A Bucks County 2021 initiative to cover local open spaces with a million springtime daffodils is just a few weeks away from making itself evident. A staff report from the Bucks County Herald blossomed with the news.
The Bucks Beautiful project, undertaken in collaboration with Gale Nurseries, Inc., Gwynedd Valley, added 40,000 daffodil bulbs to the local landscape last fall. The latest installments pushed the county’s total tally of newly planted genus Narcissus flowers to more than 1 million.
One of the flowerbed sites, Kutz Elementary School, Doylestown, added some gravitas to the horticultural mission. The bulbs planted there memorialize student Dominic Liples, who passed away in 2016 of brain cancer.
The ground surrounding the trees at Lions’ Pride Park in Warrington is also due for its bounty of bulbs to burst forth.
Other in-county planting locations included Pine Run Retirement Community, the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, and the Tileworks of Bucks County, all in Doylestown.
The daffodil, a flower that is as hearty as it is cheery, generally blooms in late winter/early spring.
More on this story is at the Bucks County Herald.