Spring bulb sale at Chester Fall Festival

CHESTER, Vt. – Forget this strange gardening summer, and think about something you can count on: spring bulbs. On Sept. 16 and 17, Chester Townscape (CT) volunteers will again be selling spring-flowering bulbs at Chester’s Fall Festival, at a location near the Hearse House and the information booth. All bulbs are top quality, hardy, easy care, shunned by deer and voles, and expected to return year after year when grown in full or part sun and in well-drained locations. Shipped straight from Holland, the four varieties of narcissus offered this year include early and mid bloomers, with a variety of colors and heights. Those labeled “landscape size” (LS) are a bit smaller and thus more economical, but should increase in size each year. The larger bulbs are dramatically two-toned. The 2023 bulb order form may be downloaded from www.chestervt.gov/chester-townscape.

Bulbs will be sold cash and carry on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and on Sunday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Bulbs may also be ordered in advance before Sept. 12 for pick-up at the Fall Festival by making a check out to CCA with “CT bulbs” in the memo line, and sending the completed order form and check to Chester Townscape, P.O. Box 561, Chester, VT 05143. For additional information, or for those who must make alternative pick-up arrangements, contact Polly Montgomery at 802-875-5446 or montgomerypolly@yahoo.com.

At its table, Townscape will also offer maps of Chester created by well-known artist Lew Watters. The maps are ready for framing, and would make excellent gifts. Also available will be CT’s free brochures for the Main Street and the Stone Village walking tours.

All sales help support Chester Townscape’s seasonal floral displays, which will be changed later this fall to display pumpkins, flowering kale, and corn stalks, at public locations around town. These decorations beautify Chester and make it a handsome place to live and visit. Chester Townscape is a committee of Chester Community Alliance, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

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