to a physical, vision or hearing disability, please contact David Coltrain at 785-325-2121.

For more Extension information and programming, listen to the River Valley Scoop radio programs by going to and selecting the River Valley Scoop agent radio program.

K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


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