2022 Grand Ideas Garden (GIG) Bulb Event

October 22, 2022 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Registration Deadline: October 18, 2022 - 11:45PM

Greetings Gardening Enthusiasts!

Looking forward to autumn, the MSU Extension Grand Ideas Garden (GIG) team would like you to join in our annual Fall Bulb Event fundraiser which includes a free educational webinar paired with bulb selections that our team of Extension Master Gardeners selected just for you. 

Gardens Rich with Color are Full of Bulbs!
Invite early spring pollinators to your garden with dazzling bulbs!! Early season beauties such as Crocus and Allium provide amazing color and enhance floral resources for native bees and other pollinators. Spring comes to life with daffodils, Crocus and other early bloomers, yet the color does not need to end there. With thoughtful planning, you can extend the rich color of bulbs from spring through autumn. Explore our team's bulb selections to create a rich pallet of interest and seasonal color in your own garden that may surprise you!  

FREE Live WEBINAR - Sept 30th from 3-4 p.m.

  • To attend the live webinar - please register by Sept. 29th.  
  • The Zoom webinar link will be emailed to you on the morning of Sept. 30th so please watch for the email.
  • Re-certified Ext. Master Gardeners may count 1 education hour for attending the webinar or viewing the recording.
    • Webinar Recording:  The recording of the free bulb webinar will be be provided to all who have registered at this site, regardless if a bulb order is placed.
    • You may attend the webinar on Sept. 29th and purchase additional bulbs afterwards. If choosing to do so, please email Diane Brady at bradydi1@msu.edu and provide her with your bulb selections and the quantity. Diane will add these items to your order and email you an invoice containing a credit card payment link.

The 2022 bulb sale features many cultivars with a strong emphasis on supporting pollinators. Many of you have observed the strong connection with Allium cultivars and native pollinators. Because their genetic diversity covers a long bloom season, Allium species offer nectar and pollen resources to dozens of types of bees throughout the growing season. Other great pollinator plants include Corydalis and native cultivars of Camassia (quamash). We hope you like the choices the team made this year!! Of course the sale will also feature a blend of colorful, fragrant and deer-resistant hyacinths, daffodils and minor bulbs as well as stunning lilies and peonies. —there are some great choices!!


  • All bulb orders must be paid for within 5 business days of order date.   
  • Your bulb purchases are not reserved until full payment is received and processed by MSU.
  • Payment deadlines:
    • Check Postmark Date:  Oct. 1, 2022
    • Credit Card Due Date:  Within 5 dates of order date or Oct. 18, 2022, whichever is earliest.

*  Details for Bulb order pick up in Grand Rapids: Saturday, Oct. 22nd from 9 a.m. - noon.  GRAB-N-GO. If you are not available on Oct. 22nd, please make arrangements for a family member or friend to pick up your order.  No orders will be held or shipped.
*  Pickup location in Grand Rapids:  Kent MSU Extension office located at 775 Ball NE.


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