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Daffodil Tradition Carries on in Amador County

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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, March 14, 2013

Daffodil Hill just east of Jackson is home to 300,000 daffodil bulbs.

The flowers cover 4 acres of in dazzling color, in shades of yellow, white, and orange.

Amador County Sheriff Martin Ryan says his ancestors planted the first bulbs more than 125 years ago, and now he and his family carry on that tradition.

RYAN: "It's our responsibility and quite honestly it's something that allows us to remember our family members and to honor them in that way."

Thousands of visitors will see more than 300 varieties of daffodils.

Ryan says he still likes the one his family first planted a century ago.

RYAN: "My personal favorite and the family's personal favorite is the King Alfred which is the traditional daffodil, the big yellow, real hardy one that you see and it really creates a great blanket for the hill."

Daffodil Hill will be open every day through mid-April weather permitting.

Admission and parking are free. 

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