Driving on the shared road to Jeff Jernigan’s property in Powder Springs, you see the difference in landscaping. On the left, the neighbor has cleared their property of native plants and landscaped with lawn and introduced plants. On the right is Jeff’s lot which he has left natural with native trees and understory. Jeff has added blue indigo (Baptisia australis), mountain mint (Pycnanthemum sp.), fever tree (Pinckneya bracteata), many more native perennials, trees, and shrubs. He has also planted as many native azaleas as possible. Jeff was given the silver award for protecting and creating more native plant habitat.



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