Volunteers to plant daffodil bulbs

Maharishi University of Management alumna Margaret ?Margo? Hensel recently donated 2,000 daffodil bulbs, and volunteers are invited to help plant them Saturday.

Locations being considered include near the creek area, near the new amphitheater and Maharishi Vedic Observatory, and old campus.

Hensel, who has been a landscape designer for over 30 years, first experienced thousands of daffodils in the United Kingdom while researching her book ?English Cottage Gardening.? It was an extraordinary experience, and she often uses daffodils in her designs, whether a simple courtyard or a 100-acre estate. She?s eager to create the same experience on campus.

?Thousands of daffodils blow people away,? she said, and she added, they also don?t require any maintenance.

Hensel first had dreams of what the campus could be like when she was a student in the 1970s.

?I imagined it would be a place of beauty and inspiration, and I wanted to contribute something everyone could enjoy,? she said.

She hopes her donation will inspire similar donations from others.

Volunteers are invited to help plant the bulbs from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday. Volunteers should meet at the Maharishi Vedic Observatory in front of the Argiro Student Center.

Reprinted with permission from The Review, Maharishi University of Management?s electronic newsletter.