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From Field to Garden: All About Bulb Propagation

September 27 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Members: $10         Nonmembers: $15

Registration and prepayment required. To register, click HERE.

In person presentation

Many bulbs divide and multiply in the garden. Learn how bulbous plants naturally divide and reproduce as well as methods practiced by industry growers and bulb enthusiasts to produce the classics we love for display in our gardens.

Through presentation and demonstration, David will share and demonstrate techniques such as the “chipping” method of asexual bulb propagation on Galanthus and Narcissus bulbs as well as scooping the basal plate of hyacinths to form new bulbils, and how to divide lily scales to encourage the generation of more lily bulbils.

David Mattern is a Horticulturist at Chanticleer who manages the Cutting and Vegetable Gardens. David holds a degree in Landscape Contracting with an emphasis on design, and a minor in Horticulture from Penn State University. He is also a graduate of Longwood Gardens’ Professional Horticulture Program. David has experience working at public gardens in the U.S. as well as internationally, including England and South Africa. In addition to gardening at Chanticleer, David writes, lectures, and teaches on various gardening subjects.


Please email botanicgardens@udel.edu or call 302-831-0153 if you would like to register by phone. Send payment to: UDBG, 152 Townsend Hall, University of DE, Newark DE 19716.

Location: 132 Townsend Hall, 531 South College Avenue

Parking: Townsend Hall parking lot will be reserved for this presentation

Cancellation Policy: UDBG reserves the right to cancel any program if necessary. Refunds take approximately 3-4 weeks to process. There will be no refunds after a class or series has begun. Payment will be refunded if cancellation is made 10 days prior to class.



September 27
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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132 Townsend Hall, University of Delaware
132 Townsend Hall
Newark, DE 19716 United States
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