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.
- Poisonous Plants in the Landscape
- The New and Improved Chaste Tree
- The Importance of Preserving Biodiversity in the Urban Landscape and How We Can Help
- La importancia de preservar la biodiversidad en el paisaje y cómo podemos ayudar
- 2015's Best New Plants from the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia
- Native Plants for Georgia Part II: Ferns
- Classic City Garden Awards Series: 2013's Best New Plants from the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia
- Classic City Garden Awards Series: 2014's Best New Plants from the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia
- Water-wise Landscape Guide for the Georgia Piedmont
- Common Landscape Diseases in Georgia
- Enfermedades Más Comunes de Plantas Ornamentales En Georgia
- Home Garden Series: Home Garden Muscadines
- Diagnostics System for Crop History and Disorders in Greenhouses and Nurseries
To see a full list of publications, visit the Extension Publications site.
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- UGA Arboretum honors winners of 2015 Memorable UGA Campus Trees and Shrubs Photo Competition
- Include a landscape makeover in your New Year's resolutions
- Early blooms call for patience, not pruning
- UGA expert compiles book on sustainable gardening in the Southeast
- Novice gardeners should learn the lingo before ordering from seed catalogs
- Live Christmas trees can be enjoyed indoors now, planted outdoors later
- Tifton turf-breeder Wayne Hanna named to the National Academy of Inventors
- Poinsettias, once used for dyes and medicine, are now America's best-selling houseplant
- Poinsettias can thrive for years if properly cared for
- Selecting a live Christmas tree? Follow these tips from UGA Extension
- 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.
- Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm
Regional botanical garden providing education, public outreach and applied research in horticultural and environmental sciences and a facility of the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and UGA Extension, with support from the "Friends of the Coastal Gardens."
- 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.