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Lewisboro Garden Club Ready for Daffodil Planting

LEWISBORO, N.Y. – The Lewisboro Garden Club is getting ready to turn the town gold…with daffodils.

The club has wrapped up its annual sale of daffodil bulbs to the community and will begin the task of planting them Saturday, Oct. 22. Known as Golden Roads, it’s a project the club has undertaken for the past five years to help give the community a unique identity. Every year the club chooses a particular location on which to concentrate the daffodil plantings. This year, it’s the Cyrus Russell Community House in Cross River.

The club is currently seeking volunteers to help with the planting.

“We need people,” said George Scott, chairman of the Golden Roads project. “We have to plant about 4,000 bulbs throughout Lewisboro. The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and hopefully some of their parents, will be pitching in, but we need more volunteers.”

To raise money for Golden Roads, the club spends about three-quarters of the year selling daffodil bulbs to community so that residents can do their own plantings. Scott said the club changes up the varieties of daffodils annually to provide some diversity.

“We set up booths around town to sell the bulbs and try to encourage others to plant,” he said. “We have a pretty loyal following. One of the nicer areas of town is along Elmwood Road. They’ve planted thousands of daffodils along that road. The neighborhood has really done a lot.”

Scott said the club has sold around 25,000 to 30,000 bulbs during the five years it’s been running the project.  As a result, Golden Roads is accomplished at no cost to the town. The Garden Club even provides the fertilizer.

The planting at the Cyrus Russell Community House on Oct. 22 will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in two shifts. Those who would like to volunteer to help out can e-mail lewisborogardenclub@hotmail.com .

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