After a cold and snowy winter, many of us are ready for spring to bloom. And when we think of spring in Bucks County, it conjures up images of blooming golden daffodils thanks to the Bucks Beautiful “Bulbs for Bucks” program.
The “Bulbs for Bucks” program was the inspiration of Bucks Beautiful board member Chuck Gale. The goal of this program is to beautify Bucks County along the canals, highways, byways and throughout small towns and communities with the first splendor of spring blooming daffodils!
The “Bulbs for Bucks” Program is a key beautification initiative throughout Bucks County supported by caring community members. They are in their fifth year of this program and have already planted 750,000 bulbs.
The first phase of “Bulbs for Bucks” debuted in the fall of 2010, when 40,000 daffodil bulbs were planted along the Route 611 Bypass near Doylestown. During phase II in 2011, called “Color on the Canal,” 300,000 daffodil bulbs were planted from Bristol to Riegelsville along the towpath of the Delaware Canal State Park. In 2012, phase III was called “Color on the Parkway,” where 170,000 daffodil bulbs were planted along the new Route 202 Parkway spanning a nine-mile stretch of land from Doylestown to Montgomeryville. And last year the phase IV planting was called “Color Our Towns,” and consisted of 250,000 bulbs planted within Newtown, Perkasie, and Bensalem. This year, phase V is called “Color Bucks County,” and your contribution will help plant the remaining 250,000 bulbs, reaching one million daffodils.
Buy a “Bulbs for Bucks” magnet for $10 on the Bucks Beautiful website to support this daffodil imitative. For every magnet sold, they will plant 58 daffodil bulbs along the highways, byways, parks, canals and in towns and communities in Bucks County. In appreciation for your contribution, you will be entered to win a special daffodil package designed by Joyce Byers, featuring Byers’ Choice 2014 Spring Daffodil Collection including Woman with Daffodils, Boy with Daffodils, Girl with Daffodils, Black Lab with Daffodils. Mary Lake-Thompson designed Daffodil collection apron, kitchen towels and teapot.
Go to www.bucksbeautiful.org to get your magnet and be entered to win! A winner will be drawn on May 1st and will be notified via e-mail. Thanks for helping to beautify Bucks County.