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Publications on Perennials

8 publications were found.

  • Eco-Friendly Garden: Attracting Pollinators, Beneficial Insects, and Other Natural Predators cover image Eco-Friendly Garden: Attracting Pollinators, Beneficial Insects, and Other Natural Predators (B 1456)

    A pollinator-friendly and ecologically sustainable garden is both beautiful and able to attract and sustain beneficial insects, reducing the need for pesticides. This publication is based on new research in habitat management for purposes of planting insect-attracting plant species in order to intentionally draw insects to garden areas and urban landscapes. This is done by providing a refuge for the insects during winter and nectar and pollen resources. Plant selection directly affects beneficial insect populations, those insects that can provide ecological benefits such as biodiversity and natural pest control. This concept of “habitat management” can lead to potential increases in pollinating and other beneficial insect populations. An increase in these populations in landscapes will contribute to improved pollination of plants and biological pest control and reduce the need for pesticides. Published on May 31, 2016.

  • Flowering Bulbs for Georgia Gardens cover image Flowering Bulbs for Georgia Gardens (B 918)

    A wide variety of bulbs grow well in Georgia. Most are grown for their flowers and some for their foliage. They are grown as pot plants, in shrub borders, naturalistic plantings and in mass displays. Bulbs offer a certain magic to the landscape virtually unrivaled by other plants. Published on Feb 28, 2016.

  • Flowering Perennials for Georgia Gardens cover image Flowering Perennials for Georgia Gardens (B 944)

    This publication is devoted specifically to covering everything you need to know about growing herbaceous perennials, primarily to those that persist from crowns and/or fleshy roots. Published on Feb 28, 2016.

  • Geraniums (B 790)

    Geraniums are among the most popular flowering
    plants grown in the United States. They are easy
    to grow and can be used in many types of gardens, such as ground beds, planter boxes, hanging baskets and pots. They are ideal for flanking entrance-ways and adding color to border plantings. This publication explains everything you need to know about growing geraniums. Published on Feb 28, 2016.

  • Landscape Basics: Success with Herbaceous Perennials (B 1424)

    Whether in a commercial installation or residential garden, perennial plants can be successfully
    used to offer more landscaping choices, distinguish your firm from the competition and create a niche for your landscape business. Perennial plants are complex, and it is best to contract or hire a professional landscape architect for the design phase and train knowledgeable staff in proper maintenance later on. This publication is intended to provide the basics of perennial plant biology, ideas on design and installation, and information on cultivation and maintenance of perennial beds. It should also serve as a quick guide for the most common and recommended perennials for Georgia. Common-sense tips from a professional landscaper's perspective are also included. Published on Sep 30, 2016.

  • Landscape Plants for Georgia cover image Landscape Plants for Georgia (B 625)

    This publication includes a list of good plants for Georgia organized into various sizes and groups. The design qualities of plants—their form, size, color and texture—are emphasized according to the principles and requirements of good landscape design and plant maintenance. Hardiness and disease and insect resistant qualities are also considered. Published on Mar 31, 2017.

  • Native Plants for Georgia Part III: Wildflowers cover image Native Plants for Georgia Part III: Wildflowers (B 987-3)

    This publication is a comprehensive guide to growing and identifying native wildflowers suitable for planting in Georgia. The term “wildflower” in this publication is a general term used to define both annual and perennial native herbaceous plants with showy flowers that have evolved with an ecosystem and grow naturally without either direct or indirect human intervention.

    NOTE: This publication is large and may take several minutes to load. Published on Dec 31, 2014.

  • Ornamental Plantings on Septic Drainfields (C 1030)

    Ornamental plantings can be attractive and beneficial options for the expanse of open ground designated for a septic drainfield. Properly chosen plants help manage moisture and nutrient levels in the soils around the drainfield, and can discourage activities that may cause site compaction and reduce the effectiveness of the system. The drawback is that poor plant choices can create costly maintenance issues, and any septic drainfield repair work could disturb planting areas that you value. By following a few simple guidelines, planting in these areas can be both pretty and practical. Published on Jul 30, 2014.