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Nancy Foley
President 2016-18 
Clarkston Farm & Garden Club

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Daffodil Day

 

8th Annual Daffodil Day Luncheon

 

Eight years ago, Lynden Miller, A New York based public garden designer spoke at the Bloomfield Hills Branch of the Woman’s National Farm and Garden Club meeting.  Miller talked about his belief that public parks are vital elements of any city and connecting residents to nature improves the quality of life.  From that talk, arose the Belle Isle Daffodil Project

New York has a Daffodil Project founded in 2001. as a living memorial to those who died in the September 11 attacks.  Five million bulbs have been distributed in New York to be planted all around the city providing beautiful swaths of spring color and symbols of hope across the urban landscape. 

In 2010, Claudia Scioly and Cecily O’Connor, members of the Woman’s National Farm and Garden Club, an organization more than 100 years old, founded the first Annual Daffodil Day at Belle Isle with a luncheon and celebration of planting 3,000 daffodils on the island.  The effort has become an official Michigan Division of the Woman’s National Farm and Garden Club project in 2012 and the members have facilitated the planting of over 300,000 daffodils to celebrate Belle Isle’s restoration and the resurgence of Detroit.  The goal of the Michigan Division is to plant one daffodil for every resident of the city – 700,000. 

The Belle Isle Daffodil Project has become a true community effort, garnering strong support from a variety of sources:  the Belle Isle Conservancy, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, who now manages Belle Isle, local businesses, school groups, and others.

Proceeds from the Daffodil Day luncheon fund the purchase of bulbs.  Every $1 purchases 5 bulbs.  

Calendar

April(2017)
19th

11:00 a.m. 8th Annual Daffodil Day, Detroit Yacht Club, Belle Isle  $38 for lunch before 3/1

May(2017)
16th

MI Division Spring Council Meeting hosted by the Troy Garden Club at Heather Club of Bloomfield Hills – Speaker:  Julie Dawson “This Planet’s Petals Painted”

June(2017)
3rd

Plant Exchange 

8:30 a.m.

Village Parking Lot

July(2017)
19th

Clarkston Garden Walk 

11:00-7:00 p.m.

Starts at the Library