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.
- Landscape Plants for Georgia
- Controlling Growth in Five Species of Herbaceous Foliage Plants
- Gardening in Containers Using Tropical Plants
- Environmentally Friendly Landscape Practices
- New Trial Tropical Container Gardens
- Composting: Recycling Landscape Trimmings
- Georgia Green*A*Syst: Environmental Checklist for Nurseries, Greenhouses and Turfgrass Producers
- Rain Gardens in Home Landscapes
- Great Plants Under 20 Feet for Small Spaces
- Native Plants of North Georgia: A Photo Guide for Plant Enthusiasts
- Alternatives to Petroleum-Based Containers for the Nursery Industry
- Alternatives to Synthetic Herbicides for Weed Management in Container Nurseries
To see a full list of publications, visit the Extension Publications site.
For the latest news about Extension, visit Georgia FACES. News you can use about Georgia family, agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences.
- Savannah Orchid Show set for April 28-30 at UGA's Coastal Botanical Gardens
- Enormous blossoms of exquisite beauty on 'South Pacific Sipper'
- Pine stand thinning and burning helps prevent disease and insects
- Banana shrub: an heirloom of exotic fragrance
- Scout freeze-damaged landscapes before pruning or applying fertilizer
- Emperor's candlestick grows up to eight feet tall and can stretch out three feet in each direction
- With dogwoods in bloom, researchers ask for public help to collect data
- Landscapes are a-Drift with colorful roses
- Now is the time to kill lawn weeds and get garden soil tested
- Choosing where to garden is essential to producing high-yielding crops
- 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.