Applegate Residential

Mary Alice Applegate’s residential property in Tifton was recognized at the silver level of GNPS Native Plant Habitat certification. Several years ago, when Mary Alice moved onto the site, the garden consisted almost entirely of non-native plants and lawn. She has... read more

Flat Creek Nursery

Congratulations to Greg Lewis, Flat Creek Nursery, for earning gold certificate for GNPS Native Plant Habitat Certification program. In addition to several acres of wooded community on his property, Greg has been using a wide variety of native plants in landscaping... read more

Oakland City Yard

Alex Dileo has zero lawn on her small urban lot in the Oakland City neighborhood in Atlanta. Ironweed (Vernonia spp.), oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia), dwarf fothergilla (Fothergilla gardenii), purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), and blueberries... read more

Cultivating Native Plants

Meg Mauro designed her front yard pollinator garden in Lawrenceville following the strict neighborhood policies about landscaping. It features wrinkle-leaf goldenrod (Solidago rugosa), mountain mint (Pycnanthemum incanum), and Georgia aster (Symphyotrichum georgianum)... read more

Front Yard Forest

Cindi Sokol’s landscaping is a good example of what a front yard in a tree city can look like. It is a wooded front yard with low understory plants that accent the mid-century modern home in Atlanta. Trees on the property include red oak (Quercus rubra), post... read more

Mozley Park Certification

Nicholas Isom purchased a home on the west side of Atlanta and immediately landscaped the property with native plants. Lots of sun loving forbs and grasses make a pocket meadow in the front yard. Just a few plants from a long list are yarrow (Achillea millefolium),... read more

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