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Daffodil Day

Posted on Monday, February 27, 2012 at 5:52 pm

a closeup of yellow daffodilsBELL BUCKLE, Tenn. – In southern middle Tennessee, one of the surest signs that spring is near is the annual Daffodil Day in historic Bell Buckle, Tenn.

This year’s event will be held on St. Patrick’s Day (Saturday, March 17).

The thousands of daffodil bulbs planted over 145 years ago by Webb School founder Sawney Webb will turned into hundreds of thousands of happy yellow faces casting a golden glow throughout the town – making for a picturesque day.

For over 30 years, the town has celebrated this wonderful flower also known as the symbol of hope and renewal.

There will be a Flower Show, a children’s Fashion Show, and an Arbor Day Ceremony celebrating Bell Buckle’s 11th year as a Tree City USA.

Sharing beautiful flowers is what makes gardening so fun and rewarding. Even if you do not know what kind of daffodil you have in your yard, everyone is encouraged to bring a daffodil anyway as someone will be on hand to help discover into which of the 13 divisions your flower belongs.

Tree Board members will be on hand during the day giving away free tree seedlings courtesy of the Tennessee Forestry Division/Department of Agriculture. Bell Buckle is the smallest Tree City USA in Tennessee and the Forestry Division provides three different varieties of trees each year to give away encouraging people to go out and plant a tree.

This year’s seedlings include Pecan, Swamp Chestnut Oak, and Swamp White Oak.  Year after year people continue to return to receive the seedlings and plant more trees.

All activities are no charge.

For more information, visit the Bell Buckle Chamber of Commerce’s website.