Sketchbook: Daffodil Hill

 

In this edition of “Sketchbook,” we visit Daffodil Hill in Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland's east side.

The daffodils date back to the early 1940s, when an area enthusiast donated thousands of bulbs to the historic cemetery.

Visiting Daffodil Hill quickly became an annual tradition.

Over the years the cemetery has supplemented the original plantings, with now more than 150,000 bulbs, mainly yellow daffodils of the Carlton and King Alfred varieties.

The cemetery takes pictures when the daffodils are in bloom to look for areas where they might fill in any bare spots for the next year.

Of course, many of these daffodils return, just like visitors, season after season, brightening the hillside and people’s spirits at the same time.

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