DAFFODIL DAY PRESS RELEASE



WHAT: DAFFODIL DAY
WHEN: March 18, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Historic Bell Buckle, Tennessee
WHO: Sponsored by Bell Buckle Chamber of Commerce and Bell Buckle Tree Board


Bell Buckle celebrates its 40th Daffodil Day and over 100 years of plantings bringing the smiles that always come with the happy yellow springtime petals. Over a century ago mass plantings of the golden beauties were planted along the corridors to the scenic little town of Bell Buckle. The daffodils have multiplied and now grow in every direction throughout the tree-lined town and corridors leading to the charming little railroad town. Bell Buckle will celebrate the glorious bounty of golden bulbs with a flower show, a variety of seminars, free tree seedlings, and a new plant and seed exchange and much more. Just follow the yellow lined roads to Bell Buckle!

The Daffodil Flower Show will be held at the Bell Buckle Banquet Hall with several classes including single specimen class, youth single specimen class, collection class and an arrangement division. Containers will be provided for each single specimen. Ribbons will be awarded in 15 different classes. Go to www.bellbucklechamber.com for more information on all the classes and instructions.

Three seminars will be offered at Bell Buckle Town Hall. A Gardening seminar will be offered by Lorraine Sutton of M&L Greenhouse. Lorraine will be showcasing her skills in many areas of container and companion gardening with onsite demonstrations. Afterwards she will have many of her greenhouse delights available for sale. Dr. Ed Perryman will conduct his ever popular seminar on bee keeping. This perennial favorite is usually standing room only so be sure to arrive early. Southern Charm Tea Room will be doing a cooking demonstration which will have everyone salivating for their savory goodies! All seminars are free to the public.

New this year will be a plant and seed exchange. Bring your favorite plants/ bulbs/ tubers, and seeds – flowering, shrub, or vegetable – to exchange with others. Rules for the plant exchange can be found at www.bellbucklechamber.com so please be sure to check those in order to qualify. The seed exchange may include indoor and/or outdoor, perennial and/or annual, and labels will be provided to identify size, sunlight, and watering requirements.

For the 17th straight year, Bell Buckle will celebrate its status as a Tree City USA. The Arbor Day ceremony will be held on the Quilt Square along with the annual tree seedling give away. Seedlings this year will be Buttonbush, Elderberry, and American Hazelnut. Bell Buckle has the distinction of being the smallest town in Tennessee to be a Tree City USA!

Vendors offering bulbs, spring bedding plants, honey, and much more will be downtown throughout the day along with live music on the Quilt Square. All activities are no charge. Miss Jane’s will be celebrating their one year anniversary and will have lots of daffodil items available to peruse. Be sure to visit all the stores for new spring merchandise!

Welcome the warmth of spring in Bell Buckle celebrating the flower that brings warmth and welcome. And no place showcases daffodils like Bell Buckle! Come enjoy the beauty that spring has to offer in a place that is simply beautiful – Bell Buckle, Tennessee: Close to home but a world away.

40th Annual DAFFODIL DAY 2017 Schedule

Daffodil Show
At the Bell Buckle Banquet Hall
10:00–11:30pm Entries accepted
11:30–12:30 Judging
12:30 Open for viewing and awards

Plant Exchange
10:00-11:30am Plants Accepted
Participants bringing certified organic items entered in drawing for door prizes.
12:30-2:30pm Plant/bulbs/tubers/sees picked up
12:30pm Door Prize Drawing

Seminars
At Bell Buckle Town Hall
11:00am-11:30am Gardening
Lorraine Sutton, M&L Greenhouse
11:30-12:30 Honey and Bee Keeping
Dr. Ed Perryman
1:00-2:00 Cooking Demonstration
Southern Charm Tea Room

Arbor Day Ceremony
2:30 on the Quilt Square
Tree City USA Recognition
Cascade School Arbor Day Poster winners
Coloring Contest Winner
Notable Tree of Bell Buckle recognized
Bell Buckle Citizen of the Year
For more information contact:
931-389-9663