Daffodil Festival chooses Puyallup gardener as community grand marshal

Selection sticks with 'Ready, Set, Grow' theme

Staff writerMarch 28, 2014 

Another gardening personality has been added to the Daffodil Festival grand marshal roster, and this time it is a local name.

Ed Hume, longtime owner of Puyallup's Ed Hume Seeds, will serve as the community grand marshal for the 81st annual Daffodil Parade on April 5. 

Earlier this week, the festival announced Ciscoe Morris, another well-known gardener in the region, as the grand marshal.

Hume is celebrating his 57th year as a gardening personality, according to a post on the festival's Facebook page. His weekly television show is the longest continuous-running gardening television show in North America and Hume is heard weekly on the radio show "Weekends Around the Northwest," the announcement says. He also has written for various local, regional and national publications.

Hume opened Ed Hume Seeds in 1977.

Daffodil Festival Executive Director Steve James said Friday that the grand marshal is someone that relates to the theme of the festival, and the community grand marshal is someone that primarily lives or works in Pierce County and has made an impact in the community. 

"It is a fun coincidence that they are both gardening experts this year," James said in an email.

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