Two weeks ago I put out a call for volunteers to plant Daffodils along Cortelyou Road, from East 17th Street to Coney Island Avenue. My neighbor Stacey had arranged for 300 bulbs from the Daffodil Project.
Well, she got her order increased to 500 bulbs and received them today. And Friends of Cortelyou and the Cortelyou Road Merchants Association (CORMA) is getting another 500 bulbs for the effort. So we have 1,000 Daffodil bulbs to plant this season which will bloom along the new streetscape of Cortelyou Road next Spring.
The dates for planting are the first two weekends in November, Saturday and Sunday, 11/5 and 11/6, and 11/11 and 11/12. To help us estimate how many hands we'll have on deck, please fill out the survey in the sidebar, "What date could you help plant bulbs along Cortelyou Road?" To join us, meet at P.S. 139 at the northwest corner of Cortelyou Road and Rugby Road at 10am. You'll need to bring your own gardening tools for planting: trowels, gloves, gardening forks or spades. But if you don't have tools of your own, don't let that stop you; how about bringing some hot chocolate?!