by June Portnoy
In 2010, Bucks Beautiful established its Bulbs for Bucks Program, responsible for beautifying the community by planting daffodil bulbs throughout the county. The idea of the program, inspired by Bucks Beautiful president Chuck Gale, was to plant daffodil bulbs during the fall in highly visible locations that could be seen from a roadside when they blossomed in the spring.
Chuck 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.”
“Daffodils require low to no maintenance,” added Denise Sezack, Bucks Beautiful’s Executive Director. “Once the bulbs are planted they make their own food and store it for the next year, so they virtually take care of themselves with occasional fertilization necessary in certain areas.”