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In the fall of 2008 we planted 12,575 daffodil bulbs in celebration of our mother's 85th birthday in April. We surprised her by spelling out her name (JOY) in 32 foot high letters made from 1000 daffodils. Spring 2009 became the first year we officially welcomed the public to see the daffodils in bloom, and the positive responses we have received have prompted us to continue it every year since.
It all started around 1976 when our mother started planting daffodils on the pond bank in anticipation of building their retirement home. There are over 1400 distinct clumps of daffodils on the bank, some of which are several feet across. Over the decades we have divided and spread these clumps. A very conservative estimate of how many daffodils are in the pond area is 5 to 6,000. In addition we have purchased and planted at least 36,725 additional daffodils. So a conservative estimate is that there are over 42 thousand daffodils are on display every spring.
Over the years we have added words spelled out in daffodils such as PEACE, LOVE and WELCOME. Spring 2016 marked the unveiling of our latest creation in daffodils. It is a breast cancer ribbon made with 1600 Pink Ribbon daffodils. This variety is sold by The Netherlands bulb company and they donate 10% of the proceeds to cancer research.
Each spring we designate two long weekends that the public is invited to stroll the grounds among the daffodils. Daffodil Daze 2017 will be April 21, 22, 23rd and April 28, 29, and 30th, 10 AM - 5 PM each day. We do not charge an entrance fee, but donations for future bulb plantings are gratefully accepted. Well behaved kids and dogs on leashes are welcome. We hope you'll come expand your vision of what a daffodil looks like. I bet you'll see a variety you've never seen before, unless you visited us last year.