Remember all those beautiful daffodils that bloomed around Mattapoisett this past spring, in both public and private gardens? You can have some blooming in your yard in spring 2022.
The Mattapoisett Woman’s Club is selling King Alfred daffodil bulbs again this year to raise funds for scholarships. Bulbs will be available for purchase at the Mattapoisett Museum Pop-Up on October 2, between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm, or they can be ordered on the Mattapoisett Woman’s Club website, firstname.lastname@example.org. Online orders will be available for pick-up in designated locations around town.
Also available for purchase are notecards and postcards specifically created for the Mattapoisett Woman’s Club with collections of local images and flowers.
Each bag of 20 premium bulbs is $10. Notecards 4/$10 and postcards 6/$10. Cash or check will be accepted.
Profits from the sales of bulbs, notecards, and postcards support scholarships for Mattapoisett students! Applications will be available in the spring.
The Mattapoisett Woman’s Club is always open to new members from the South Coast area. For more information and a membership application, please see the Club’s website: www.mattapoisettwomansclub.org/members/.
History of the MWC Daffodil Project: In the fall of 2019, the Mattapoisett Woman’s Club purchased 1,000 King Alfred daffodil bulbs. They were planted on October 25 at Memorial Rock (Aucoot Road and Route 6), the intersection of Route 6 and Church Street, the newly established planting area at the Police Station, around the flagpole at the library, in several garden areas at the Town Hall, the Welcome Sign at the entrance to Industrial Park on North Street, the triangle east of the Oxford Creamery, in front of the Lions’ information board at Route 6 and North Street, and, finally, the traffic island at the intersection of River Road and Acushnet Road. These are naturalizing bulbs and should increase in volume over the coming years.
The Garden Group of the Mattapoisett Woman’s Club designs and maintains flower boxes and gardens in several public locations around our town. Members plant, water, and maintain the boxes for each of the four seasons, and the gardens as seasonally appropriate.