Jaydee Ager, Georgia

a little braggin’

November 20, 2008

Category: Landscapes and Naturalized Daffodils

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Friends, I need to brag on the GA Dept of Transportation.  Beginning approximately 4 years ago, as part of their roadside beautification efforts, they began planting daffodils.  It has been wildly successful, with almost 600,000 bulbs planted statewide, so far.  Some of the plantings have been in highly visible locales such as on slopes that face the I-75/I-85 corridor through downtown Atlanta.  On behalf of The Garden Club of Georgia (GCG), I have had a long standing interest in roadside beautification in our State, and GDOT and GCG have had a cooperative program to promote roadside beautification for almost 40 years.  Lady Bird Johnson helped us get going, and we patterned our program after the one in Texas.  Lady Bird attended the first awards luncheon, and again came to the 20th anniversary awards program.  The recent effort to plant daffodils is just one part of the expansive program now underway. 


Jaydee Atkins Ager

Executive Director

American Daffodil Society, Inc.

www.daffodilusa.org  www.daffodilusastore.org  www.daffseek.org

PO Box 522

Hawkinsville, GA  31036  USA


3 responses to “a little braggin’”

  1. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio Mary Lou Gripshover says:
    Way to go, Georgia DOT and GCG!
    Mary Lou
  2. Edith Godfrey says:

    Can we get some photographs of this sent to the media during next spring’s daffodil season?

    Edie Godfrey, Minnesota


  3. Donna Dietsch says:
    Good for Georgia!  You will be required to take some pictures and post them next spring for all of us to see what was done.