marathon daffodils wellesley

Out and about in Wellesley, we found many daffodils poking their heads up along the Boston Marathon route. They are there because of the strong effort made by two past trustees of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, the support of many volunteers, and Mass Hort’s guidance and help.

Diane Valle and Kathy Thomas (past trustees of Mass Hort) founded “Marathon Daffodils” and set a goal to raise $1,000 per mile for this tribute to the resilience of the people and communities of the Boston area.

Mass Hort is helped organize the communities of Wellesley and Natick.  Volunteers worked with the Towns and Institutions along the way for permission to plant specific locations, for oversight, determining quantity to be planted, and enlisting volunteer “planters”.

We found these daffodils in front of the Town Hall in Wellesley and the corner of the Route 16 and Route 135. We’re sure they will brighten the spirits of the runners and marathon supporters who seem them on Patriot’s Day.

Learn more about the Marathon Daffodils.  If you want to learn more about planting and caring for daffodils, click here.