The Helena beautification board along with volunteers planted 1000 daffodil bulbs at the Welcome Center on Saturday. “This is a part of our overall beautification effort in the city” said Beautification Board Secretary Ana Baker. “Daffodils are among the easiest to grow bulbs are low maintenance and bring a big splash of color. We are encouraging every Helena resident and business to plant daffodils in their front yards and at their businesses. Come Spring, stand back and behold the color!”
Together, We make Helena Beautiful! Pictured L to R: Leslie Bartlett, Laura Joseph, Christina Levio, Chris VanCleave, Ana Baker, Patrick Wright and Peggy Holly
Helena City Councilwoman Leslie Bartlett with volunteer Larura Joseph chat during the bulb planting event at the city’s welcome center
“Our volunteers are the lifeblood of the cities beautification efforts” – C. VanCleave, Helena Beautification Board Chairman
Together, We make Helena Beautiful
Fall is a great time to begin thinking about spring flowers. October and November are prime bulb planting months in Helena so I would encourage you to order and plant spring flowering bulbs now. Local garden shops also have a great selection of bulbs to choose from. Daffodils are an old favorite, are easy to grow and provide a burst of much needed color after the long months of winter.
Spring Daffodils in Alabama
Plant daffodil bulbs in well draining soil in an area that receives a good amount of sunshine. I plant my bulbs 3-4 inches below the surface. Many catalogs advise 5-6 inches but that is really for colder climates. I add a slow release fertilizer and water in. Sit back and wait for signs of spring.
The Helena Beautification Board will be planting 1,000 daffodil bulbs this fall in the city. Planting days will be Saturday October 25 from 8-12 noon and Saturday November 1. We will meet at the caboose in Old Town and will divide up into groups to begin planting. Gardening experts will be on hand to answer questions and to help everyone get started. We’ll even answer questions about growing bulbs in your own garden. Come out and join us
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Larry Wade of Townhouse Road, winners of the Helena beautification award.
The roses planted earlier this year in Old Town are now in bloom!