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
- 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
- Home Garden Muscadines
- Diagnostics System for Crop History and Disorders in Greenhouses and Nurseries
- Growing Dogwoods
- Flowering Annuals for Georgia Gardens
- Citrus Fruit for Southern and Coastal Georgia
- Winter Protection of Ornamental Plants
- Basic Principles of Pruning Woody Plants
- Hobby Greenhouses
To see a full list of publications, visit the Extension Publications site.
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- 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
- Save time and build soil composition by mulching fallen leaves with mower
- Identifying mushrooms is not an easy task, incorrect identification can lead to deadly results
- UGA releases 2014 Farmgate Value Report: Beef's up, cotton's down and chicken's still on top
- Tiny fungi can weaken roots and kill trees
- The Trial Gardens at UGA recognize this year's best performers with the Classic City Awards
- Fall is the best time to add new trees to the landscape
- Wildflowers compete for attention in the fall
- 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.