Sandy Farber Bandier, the Master Gardener Coordinator at UDC, has donated 3,000 daffodils to beautify Connecticut Avenue at Van Ness. This donation is made as part of “Daffodils for Dad,” a living memorial to her late father, Ted Farber, who loved bulbs. Sandy hopes to donate bulbs to all 8 wards in DC, and this will be the first donation in Ward 3.
Where will these daffodils go? Sandy and ANC 3F Commissioner Mary Beth Ray have identified tree boxes along Connecticut Avenue between Veazey and Albemarle Streets. DDOT’s Urban Forestry Administration, which is responsible for the street trees, has approved this event.
Forest Hills neighbors, merchants and volunteer master gardeners who need community service hours are being recruited to plant the bulbs. John Shorb Landscaping will help out with both labor and equipment. This family-friendly community day will result in a welcome burst of beauty and yellow in the spring.
From Mary Beth Ray:
On Saturday, November 16th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., join ANC 3F, the Forest Hills Citizens Association, and the Van Ness Vision Committee on Connecticut Avenue to plant 3,000 daffodil bulbs for a Spring splash of yellow at Van Ness. Meet at Starbucks near the Spheres and Van Ness Metro.
Bulbs are being donated by the Farber Bandier family. We are grateful to John Shorb Landscaping for contributing tools and labor, and to the Van Ness UPS Store for printing flyers.
Come volunteer, and bring friends and family of all ages. If you are a local business, please come plant, donate drinks, snacks and conversation. Email Marybethray@verizon.net.