4/9/13

NYC Fact: Daffodil Project

The first sign of spring for me has been all the daffodils in bloom. If you see any around the city, they are most likely part of the Daffodil Project, founded in response to the attacks of September 11 as a living memorial. Volunteers plant bulbs all over the city each fall. When spring finally comes, communities celebrate their blooming as visible symbols of perseverance and restoration. There's no particular site, all parks and community gardens are welcome to join. Over 5 million daffodil bulbs have been planted since the project’s inception on October 20, 2001. Isn't it incredible? We found bunch at 135th and St. Nicholas Park in Harlem over the weekend. I think daffodils are the perfect flower to raise every one's spirits. Nicely done NYC.
Yellow daffodils, the color of remembrance.
More pictures after the jump. . .

13 comments:

  1. I didn't know about this but I'm glad you wrote about the sweet and beautiful project.

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  2. i had no idea. you are right, daffodils are a beautiful flower for this:)

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  3. Love Owen's expression in the last picture! (pretty sure that's Owen?)

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    1. haha yep, it's Owen. That knuckle head.

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  4. I had no idea! I actually was just commenting to my second graders on our trip last week about how many daffodils were blooming around the city. What an amazing project. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I didn't know this either! I love daffodils!

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  6. Psst.. Site and sight aren't the same thing. ;)

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  8. This is incredible- such a wonderful idea, I didn't know that this existed!! x

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