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THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED OUR DAFFODIL PHOTO CONTEST!
This Spring we received 134 entries to our online photo contest! During the challenging initial weeks of the Coronavirus Crisis, Bucks County residents shared virtual beauty with uplifting photos of their children, pets and landscapes amid cheery daffodils. We’re grateful to our enthusiastic participants – and models – for sharing your photos on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds for a wide audience to enjoy. Please read below to learn about our Bulbs for Bucks initiative and planting sites.
The Bulbs for Bucks Program was the inspiration of Bucks Beautiful President Chuck Gale, to beautify Bucks County at key locations with the first splendor of spring; blooming daffodils! Chuck Gale stated “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! To my knowledge, this is the largest bulb planting project in the state of Pennsylvania.” Phase I of “Bulbs for Bucks” debuted in the fall of 2010, when 40,000 daffodil bulbs were planted along the Route 611 Bypass near Doylestown. The bulbs were planted by Bucks Country Gardens, Dear Gardens Associates, Inc., Environmental Landscape Associates, Gale Nurseries, Inc., Nickett Landscaping, Professional Landscape Services, and Schumacher Landscape Construction. The overall design and layout was provided courtesy of Carter van Dyke & Associates, Planners and Landscape Architects. Mr. Gale committed his landscaping services to help Bucks Beautiful complete it’s mission to plant 1 million bulbs for the following phases: Phase II: Color on the Canal. On November 9, 2011, 300,000 daffodil bulbs were planted from Bristol to Riegelsville along the towpath of the Delaware Canal State Park, a National Historic Landmark located within Bucks County. Phase III: Color on the Parkway. In the fall of 2012, 170,000 daffodil bulbs were planted along the new Route 202 Parkway spanning a 9 mile stretch of land from Doylestown to Montgomeryville. Phase IV: Color our Towns. Planting in the fall of 2013, consisted of 250,000 bulbs within the Newtown region, areas around Perkasie Borough, and the Bucks County Tourist Center in Bensalem Township. Phase V: Color Bucks County. Planting in the fall of 2014, consisted of 250,000 daffodil bulbs in Bucks County to reach the initial goal of 1 million daffodils. This was just the beginning. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the program, we’ve installed over 1.6 million daffodils to date. With the success of the program and the support of the community, Bucks Beautiful hopes to continue to grow the program and plant a million more!
SUPPORT THE BULB PLANTING INITIATIVE
To become a Daffodil Bulb sponsor please contact Bucks Beautiful at 215-340-3639.