Ornamental flowers, trees, shrubs, and grasses are effective ways to add beauty and interest to your yard. With a wide variety of colors and textures, as well as options for nearly any climate or growing condition, ornamentals can be a low-maintenance, fun way to enhance the beauty of your landscape and add value to your property. This page offers Extension information about the flowers, trees, shrubs, and grasses that keep gardeners busy and Georgia beautiful.
- Starting Plants From Seed for the Home Gardener
- Top 10 Nursery Production Integrated Pest Management Practices in the Southeast
- Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines
- Shade and Street Tree Care
- Roses in Georgia: Selecting and Growing Techniques
- Irrigation for Lawns and Gardens
- Liriope Culture in Georgia
- Care of Holiday and Gift Plants
- Composting: Recycling Landscape Trimmings
- Controlling Growth in Five Species of Herbaceous Foliage Plants
- Gardening in Containers Using Tropical Plants
- Great Plants under 20 feet for Small Spaces
- Landscape Basics: Crop Rotation and Cultural Practices Help Reduce Diseases in Seasonal Color Beds
- Landscape Basics: Success with Herbaceous Perennials
- Selecting and Growing Azaleas
- Fall Gardening: A Collection of Information and Resources
- Rain Gardens in Home Landscapes
- Landscape Basics: Designing a Quality Control Program for Your Company
- Tree Planting Details
- Working with a Garden Designer
To see an expanded list of these pubs , go to the Extension Publications site.
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- Department of Horticulture
Describes the department's academic degree and research programs. Includes calendar of educational events as well as educational resources.
- Georgia Master Gardener
Gives an overview of the program to train and certify individuals in horticulture and includes extensive links.
- Home & Garden Drought
Resources to help home owners and gardeners respond to drought.
- Warm Season Grass Breeding: Ornamentals
Descriptions of various cultivars of ornamental grasses.
- State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Site detailing the attractions, programs, research, and events at this "living laboratory" for learning about gardening and nature.
- Walter Reeves
A wealth of gardening resources and tips from this well-known Extension garden specialist.
- Your Southern Garden
The South's best source of educational and entertaining gardening information. A co-production of the University of Florida/IFAS and the University of Georgia, with sponsorship from the Scotts Company.
UGA Extension offers training within local communities on a wide array of topics. To see if there are training events in your area, please visit our calendar.
- Master Gardener Volunteer Training
Individuals are trained and certified in horticulture and related areas, then volunteer their expertise and services, under the direction of their UGA Extension Agent, to help educate others through horticultural projects that benefit the community.