Golden Valley Man Creates Daffodil Delight
A Golden Valley man uses his gardening skills to help uplift and beautify the community during the pandemic. The address is 130 Edgewood Avenue in Golden Valley and it’s a destination for daffodils. The perennial plants are creating a magical scene that looks like something out of a storybook.
“It’s lovely” said a passerby named Mike Mack. He heard about the lavish daffodil display and had to stop by. “I really like the layout of it. It’s beautiful, and it’s really nice that the homeowner did this for folks.”
Pointing to the flowers, gardener Warren Kapsner said,” there’s actually more yellow in here.”
He has been working on his yard since he moved into his Golden Valley home decades ago. During these dark times, he decided to spread more sunshine during the pandemic. “To have people to at least smile and feel good just seems like the right thing to do,” said the landscaper.
About 2,500 daffodils dot the landscape. Kapsner is not done yet. He plans to expand. “I think I have room for probably for 1,500 on the side yard,” he said.
Kapsner has a full-time job and still manages to work in the yard. He estimates he’s already devoted more than 50 hours to this project. The avid gardener says all that hard work is worth it to brighten someone’s day. He’s received about a hundred emails and a lot of visitors since the flowers bloomed.
“A lot of them just say thank you. Thank you for brightening my day, and that’s what it’s for,” said Kapsner.