2021 Plant of the Year: Fringetree This year’s Plant of the Year (POY) is fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus). Also known as white fringe tree, old man’s beard, or grancy graybeard, this small flowering tree grows along the east coast from New York to Florida and... read more
POY 2021 voting will take place from November 1st – 30th at midnight. Go to https://gnps.org/education/plant-year/ for details. The nominees are: Fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus) Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) Little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)... read more
Native plants create a living landscape. At Georgia Institute of Technology there is a living landscape that surrounds a living building. The Kendeda Building is run by solar panels, filtrates rain water harvested from the roof, and has a ceiling made from reclaimed... read more
Report of Mary Scott Nature Park workday April 4, 2020 Because DeKalb County CEO Thurmond had decreed a shelter-in-place order to flatten the curve of SARS-CoV-2 infections, the regularly scheduled park workday was cancelled. Since county parks were open for exercise,... read more
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