Friends, attached are some current photos of daffodil plantings on the grounds of The State Botanical Garden (SBG), a part of the campus of The University of Georgia (Go Dawgs). While I served a “sentence” as State President of The Garden Club of Georgia, 03-05, we had a four part companion community service program called Planting 4 People. Plant 4 Schools was a school grounds improvement/beautification project. Plant 4 Hope was a grounds enhancement beautification program at locations such as halfway houses, Ronald McDonald Houses, domestic violence shelters, and children’s abuse shelters. Plant 4 Humanity supported the landscaping of Habitat 4 Humanity Homes built in Georgia. And Plant 4 Hope asked for contributions from garden club members and others, to raise funds. Over $20,000 was raised for Plant 4 A Cure, with half the funds going to purchase daffodils for the SBG entrance drive grounds, and the other half being distributed statewide to women’s breast cancer support resource centers, to enable women suffering with breast cancer, that could not afford it, to purchase mastectomy supplies, wigs, scarves, etc. Our goal was to not only to beautify the SBG grounds, but to beautify deserving Georgia women, in need of our support. Planting 4 People, and each of its four components, all won national awards from National Garden Clubs. I was very proud of Planting 4 People, and I thought you all would like to see some of the photos taken this spring. Now I do have a favor to ask, please no “attagirls”… or questions… as I have just as of last night, got e-mail and internet service back up and running after a week without it, so I am digging out of the e-avalanche. Just enjoy the photos.
Jaydee Atkins Ager
American Daffodil Society, Inc.
PO Box 522
Hawkinsville, GA 31036 USA