In Kennesaw, the Bender family has a home that overlooks a lake. Gayle has added native plants to the wooded section of the property. A neighborhood path winds between the lake and the woods where the GNPS sign will educate hikers that they plants they see are native. People can spot native azaelas, and spring flowers like Soloman’s seal (Polygonatum biflorium), wild blue phlox (Phlox divarcata), mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum) and various ferns among the native trees. Some of the native trees are redbud (Cercis canadensis), sassafras (Sassafras albidum), white oak (Quercus alba), and tulip poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera). Congratulations for acheiving the silver level award for a native plant habitat!


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