TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Organizers of the City of Tupelo's Daffodil Project looked over an area of North Veterans Boulevard near Highway 78 on Wednesday.
This coming Saturday, volunteers are needed to help get 3,000 daffodil bulbs into the ground in that area.
Sherrie Cochran with the City of Tupelo said, "We will prepare the site. We'll already have them pre-dug so all they'll have to do is come, drop the bulb in the hole and cover it up. It makes it really easy."
The Quality of Life Committee, which former Tupelo City Council member Doyce Deas helped create, oversees this project that's paid for through donations by Tupelo residents.
Deas said, "It's available city-wide for anyone to participate in planting. The entire city can participate in the funding of the project. To me, that's the most important thing about it."
Every time there is a planting, a lot of the same volunteers return to be a part of it.
The daffodil was chosen for a number of reasons to be planted in different parts of the city.
Cochran said, "Daffodils are a perennial. It comes in bulb form. They're deer resistant because they're poisonous. So, animals will not dig them up and eat them like tulips. The really nice part about it is they increase in size. The bulb always has a little baby. The next year there are two flowers, then four flowers and so forth."
If you'd like to volunteer for the Daffodil Project, just show up this Saturday at 9:00 a-m on North Veterans Boulevard near Highway 78.