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.
- Best Management Practices in the Landscape
- Hiring a Tree Care Service
- Tree Ownership and Responsibility
- Is My Tree Dying?
- Landscape Basics: Crop Rotation and Cultural Practices Help Reduce Diseases in Seasonal Color Beds
- Landscape Basics: Success with Herbaceous Perennials
- Community and School Gardens Series: Raised Beds vs. In-Ground Gardens
- Community and School Gardens Series: Less Expensive Sources of Plant Material, Amendments and Tools
- Community and School Gardens Series: Stocking the Toolshed: Hand Tools
- Community and School Gardens Series: Weed Control
- Community and School Gardens Series: Extending the Crop Season: Unheated Spaces
- Community and School Gardens Series: Planning an Edible Garden
- Community and School Gardens Series: Siting a Garden
To see a full list of publications, visit the Extension Publications site.
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- Misplaced sage: a stunner in the fall garden
- The Brassicas are taking center stage with kale, mustards and collards
- Plan landscape with a long term goal of saving water
- New landscape plants can be installed under water restrictions
- Fall-blooming camellias offer stunning landscape performance
- Nothing says fall like mari-mums
- The Trial Gardens at UGA announce 2016's Classic City Awards recognize the best of this summers test plants.
- Hurricanes make you appreciate floral beauty like the old-fashioned zinnia
- New UGA scientist searches for grasses that can survive drought, heat and other environmental stressors
- Foundation plants must tolerate hot conditions and hard soil
- 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.