The River Corridor Foundation of St. Charles (501-3C) in partnership with the St. Charles Park District and presenting sponsor Heinz Brothers Greenhouse Garden Center will host the second annual Project Daffodil Saturday, Oct. 16, at Mount St. Mary Park. Planting will begin at 9 a.m.
Organizers created Project Daffodil in 2020 in hopes of lifting people’s spirits as the community appeared to be emerging from a pandemic year. The COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be more resilient than many expected, but equally resilient is the spirit of the River Corridor Foundation of St. Charles.
The project, which represents the rejuvenation of spring, is seeking volunteers to plant 5,000 daffodil bulbs and 150 Virginia Blue Bell plants to add to the 5,000 bulbs planted in 2020.
“Our hope is that this will become an annual event resulting in 100,000 blossoms each spring along this gateway to the city we love and enjoy, ” John Rabchuk said in last year’s news release. “We plan to add some native plantings such as bluebells to the planting area in future years, which should work very nicely with the varieties of naturalized daffodils that we will be planting.”