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The Rock Prairie Master Gardener Association, located in Rock County, Wisconsin, is the 42nd association of the Wisconsin Master Gardener Program.

This blog is used to distribute timely information to association members regarding volunteer opportunities, MGV highlights, and other social tid bits.

Horticulture related information is to be directed to the Horticulture Educator or the Plant Health Advisors.

This blog is not for garden related questions.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

How to force bulbs - December Continuing Ed Program

You don't need to abandon the idea that there won't be any more flowers in your home once fall comes and your plants go to sleep for the winter.  

Forcing bulbs can give you a wide assortment of beautiful flowers with little work and hardly any upkeep.

On Thursday, December 1, 2016, at 5:30 pm the RPMGA will host a continuing education program for Master Gardener Volunteers in the Horticulture Center at the Rotary Botanical Gardens.  (Thanks, Mark!)

Attendees are asked to bring one pot.  We'll have extras if you need them.

We will provide pebbles and soil for your pots.  And we'll have bulbs.  

You can choose from a variety of:
  • Daffodils
  • Tulips
  • Hyacinths
  • Narcissis
Horticulture Educator, Christy Marsden, will begin the evening with a short presentation on forcing and a hands-on demonstration.  

If you wish feel free to bring your own bulbs, soil and extra pots.

There is no charge for the bulbs and/or materials.

This is an approved MGV continuing education program.  Participants will earn 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) per hour.  

Forcing bulbs by Amy Joy and Brian Hudelson - UWEX fact sheet XHT1144

Below are a number of photos that show just a few of the ways you can force bulbs.  All photographs are property of the UWEX.  

Hyacinths, tulips and daffodils.







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