rudbeckia with yellow and burgundy petals

Plant and Take: Late-Summer into Fall Annual Containers

  • August 16, 2022 - August 19, 2022
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Event Phone: 507-388-4877

This late-summer, plant a container full of annual plants that will prolong the colors of the gardening season. This year we will have the best selection of annual plants yet!

Grape Hyacinth in bloom

Planting Fall Bulbs for Spring Blooms

Receive an early welcome to spring with tulips, crocus, daffodils, and more when you plant fall bulbs during the fall.

When to plant:

When the overnight temperatures start dropping, around 40°overnights or 6-8 weeks before the ground freezes. Store the fall bulbs around 60 to 65 degrees F in a dry area before being planted.

Things to consider when choosing bulbs:

Bloom Time

fall bulb planting bloom times and depths
Bloom times will be indicated on the package of the bulbs. Plant multiple varieties with different bloom times to give you the longest duration of early spring blooms or plant varieties that bloom at the same time for an array of colors!

Where to Plant

First, make sure the soil is well-draining. Bulbs don’t like wet feet or else they may rot. Add amendments like compost or top soil to ensure proper drainage. Try not to plant in low lying areas where water pools and stays wet for awhile. Add Bulb Tone from Espoma to your soil when you plant to give them proper nutrients before and after blooming.

Most bulbs need full to part sun. Check the bulb packaging to see sun requirements.

Layout

Bulbs look best in groups. Consider adding them to areas where you already have perennial plants to fill in bare spots. They will brighten that area early spring and then the foliage will be camouflaged by other herbaceous perennials and shrubs as they fill out.

It’s called “naturalizing” when you plant bulbs in sporadic groups throughout your garden to make it look like more natural, like a meadow.

Bloom Colors

You may like a certain color repeated throughout your yard or if you want to dive into color combinations you can go back to what we learned in art class and use color schemes! Analogous, complementary, monochromatic, and split complementary colors are color schemes that you can build with flowers and other plants!

List of common fall bulbs at Drummers: *other varieties and multiple colors available!*

Allium – purple pom poms atop wand-like stems.
Crocus – very early color. Some even bloom in snow!
Daffodil (Narcissus) – sunny yellows and white. These are great in groups. Great for forcing.
Grape Hyacinth (Muscari) – purple or pink.
Hyacinth – fragrance that will stop you in your tracks! White, pink, purple. Great for forcing.
Tulip – Huge variety of colors, sizes and bloom times. Have a ball! Great for forcing.
Snowdrops – small white flowers that hang like a bell.

Cornell University actually did tests with planting bulbs with other perennials to see how they looked. Click here to see the results!

SPRING PLANTING PARTY 3.10.18 MORNING

  • March 10, 2018
    9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Learn to succeed with annual flowers and then pot up your ideas.

KIDS PLANTING PARTY 3.24.18

  • March 24, 2018
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Kids may pot up annual flowers for Mother’s Day gifts.

SPRING PLANTING PARTY 3.14.18

  • March 14, 2018
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Learn to succeed with annual flowers and then pot up your ideas.

Fall Colors Planter Make & Take Morning

  • September 9, 2017
    11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Join Geri and plant annuals in a 10″ whiskey barrel-look container with your favorite fall colors. She will share tips on how to keep your annuals looking good through the fall season. Annuals being used will tolerate a light frost. Also, she will demonstrate a container planting and talk about the plants’ cultural needs. You (more…)

What happened to Grandma’s flowers?

  • What happened to Grandma's flowers?
    March 25, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Master It! From Master Gardeners!! Join area University of Minnesota Master Gardeners throughout the day and discover answers to four different topics. They’ll answer questions at the end of each session too. Joyce Wilcox will present, “What happened to Grandma’s flowers?” A discussion of problems with growing old fashioned, Impatiens walleriana in your yard and garden. (more…)

Succulents: Their care, propagation and uses

  • March 25, 2017
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Master It! From Master Gardeners!! Join area University of Minnesota Master Gardeners throughout the day and discover answers to four different topics. They’ll answer questions at the end of each session too.   Carolyn Becker will discuss the care and feeding of one of the most popular categories of plants today: Succulents:  Their care, propagation, (more…)

wild blue phlox flowers

Early Spring Perennials

  • March 25, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Master It! From Master Gardeners!! Join area University of Minnesota Master Gardeners throughout the day and discover answers to four different topics. They’ll answer questions at the end of each session too. Learn to appreciate the early wonders that can be incorporated into woodland and hosta gardens. Barb Maher gardens on a wooded lot in (more…)

