Former Cherry Blossom Senior Queen Teaches Alex II Students About Daffodils | Arts & Culture
On November 15 and 22, Betty Ragland visited second grade students at Alexander II Magnet School.
Ms. Ragland is a graduate of the University of Georgia, and is a member of multiple groups, including the Wesleyan Woods Garden Club and Georgia Daffodil Society. She was also the 2009 Cherry Blossom Senior Queen. She has lived in Macon since 1977 and is a member of Riverside United Methodist Church.
While growing up, Ms. Ragland’s mother introduced her to daffodils and educated her on how to grow healthy daffodils. Over the years, Ms. Ragland developed a love for gardening and has made a conscious effort to share her love for gardening with others. One approach she utilizes is by donating daffodil bulbs. Therefore, she donated 100 daffodil bulbs to Alex II for the garden center. On the two days Ms. Ragland visited, she demonstrated how to plant the bulbs, showed the students examples of adult daffodils, read a daffodil fable, and answered student questions about gardening.