Pember Residential

Pat Pember was awarded a Gold Certification for her residential property in Cumberland Harbor in Saint Mary’s. She has planted over a hundred native plants of substantial size for the past two years. Large deep green mounds of Tripsacum dactyloides (eastern... read more

Keeler Residential

Sandy Keeler received a gold certification for her residential property outside Waycross. Nearly a decade ago, Sandy moved an older house to an open pastured site and immediately started to establish a native plant garden. She started with an impressive collection of... read more

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

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