Last winter, Trees Atlanta offered GNPS the opportunity to adopt a section of the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum. A very special group of our volunteers/members stepped in to make this project possible this past spring. Our site is in Inman Park, essentially at the end of Elizabeth Street by Freedom Parkway. We spent a number of days this spring and early summer getting rid of invasive plants and generally cleaning up to prepare the site for planting this coming fall. Now the planting plan is complete and it’s getting to be time to plant! We need plants. GNPS is looking for perennials including Christmas fern, cinnamon fern, spotted geranium, mayapple, bloodroot, coral bell, Solomon’s seal, spiderwort, cranefly orchid, and ebony spleenwort in quart sizes or larger. Trees Atlanta has generously agreed to supply the trees and shrubs which we will plant at the site. We thank them for their contribution. Please contact Sally Hilton with the kind of plants you would be willing to donate, the number of plants, and your contact information. Please be sure to label all plants in case of coming dormancy. Sally’s contact information is firstname.lastname@example.org and 404-885-9762 . Please let us know what you can donate by Friday, September 25. Plants will be delivered to Betsy Abrams in Candler Park. She will be available the weekends of Friday, October 23-Sunday, October 25 and Friday, October 30-Sunday, November 1. Please contact Betsy at email@example.com or 678.670.3688 for more specific information on your plant delivery. Next question is, do you have a truck or van? Are you willing to transport plants from Betsy’s to the site the afternoon of... read more
Native grasses provide structure, texture, and interest to landscapes and gardens, as well as food and habitat for native wildlife. Once your awareness of grasses has been raised, and you are able to identify them, they can become a vital part of your gardening and restoration activities. This workshop will show you how to identify many native warm season grasses, which bloom and seed in the fall. Georgia has a large variety of warm season grasses, including broomsedges, little bluestem, wood-oat grasses, panic grasses, and much more. To see more details about the class and to register for the it, please visit the event listing... read more
The Georgia Native Plant Society has trademarked its logo.