Gather colleagues, volunteers, friends and neighbors to plant daffodil bulbs all across Maine this November —and then celebrate in the spring when the flowers bloom. Join the fun while creating a beautiful, lasting tribute to the right to vote!
During the fight for the vote, Maine suffragists chose the jonquil (daffodil) as their flower symbol. They brought bouquets of daffodils to lobby legislators, handed them out at rallies, and asked supporters to wear them in their lapels.
So this Fall, during Maine’s Centennial Commemoration, we will plant thousands of yellow daffodils across the state. They will bloom in Spring 2020 during the national centennial—and every year thereafter as a living, renewable tribute to the suffragists and the ideal of equality for all.
Here’s How to Get Involved:
Buy bulbs at your local nursery to plant in your garden or window box before the first frost
Order bulbs through Sara Lennon for pick-up at Creative Portland on November 1st
Organize a group planting in your own community or workplace—or donate land for planting
Arrange a morning planting event with your company, group or organization in Portland on Saturday the 2nd or 9th
Post photographs of planting and celebrating the blooms on social media at #unitedwebloom
Ask your company to become an Official Sponsor of the Daffodil Tribute
Libraries, schools, businesses, non-profits, land trusts, volunteer groups, collaboratives and clubs across the state are joining in the fun. So gather together, buy a bucket of bulbs, and help brighten up the spaces where we all live.
Be sure to store bulbs in a cool place before planting 6 inches deep in early November.
For more information, contact Sara Lennon
“What I can do – I will – Though it be little as a Daffodil”