The planning for Daffodil Days pick-up and set-up was planned and readied for March 19, when the daffodils arrive at Anderson Greenhouse, by (L to R) Bill Huffer; Carol Huffer, coordinator of Daffodil Days; Lea Fitzpatrick, manager of Anderson's and currently a cancer patient; and Jan Callaghan, working on sales of daffodils. Photo provided.
The planning for Daffodil Days pick-up and set-up was planned and readied for March 19, when the daffodils arrive at Anderson Greenhouse, by (L to R) Bill Huffer; Carol Huffer, coordinator of Daffodil Days; Lea Fitzpatrick, manager of Anderson's and currently a cancer patient; and Jan Callaghan, working on sales of daffodils. Photo provided.
Daffodil Days is a campaign of the American Cancer Society.
Kosciusko County has always been a supporter of Daffodils and showed the love of these flowers through support of the 2019 campaign, according to a news release provided by Carol Huffer, coordinator of Daffodil Days.
Huffer said it’s “sad the number of people we know who have been touched by cancer in one way or another.” Both Carol and her husband, Bill, are cancer survivors, so this project is especially dear to them.   
Daffodils are known as “The Flower of Hope” and their bright yellow blossoms always puts a smile on the face of the person(s) receiving them, according to a press release. Huffer said she noticed sprouts of daffodils coming up in her garden already.
“It was exciting last year notifying previous buyers that Daffodil Days was back.   And, over this last year, more and more people have heard the news, so Carol is looking forward to a wonderful time this year,” the release states. Huffer said the amount of support from local people in schools, banks, businesses and industries to take orders and then deliver the orders when they come in is so encouraging.   Folks just know how much these flowers mean and really enjoy being a part of this “happy” project.
Anderson Greenhouse has been the hosts of the day daffodils are picked up for many years. They extended the invitation again this year to be the site where purchasers of the bunches of daffodils will come to get their daffodils on March 19.
Cancer never gives a warning that it’s coming, like the symptoms of a cold can, all of a sudden it’s here. The manager of Anderson’s and floral designer, Lea Fitzpatrick, knows this all to well, the release states. She was diagnosed with cancer on Oct. 19 and is currently going through radiation followed by additional treatments of chemotherapy. Fitzpatrick’s fight has given this Daffodil Days campaign an additional special caring to those working on Daffodil Days this year, the release states.
All persons currently with cancer, those who have been through cancer, those who have been touched by cancer and all the families and friends of these persons are of great concern to the American Cancer Society. This is why the Daffodil Days campaign is special – it puts smiles on faces and celebrates hope, according to the release.
Orders can be called to Huffer anytime between now and Wednesday at 574-858-0051. Delivery and pick-up will be March 19 at Anderson’s Greenhouse on North Detroit Street, Warsaw. Each $10 order contains 10 stems of daffodil buds that will open to present yellow blossoms within a few hours after being in water.