Chester Townscape Bulb Orders Are Due September 21

posted Friday, September 4, 2020

Chester Townscape's annual Fall Bulb Sale - that features top-quality, deer-resistant, easy-care, hardy bulbs that will bloom in 2021 - will have a twist this year because of the coronavirus. Mail-in orders, which are due by September 21, will secure a person's bulb choices. But in-person sales of remaining supplies by Townscape volunteers (and also pre-ordered bulbs for pick-up) will take place on Columbus Day Weekend at the Chester Post Office (Friday October 9, 12-4 PM), Smitty's Chester Market (Friday October 9, 5-7 PM, and Saturday October 10, 10 AM-4 PM), and Chester Helping Hands Produce Pick-Up at Chester-Andover Elementary School (Saturday October 10, 9-11 AM).

Order now for reliable bulbs that should be planted this fall to provide wonderful color in 2021.

Evan Scent TM Mixed Daffodils. A blend of four varieties of fragrant yellow, white, and orange daffodils that bloom in early to mid spring, complement each other, and are perfect for naturalizing. Grow 14-18" high. Plant in well-drained soil in full sun or part shade. Bag of 12 bulbs at $10.

Allium 'Purple Sensation.' Bloom in late spring with 5" purple blossoms on stems 24"-30" high. Plant in well-drained soil in full sun/afternoon shade. Bag of 12 bulbs at $10.

Summer Snowflake. White bells line arching 24-28" stems in mid spring. Plant in average to wet soil in full sun or minimal part shade. Bag of 6 bulbs at $10.

Camassia. Starry, purplish blue flowers rise in loose spikes on 34-38" stems in late spring. Most effective in clusters. Plant in average to wet soil and in full sun. Bag of 6 bulbs at $10.

For additional information about sale and pick-up locations and this year's bulb choices, plus an order form, please download two pages from www.chestervt.gov/chester-townscape.html. Mail-in orders are due to Chester Townscape at PO Box 561, Chester, VT 05143, by September 21, along with a check for the order made out to CCA and indicating CT Bulbs in the memo line. Chester Townscape is a committee of Chester Community Alliance (CCA), a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization; and bulb funds help support CT's civic and beautification projects.

For questions about the bulbs or alternate pick-up arrangements, or for copies of the forms, please contact Lynn Russell at [email protected] or 802-875-2707.

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