Golden Valley Man Plants 2,500 Daffodils In Front Yard

One yard in Golden Valley is attracting a lot of attention right now, Lisa Meadows reports (1:56). WCCO 4 News At 6 - April 27, 2021

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FRANK VASCELLARO: One yard in Golden Valley is attracting a lot of attention right now.

AMELIA SANTANIELLO: That's because the homeowner has planted thousands and thousands of flowers. Lisa Meadows went out in the April showers to give us a look at this field of gold.

LISA MEADOWS: They say April showers bring May flowers, but when it comes to this lawn, we're talking a lot of flowers.

WARREN KAPSNER: So I planted 800 a year and a half ago, and then I-- it looked really-- it looked pretty good. But I thought, you know, why don't I fill the whole thing up? So last fall, I planted another 1,700.

LISA MEADOWS: You heard him right. Warren Kapsner has planted 2,500 daffodils in his yard.

WARREN KAPSNER: Because I'm not a real big fan of grass.

LISA MEADOWS: Daffodils are perennials so they come back each year, meaning every year that he plants more, he just adds more to the growing collection. And when they grow back, they often do so with more than one flower.

WARREN KAPSNER: There's 2,500 here now, and it could literally turn into 10,000.

LISA MEADOWS: When I asked him why he chose the daffodil, the answer is simple.

WARREN KAPSNER: The deer don't eat them, the rabbits don't eat them, or the squirrels don't eat them or dig them up. So it's a perfect flower.

LISA MEADOWS: And he found the perfect way to streamline the planting process.

WARREN KAPSNER: I found online that you can buy an auger for electric drill. So you can drill the hole, throw the bulb in, and fill it up with dirt again, and that's it. And nature takes care of everything else.

LISA MEADOWS: They've been getting a steady stream of showers. 17 out of 27 days this month, we've seen rain.

WARREN KAPSNER: The rain and the cold weather are making these last a lot longer. If it were 75 degrees for the last two weeks, they would probably be gone now.

LISA MEADOWS: When I asked him why he decided to keep planting, he said, it's the people.

WARREN KAPSNER: Just to give something to people, and something to smile about, and maybe just feel good.

LISA MEADOWS: And he's not stopping here.

WARREN KAPSNER: This fall, I'm thinking about maybe another 1,500 in the back.

LISA MEADOWS: Lisa Meadows, WCCO 4 News.