ALLEGRA BOVERMAN/Staff photo. Gloucester Daily Times. Rockport: The Rockport Garden Club's Daffodil Project is already blooming around Rockport. The club's members are currently fertilizing the flowers at the 15 sites around town because the bulbs bloomed so early that they didn't fully ripen, according to Peggy Coonley, the chair of the Daffodil Project, which is now in its third year, and second year of the bulbs' blooming. Each spot around town contains five kinds of daffodils. The group has a grant to plant the bulbs and they are planting between 2,500-3,000 per year. They also sell bulbs and are seeing more daffodils popping up in yards around Rockport, too. To join the Rockport Garden Club, now in its 84th year, call Coonley at 978-546-2180. Fertilizing daffodils at the Rockport Library garden on Thursday are, in front, from left: Peggy Picard and Sonja Anciello, and behind them, Chris Doyle and Peggy Coonley.
From April 2012