Plant Lists

Plants for Septic Fields

With the tremendous growth Atlanta has experienced comes hundreds of new homes each month. Each home must have provisions for disposing of its waste water. Most homes are connected to a sanitary sewer provided by the municipality in which you...

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Shrubs for Damp Soil

Special note about coastal plants and plants for wet/damp areas in gardens: Only regionally native plants should be used along beaches, coastal and savannah restoration areas. For gardens with wet/damp areas, non-native plants that are not invasive are suitable. However,...

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Plants That Move

I was recently asked by a writer for a list of plants that have a suggestion of movement in their name. I posed the question to my Florida Extension colleagues who help me with “Your Southern Garden”. Over dinner at...

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Gold Medal Plant Summary 1994 – 2016

The Gold Medal Plant Committee is a non-profit organization comprised of nurserymen, flower growers, garden center retailers, landscape professionals, county Extension agents and faculty from the University of Georgia. Their goal is To promote the production, sale and use of superior...

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Tropical Plants for Pool Area

Tropical plants look great around a pool. Look for plants that have big leaves and lots of flowers or colorful foliage. Here are some candidates that come to mind: Trees: Big-leaf magnoliaCucumber magnoliaSweet-bay magnolia Shrubs: Swamp hibiscus (mallow)Scarlet hibiscusConfederate roseTropical...

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Groundcovers for a Hill

Finding the right groundcover to plant on a hill is a common problem. Here is a typical question: “My hill is about 200 feet wide and it extends back 5 feet. This is in full sun and it will have...

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