You may have noticed some of the approximately 750,000 daffodils planted throughout the region by the Bucks Beautiful project.
Next year, expect even more. The county beautification project announced their plans to plant one million bulbs throughout the region this fall.
“To my knowledge, this is the largest bulb planting project in the state of Pennsylvania,” Bucks Beautiful board member and Gale Nurseries, Inc. President Chuck Gale said. “I like the idea of planting daffodils because the bulbs multiply each year, and the project is long-lasting for future generations to enjoy what we are doing now”
Peter R. Fernandez, landscape architect and Bucks Beautiful president, said the board hopes to make Bucks County a destination point to view the bulbs each year.
“We see the Bulbs for Bucks program as helping with the economic development of local tourism, hotel rooms, restaurants, as well as bus trips and festivals,” Fernandez said.
This fall, Bucks Beautiful, a nonprofit organization, will plant 250,000 additional daffodil bulbs in the last phase of an ongoing five-phase project that began in 2010. Then in spring 2015, Bucks Beautiful hopes to host a weekend festival to celebrate the million blooming daffodil bulbs.
“As part of its ongoing county beautification initiative, Bucks Beautiful has planted 750,000 daffodil bulbs. While the organization is well on its way to planting its one millionth in fall of this year, it is counting on you to help make it happen,” an announcement on Doylestown Patch said.
On April 26 and 27, Bucks Country Gardens in Doylestown will host an Adopt-a-Daffodil event. Bucks Country Gardens will donate $1 for every customer checkout over the weekend. Customers who match this donation will receive a specially designed daffodil sponsor magnet. For every $1 donated Bucks Beautiful is able to plant about six daffodil bulbs.