Bloomers planted 1,000 daffodil bulbs at the head of the Back Mountain Trail's Judith and David Rimple Loop. Also known as the Mile 7 Loop, this section of the trail is located on Lt. Michael Cleary Drive near the Dallas Township Municipal Building and the Geisinger facility just outside of Dallas. The trailhead is named to honor the Back Mountain Bloomers Garden Club that through its biennial garden tour has raised more than $100,000 to support the construction of the trail. It seems very fitting for the Bloomers to launch their participation in this communitywide Beautification Project in 2021 by planting a mass of daffodil bulbs at the trailhead. This was a concerted effort with members of the community planting at other sites in the Back Mountain. Daffodils symbolize rebirth and new beginnings, and they are associated with the coming of spring.
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Early trailhead photo confirms a late arrival of spring 2022 with many daffodils yet to come.
In the fall of 2022, the project was renamed BLOOMIN’ BYWAYS with 1500 daffodil bulbs planted in four locations throughout the Back Mountain.
Route 309 and Irem Road. From left to right: Jean Kolojejchick, Roseann Nardone, and Carol Sorber
Back Mountain Memorial Library. From left to right: Jennie Valick-Kopacz, Louise Mattas, Mary Lou Grant, and Lisa Lindquist
Corner of E. Center Hill Rd. and Church St. From left to right: Evelyn Smith, Kate Hayes, Marianne Matysczak, Diane Johnson, and Susan Pall
Back Mountain Regional Emergency Services Building. From left to right: Denise Lindner and Nancy Mayer with members of team in background.
Daffodils in Bloom, Spring of 2023: Route 309 and Irem Road
Daffodils in Bloom, Spring of 2023: Back Mountain Memorial Library
Daffodils in Bloom, Spring of 2023: Corner of E.Center Hill Rd and Church St.
Daffodils in Bloom, Spring of 2023: Back Mountain Regional Emergency Services Bldg.