Volunteers sought for daffodil planting project
October 18, 2011
About 3,000 daffodils are expected to bloom next spring along Main Street Gardnerville in the “Daffodil Corner” of the new Heritage Park Gardens.
This is a project of the nonprofit organization’s design committee whose purpose is to enhance the physical vitality and beauty of the downtown district.
Additional plantings will be made each year, adding color and variety to the streetscape. This is a major planting job, and the committee is calling upon members of the community to volunteer.
Two work days are scheduled: 9 a.m. until noon Saturday and Oct. 29.
Volunteers should contact the Gardnerville Town Office at 782-8027 or e-mail info@MainStreetGardnerville.org. They will meet at Heritage Park and are encouraged to bring gloves and digging tools.
To finance the project, an additional 2,000 daffodil bulbs are for sale to the community to plant in home gardens. For each bulb sold, the volunteers will plant a bulb in the town planting spaces.
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Bulbs can be purchased in the Gardnerville Town Office, 1407 Highway 395, or at several local businesses, including Especially For You, Core Performance, Joyce’s Fine Jewelry and Sapphire Wizard Fired Arts.
The three varieties of bulbs are from Holland. “Ice Follies” (all white) and “Barrett Browning” (white with orange centers) received awards from the American Daffodil Society.
“Dutch Master” bulbs are the traditional golden yellow. They can be planted anytime in October or early November and come in mixed bags of a baker’s dozen for $10 or 25 for $20.