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Daffodilly Day meets St. Patrick

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Emma Habel is photographed each year in a field of buttercups in Unionville by her mother Leandra Habel.
(Submitted photo)
Bell Buckle is going green -- and yellow -- for Daffodil Day, which will be held on St. Patrick's Day this year, Saturday, March 17.

Nothing says spring is here quite like brilliant daffodils bursting into bloom. Thousands of daffodil bulbs have now turned into thousands of happy yellow faces casting a golden glow throughout the town.

Annual tradition

For more than 30 years, the town has celebrated this wonderful flower -- also known as the symbol of hope and renewal -- with its popular Daffodil Day event. A flower show, a children's fashion show, and an Arbor Day Ceremony celebrating Bell Buckle's 11th year as a Tree City USA are scheduled.

Tree Board members will be on hand giving away free tree seedlings courtesy of the Tennessee Forestry Division and the Department of Agriculture.

Free trees

This year, the Forestry Division will be giving away three types of seedlings including Pecan, Swamp Chestnut Oak, and Swamp White Oak. Year after year, people continue to return to receive the seedlings and plant trees. And yes, you are welcome to pick up a seedling for your neighbor.

Several of Bell Buckle's antique shops will be hosting their own events coinciding with Daffodil Day. The 17th annual Phillips' General Store Antiques Spring Open House begins Friday, March 16 from 5-9 p.m. and continues Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

The antique general store will be all decked out for Spring. Architectural elements, primitives, garden d├ęcor and much more will be aplenty.

Bell Buckle is proud of its daffodils planted with so much care, and there is a fierce pride in the tree lined streets and neighborhoods. Visit Bell Buckle and enjoy Daffodil Day, celebrating the simple things that make life so wonderful.