This year the Smith County Master Gardeners will be hosting their 22nd annual, award-winning “From Bulbs to Blooms” conference and sale using a new format. The educational program featuring Greg Grant, waxing horticulturally on the Earth-Kind bulbs in the sale, will be held via video and will be posted on the Smith County Master Gardeners Association website and Facebook page on September 14. The popular sale will be conducted online (from September 28-October 7) with curbside pickup October 10th at Harvey Hall (2000 W. Front St., Tyler, Texas, directly across from the Tyler Rose Garden).

The sale features tried-and-true heirloom, hardy, and hard-to-find Earth-Kind bulbs for Texas and the South, a number of which are grown by Greg and the Smith County Master Gardeners. Greg Grant is the Smith County horticulturist for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and is co-author of Heirloom Gardening in the South, Texas Fruit and Vegetable Gardening, and The Rose Rustlers. He also writes garden columns for Texas Gardener magazine and the Tyler Morning Telegraph newspaper and is a lifelong bulbophile.

For the complete list of the bulbs, books, plants, and seed available, visit the Smith County Master Gardeners coming events page at For more information contact [email protected] or call 903-590-2980. Additional information is available on the Smith County Master Gardeners and Greg Grant Gardens Facebook pages.