The following post is submitted by Melanie Palmer, curator of the Durango Botanic Gardens. She will continue to update us on this year's bulb sale.
As is the case for most nonprofits in the area, the Durango Botanic Gardens have been hit hard by COVID 19 restrictions and have had to cancel all of this year’s fundraising events. However, we have found a way to make the annual bulb sale happen! This year’s sale will be held in an online “store” on our website: www.durangobotanicgardens.org. We will be offering the same high-quality bulbs that you have come to expect, from our premium supplier in Holland: daffodils, crocus, hyacinth, rock garden iris, tulips and MORE! Bulbs are the most cost-effective perennial there is, and they are great for pollinators!
This is how it will work: the online store will be open August 1-8. This is a limited window, so be sure to mark your calendars NOW. There will be colorful pictures of all of the offerings for pre-order and pre-payment.* Bulbs will be shipped from Holland and packaged for our customers for pickup at the Durango Farmer’s Market on October 17, in perfect time for fall planting, with all the instructions you will need. Additional pickup locations are being determined.
NEW THIS YEAR! Due to popular demand, we will be offering peony roots from a premium farm in the US in gorgeous shades of red, coral, white, and pink for immediate fall planting. Quantity will be limited, so you will want to place your entire order as soon as you can.
BONUS! Free bulb fertilizer for orders of 50 or more bulbs!
We appreciate our many loyal customers over the past years. Your support is more important than ever in helping us to go forward with maintaining our beautiful gardens and our ambitious plans for future development of the areas around the Library. Let your friends know, and DO NOT MISS OUT this year!
*If a bulb from the online store becomes unavailable from the suppliers, DBG reserves the right to substitute a bulb that is as closely similar as possible.
Below, clockwise, beginning with upper left: Cool Crystal Tulips, Candy Princess Daffodil, Sweet Invitation Oriental Hyacinth, Blue Magic Dutch Iris.