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.
- Fertilizer Injectors: Selection, Maintenance and Calibration
- Think Outside the Boxwood: Alternative Plants for Gardens and Landscapes
- Growing Indoor Plants with Success
- Greenhouse*A*Syst Series: Water Source Use and Expansion Assessment
- Greenhouse*A*Syst Series: Irrigation and Technology Assessment
- Greenhouse*A*Syst Series: Water Management Assessment
- Greenhouse*A*Syst Series: Water Quality Assessment
- Greenhouse*A*Syst Series: Water Recycling and Water Reuse Assessment
- Greenhouse*A*Syst Series: Water Use Regulation, Legislative Awareness and Company Water Policy Assessment
- Effects of Low Temperature on Plants
- Hort Scape: For Landscape Installers
- Hort Management: For Landscape Managers
- Best Management Practices in the Landscape
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- Dutch iris competes for garden attention
- Trees planted too late in the spring have a hard time surviving Georgia summers
- Fighting weeds this spring? Don't forget to protect your trees from lawn herbicides
- “Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme:” An old song for spring
- Narcissus: The official trumpets of spring bring incredible joy
- UGA ornamental plant breeder aims to bring a new brew to the U.S. – locally grown tea
- Cyclamen is the ultimate Valentine's Day plant
- Winter is the best time to prune summer-flowering shrubs
- Primulas offer shocking color to get you out of the doldrums
- Protecting watermelon vines key to successful season
- 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.