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Marathon Daffodils Bringing Spring to Boston Marathon

by Kathy Thomas

Hundreds of contributors and volunteers have participated to plant over 100,000
daffodils from Hopkinton to Boston, along the 26.2 mile Boston Marathon Route.
Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Massachusetts
Master Gardeners and Members of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts
provided teams of energetic planters.

Marathon Daffodils will be distributing thousands of potted daffodils and cut
daffodils along The Boston Marathon Finish Line area, along Boylston Street, at
SIMON Malls Copley Place and The Shops at the Prudential Center, plus the
surrounding streets on Friday, April 18th at starting at 10:00 AM.

Marathon Daffodils is supported by the Massachusetts Flowers Growers Association
who grew thousands of potted daffodils to brighten the Marathon Route and
provide a symbol of Hope and Spring to the community.  The Garden Club
Federation will design with daffodils in floral displays at SIMON Malls Copley
Place on Saturday, April 19th until Marathon Monday, April 21st.

The City of Boston “Onein3Boston” Program will provide volunteers to distribute
daffodil plants. Ropes & Gray will provide volunteers to distribute daffodil plants.
Brown-Forman volunteered to plant, and will provide volunteers to distribute
daffodil plants. New Balance volunteered to plant and will provide volunteers to distribute daffodils plants.

Collaborators include The Boston Public Library, Boston Architectural College,
Back Bay Business Association, Massachusetts Master Gardeners, Newbury Street
League, Ropes & Gray, SIMON Malls and The Shops at The Prudential Center.
Marathon Daffodils is grateful to the generous contributors and volunteers.
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Diane Valle and Kathy Thomas