“You have GOT to be kidding!”  Looking back five years, it’s amazing that Alicia Minter, Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Detroit, and Keith Flournoy, Belle Isle Manager, did not utter those words.  It was June of 2008 when Sarah Earley, Founder of the Belle Isle Women’s Committee, and I, then President of the Bloomfield Hills branch of the Woman’s National Farm & Garden Association and a complete stranger, had proposed a cooperative project to plant enough daffodils on Belle Isle to make it a tourist attraction. Once we had reached that goal, and keep in mind we’re talking about 980 acres, to spread the daffodils into the city proper. We had given it the name of “Daffodils for Detroit.”…more