This is the time of year people associate with harvesting, not planting, but not so for Robert Welsch of Westover Landscape Design.
You can see signs of the Tarrytown-based firm's philanthropy all over the villages, in potted areas and public spaces where they have donated their expertise and natural beautification through the years.
At Sleepy Hollow Middle School’s weekly Environmental Action Club meeting on Thursday, about 20 kids planted thousands of daffodil bulbs in big holes dug around the entrance signs to the school grounds. Come spring, actually around April 15, said Welsch, you will see an abundance of multi-colored flowers in bunches beginning to bloom.
The bulbs come from South Carolina. Westover donated 2,500 bulbs for this event, and they are also donating 2,500 bulbs each to the Hackley School, The Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center at Kingsland Point Park, and the O'Hara Nature Center in Irvington.
The firm has planted more than 100,000 daffodil bulbs throughout the Tarrytowns since 2006.
“We truly appreciate your support in making the environment of our school a nicer place to come to every day,” Mike Garguilo, leader of the EAC, told Welsch.
The students also said thank you and shouted a big “daffodils” when they got their group photo taken after what must have been a record-breaking speed for burying so many bulbs.
And now we can all start looking forward to spring.
For more info on Westover Landscape Design see www.westoverLD.com