1,000 Bulbs on Main Street

P4270340Last fall, as the hospital exterior was nearing completion, volunteers were busily working to create a beautiful spring.  Spearheaded by Trustee Lauren Freed, volunteers landscaped the flower bed in front of NMLC’s hospital and planted 1,000 flower bulbs along Main Street.

Planting bulbs is an act of faith.  You select the bulbs, prepare the ground, dig a hole, place the bulb into the hole, and cover it up.  And wait.  And wait.  And wait.  The bulb itself is a misshapen brownish mass that in no way suggests the splendid bloom it will become.  It’s a lot of work to prepare and plant the bulb.  And you have no guarantee whatsoever that your efforts will pay off.

P4270336When springtime comes… magic.  Almost overnight a glory of colors brighten an otherwise brown landscape.  And one’s faith is renewed.

Thank you, Lauren, for your vision of a beautiful street scape and for donating time, labor, plants, and equipment to make it happen.  Thank you Sagamore Tree and Landscape for donating chip and labor.  Thank you Olson’s Garden Center for donating flowering bushes.  Thank you White Flower Farm for donating 1,000 daffodil and tulip bulbs.  Because of you, Main Street, Buzzards Bay is a more beautiful place!