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Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/05/2019
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Demonstration Garden

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The UCCE Tuolumne County Master Gardeners will host a presentation by Bill the Bulb Baron (William R.P. Welch) at their Open Garden Day on Saturday, October 5th, beginning at 10:30am at the Demonstration Garden, 251 S. Barretta Street, Sonora. Bill is a leading commercial grower, hybridizer, and authority on drought-resistant, animal-proof (deer/gopher/squirrel), easy to grow bulbs, particularly warm-climate fragrant Narcissus (“tazettas”) and also summer and fall blooming fragrant outdoor Amaryllis, as well as Nerines, Watsonia, Oxblood lilies, Crinums and fragrant everblooming Amarcrinums (crosses he has made between Amaryllis and Crinum, ideal for warming climate conditions.) More information about Bill’s bulbs is available at http://www.billthebulbbaron.com/.

Bill was the featured speaker at our General Meeting this past November. The presentation was extremely well attended and he sold out of many types of bulbs, so we’ve invited him back for an encore performance!

The public is invited to attend the presentation with a variety of Bill’s bulbs available for purchase after the presentation, cash or checks preferred as payment, credit cards accepted if you wait until the end of the sale.

In addition to the presentations, we will have our final Master Gardener Grown Plant Sale of the fall.  Autumn is the Best Time to add Plants to your Garden with Plants Raised Here to Grow Here!

The Demonstration Garden is located at 251 So. Barretta Street in Sonora, (Cassina High School Campus) and will be open from 10am to 1pm.  Activities will begin at 10:30 am.  There is no cost to attend Open Garden Day or to tour the garden.

For questions regarding the Master Gardener program or to have a Master Gardener come to your home to help with a gardening problem, please call the Tuolumne County Master Gardener Hotline at 209-533-5912  or email:  mgtuolumne@ucdavis.ed

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