Ecological landscaping is a growing national and global movement that promotes responsible stewardship of landscapes to provide healthy ecosystems for survival of all living things. Our speaker will be Daniel Ballard, green industry expert and found and principal of Convivial Landscapes LLC.
“The Best Native Plants for Home & Business & How to Use Them” is the topic for this educational presentation and Rick Barnes will be the presenter. While the focus of the talk is on trees and shrubs, some attention will be given to the concepts of provenance, evaluation of the landscape as a plant community, and some interesting facts about pollinators.
2020 Plant of the Year: Southern Mountainmint Our GNPS 2020 Plant of the Year, southern mountainmint (Pycnanthemum pycnanthemoides), is native throughout Georgia, where it thrives in meadows, roadsides, and woodland openings. Reaching 3-6’ tall, it has simple,... read more
Report of Mary Scott Nature Park workday December 7, 2019 On a cloudy December 2019 afternoon, eleven neighbors and GNPS members worked at Mary Scott Nature Park removing nonnative flora, primarily bamboo from the southwest corner of the park. DeKalb County Parks... read more
JOIN US for the GNPS 2020 NATIVE PLANT SYMPOSIUM Saturday, February 29, 2020 Middle Georgia State University Conference Center, Macon, GA Inspired by the February book release of Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard from Doug... read more
The Georgia Native Plant Society is pleased to announce that our Plant of the Year for 2020 is Southern mountainmint (Pycnanthemum pycnanthemoides). Thanks to all who participated in this year’s event. Scientific name: Pycnanthemum pycnanthemoides Common name:... read more