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Stonebridge Daffodil Days Dropoffs begin!
September 5 @ 8:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm
We are aiming to plant 10,000 daffodils in beautiful Stonebridge.
Here’s how we can all be a part of it..
We’re asking members of the Stonebridge community to help us out with a lofty goal.We want to beautify our neighbourhood with 1000 naturalized daffodil bulbs a year for the next 10 years. We are already getting a reputation as a “destination community”. Just imagine what wave after wave of thousands of incredible blooms throughout our common areas for a few weeks each spring would do for our reputation. (Not to mention our property values).
Next week we’ll be asking our grounds committee to suggest 3 sites for planting in October. We will likely start with common areas around our trailheads.
Beginning September 5, we’ll be accepting donations of bulbs from our residents. For every 10 bulbs received, Pat and David Schindler will donate a dollar to the Wasaga Food Bank.
Here’s a short Q & A:
Why daffodils? – Daffodils are the perfect bulb for naturalizing. They do not require beds, care or cultivation. They grow right up through the turf and finish blooming before the long grass obscures them. They are not attractive to deer, squirrels or other pests.
Where can I get bulbs for donation? – Generic bulbs (no need to buy expensive, fancy ones) are available in in bags in bulk from garden centers, catalogs and charities for as little as $.50 each. Canadian Tire has bags of 40 bulbs for $19.99 right now. Maxine Bohaker is also taking orders to support the Friends of the Library, so for just a few cents more you can buy bulbs AND help out a worthy cause.
Where can I drop off my bulbs? –
Pat Schindler – 28 Sandy Coast (until Sept 12..)
Irene Beazley – 34 Sandy Coast
Gayle Parks – 41 Covington Blue
Sharon Attisano – 63 Sandy Coast
Janice Grant – 20 Beachway
Maxine Bohaker – 113 Sandy Coast
Mary Lou Hardy – 24 Savannah
Lynda Hollowell – 89 Sandy Coast
Can I be a volunteer planter or help in some other way? – Absolutely. We’ll be holding a call out for volunteers in early October and we’ll be inviting everyone to the clubhouse to get some shovels in the ground!
Yours in community,
The Schindlers (David, Pat and Maxi..)