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Mountain of a Million Daffodils!
“Born” in 1993 as a project of SI Running Springs (which later merged with SI Lake Arrowhead to form SI Rim of the World) the Mountain of a Million Daffodils project has resulted in close to a quarter million daffodils being planted in our mountain communities. We are not yet at our million mark, but if anyone can soar to that goal, the SIROW team can!
SI of RS started the project to help beautify our mountain and put a smile on travelers’ faces. The group would plant half of the bulbs and sell the other half to help pay for the ones planted. It started off small and over the years really grew. The community became involved as the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts and cheerleaders took part in planting. Free bulbs were given to some of the schools in a “Read a book, plant a daffodil” program.
Last year as a Community Service project, we donated and planted a case of bulbs at Lake Arrowhead Fire Station #94 (at Peninsula and North Bay). In the coming year we plan to plant at least two cases at sites yet to be determined.
The income from the daffodil project goes to help support projects locally to assist women and children in the mountain communities from the Crestline area to the Green Valley Lake area (including free mammograms, domestic violence services, education, services to physically and mentally challenged and their families, Lifeline, etc.)
King Alfred daffodil bulbs, hardy for our high mountain altitude and occasional snowfalls, are packaged and sold in groups of 25, 50, 75, 100 and by the case of 200. And even better, these bulbs are very unappetizing to gophers, voles, and deer!
KING ALFRED DAFFODIL BULBS
We Have Sold Out!
25 bulbs - $25
50 bulbs - $40
100 bulbs - $70
1 case / 200 bulbs - $120
Prices include CA state sales tax.
We have annually ordered between 30 and 40 cases and the bulbs are always sold out. Buyers return year after year to add to their gardens. The
bulbs are a popular item in neighborhoods, shopping areas, and homeowners’ associations.
The 2015 bulbs are due to be delivered in mid-September. We are taking pre-orders now.
When you get your King Alfred bulbs, make sure you that you store them in a cool place away from the sun. Do not put them in your refrigerator, as it will dry them out.
Plant your King Alfred’s in late fall when the weather is much cooler and before the first frost. Plant them about 6 inches deep and 6 inches apart. Do not separate the bulbs if they are together. Our daffodils are hardy for our mountain climate and great around other flowers because the gophers and other animals will stay away from them.
So be sure to place your orders early – we cannot make an additional order this year so we are limited to 8,000 bulbs to sell. Give your neighbors, your favorite merchants, your church, etc. an opportunity to make a bright spring display, improving the beauty of our mountain community and at the same time providing valuable services to our area residents.
Thank you to all those that purchased the bulbs.
We have Sold Out.
Please check back next season to place your 2017 orders.