As the hot, lazy days of summer turn to fall, it is time once again for the Smith County Master Gardener Association’s annual From Bulbs to Blooms Conference and Sale.
Slated for Oct. 14 at Harvey Convention Center, this not-to-be-missed event offers more than 45 bulb varieties, including heirloom, hardy and hard-to-find bulbs well-suited for the South. Both seasoned and novice gardeners will find old and new favorites, including narcissus, daffodils, jonquils, Byzantine gladiolus, crinum lilies, rain lilies, snowflakes, wood hyacinth, spider lilies and more. A limited selection of special trees and shrubs also will be available for sale.
Highlighting the conference will be Greg Grant, Smith County horticulture Extension agent. Born and raised in East Texas, with stomping grounds all over the world, Mr. Grant is a noted horticulturist, author, conservationist and bulb expert.
Dozens of door prizes also will be given away, and a garden-related vendor area will be set up just outside the conference.
The conference and sale is free. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with the program starting at 9 a.m.
For more information regarding, call the Smith County AgriLife Extension office, 903-590-2980, or you can visit the Facebook page or the website http://scmg.tamu.edu.