KIDS PLANTING PARTY 3.25.17

  • March 25, 2017
    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Join us in our greenhouse for a fun experience planting annuals! Bring the kids and we’ll plant annual combinations perfect for kids in patio pots chosen just for them. Choose from colorful flowers for sun or shade. After you plant, we’ll grow your containers until May when they’re ready for your place. You’ll be amazed (more…)

SPRING PLANTING PARTY 3.18.17 AFTERNOON

  • March 18, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Join us in our greenhouse for a memorable garden experience with annuals! Admission to this workshop is free. Payment for containers planted is required. Payment will be due at the end of class after you’ve planted your container(s). Please review pricing below for each container. Yes! You may attend the learning session and not plant. (more…)

SPRING PLANTING PARTY 3.18.17 MORNING

  • March 18, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
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This class session is full. Please register for another section, we’d be glad to see you! Join us in our greenhouse for a memorable garden experience with annuals! Admission to this workshop is free. Payment for containers planted is required. Payment will be due at the end of class after you’ve planted your container(s). Please (more…)

SPRING PLANTING PARTY 3.16.17 EVENING

  • March 16, 2017
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
We're sorry, but all tickets sales have ended because the event is expired.

Event Phone: 507-388-4877

Join us in our greenhouse for a memorable garden experience with annuals! Admission to this workshop is free. Payment for containers planted is required. Payment will be due at the end of class after you’ve planted your container(s). Please review pricing below for each container. Yes! You may attend the learning session and not plant. (more…)

SPRING PLANTING PARTY 3.16.17 AFTERNOON

  • March 16, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
We're sorry, but all tickets sales have ended because the event is expired.

Event Phone: 507-388-4877

Join us in our greenhouse for a memorable garden experience with annuals! Admission to this workshop is free. Payment for containers planted is required. Payment will be due at the end of class after you’ve planted your container(s). Please review pricing below for each container. Yes! You may attend the learning session and not plant. (more…)

SPRING PLANTING PARTY 3.15.17

  • March 15, 2017
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
We're sorry, but all tickets sales have ended because the event is expired.

Event Phone: 507-388-4877

Join us in our greenhouse for a memorable garden experience with annuals! Admission to this workshop is free. Payment for containers planted is required. Payment will be due at the end of class after you’ve planted your container(s). Please review pricing below for each container. Yes! You may attend the learning session and not plant. (more…)

SPRING PLANTING PARTY 3.14.17 EVENING

  • March 14, 2017
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
We're sorry, but all tickets sales have ended because the event is expired.

Event Phone: 507-388-4877

Join us in our greenhouse for a memorable garden experience with annuals! Admission to this workshop is free. Payment for containers planted is required. Payment will be due at the end of class after you’ve planted your container(s). Please review pricing below for each container. Yes! You may attend the learning session and not plant. (more…)

SPRING PLANTING PARTY 3.14.17 MORNING

  • March 14, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
We're sorry, but all tickets sales have ended because the event is expired.

Event Phone: 507-388-4877

Join us in our greenhouse for a memorable garden experience with annuals! Admission to this workshop is free. Payment for containers planted is required. Payment will be due at the end of class after you’ve planted your container(s). Please review pricing below for each container. Yes! You may attend the learning session and not plant. (more…)

SPRING PLANTING PARTY 3.13.17

  • March 13, 2017
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
We're sorry, but all tickets sales have ended because the event is expired.

Event Phone: 507-388-4877

Join us in our greenhouse for a memorable garden experience with annuals! Admission to this workshop is free. Payment for containers planted is required. Payment will be due at the end of class after you’ve planted your container(s). Please review pricing below for each container. Yes! You may attend the learning session and not plant. (more…)

Beautiful annual flower combination

SPRING PLANTING PARTY 3.11.17 AFTERNOON

  • March 11, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
We're sorry, but all tickets sales have ended because the event is expired.

Event Phone: 507-388-4877

Join us in our greenhouse for a memorable garden experience with annuals! Admission to this workshop is free. Payment for containers planted is required. Payment will be due at the end of class after you’ve planted your container(s). Please review pricing below for each container. Yes! You may attend the learning session and not plant. (more…)

SPRING PLANTING PARTY 3.11.17 MORNING

  • March 11, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
We're sorry, but all tickets sales have ended because the event is expired.

Event Phone: 507-388-4877

Join us in our greenhouse for a memorable garden experience with annuals! Admission to this workshop is free. Payment for containers planted is required. Payment will be due at the end of class after you’ve planted your container(s). Please review pricing below for each container. Yes! You may attend the learning session and not plant. (more…)