Avondale Estates Garden

Beth and Rick Langhorsts’ wooded property required several years of non-native invasive plant removal. It was then replanted with understory trees of eastern red bud (Cercis canadensis), chalk maple (Acer leucoderme), and more. Also, installed were native shrubs... read more

Earth Stewardship

Sally and Bob Hilton take on the responsibility of being stewards of the natural community. Their native plant habitat hosts many insects, birds, reptiles and mammals. There is always something in flower throughout the growing season in the Hiltons’ yard. A few... read more

Layers in Landscaping

Cathy Rouse has a sunny front lawn with a perimeter of native forbs, grasses, and vines including giant ironweed (Vernonia gigantea), purple love grass (Eragrostis spectabilis), Stone Mountain daisy (Helianthus porteri), and vasevine (Clematis viorna). The backyard is... read more

Forest Management

Thanks to Tom Collins, nearly an acre of a forest in Smyrna is thriving. He practices forest management by being alert to non-native invasive plants that might creep into the area. Mature American beech (Fagus grandifolia), multiple oak trees (Quercus), hickory... read more

Woodlands Garden

Meander along the paths anytime of year and you will discover that this 8 acre public garden in Decatur looks great in every season. Thanks to a knowledgable staff and dedicated volunteers, Woodlands Garden achieved a gold level award for a native plant habitat. The... read more

A Natural Habitat

Native plants cover the 1/3 acre lot at the home of Virginia DuPre, where she has worked many years planting woodland wildflowers. There are numerous healthy patches of bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis), mayapples (Podophyllum peltatum), yellow trout lily... read more

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