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Using Georgia Native Plants · 2d ago

Small Trees with Good Fall Color

Wow, was that the fastest fall ever? Actually no, it’s not over yet, but not everyone appreciates the deep fall tones of the native oaks. And not everyone can have an oak in their yard – oak...
Using Georgia Native Plants · 1W ago

A Unique Fall Flower

We have to wait all year to see one of the most unusual and beautiful flowers around: the blue gentian. The one native to my area, and I even have one naturally in my woods, is called harves...
Using Georgia Native Plants · 2W ago

Fall Today, Gone Tomorrow?

I enjoy fall colors as much as the next person, but I like to have a little time to enjoy ...
Using Georgia Native Plants · 3W ago

Chattahoochee Bend State Park

One of the newest Georgia State Parks is nestled around a bend of the Chattahoochee River ...
Using Georgia Native Plants · 4W ago

All the Painted Ladies

Despite the warm weather, nature knows that fall is coming. Leaves are quietly dropping, and each stray leaf still tricks my mind into thinking that a butterfly is fluttering by. A few are s...
Using Georgia Native Plants · 1M ago

Aster Love

Symphyotrichum cordifoliumMove over mums, when it comes to providing late-season support for bees and pollinators, it’s asters that master the season! Stores are pushing out containers of pinched mums that have flowers covering the surface of the pla...
Using Georgia Native Plants · 1M ago

Vitamin N (the book)

Many of us could use more vitamins, especially Vitamin Nature. I recently heard about Richard Louv’s 2016 book entitled “Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life.” The title was ...
Using Georgia Native Plants · 1M ago

If Not You, Then Who?

Our natural areas are shrinking. It’s not hard to spot new development all around us, sometimes repurposing previously developed areas but often tearing into undeveloped land. In my area, ev...
Using Georgia Native Plants · 1M ago

Don’t Be A Stranger

This blog post was inspired by an article published recently about ‘tree blindness.’ It was a story about people living in a city with trees all around them but they didn’t know what kind of...
Using Georgia Native Plants · 2M ago

Oh, The Butterflies I've Seen!

Question mark butterflyI enjoy seeing butterflies in the garden; I think of them as one of the fruits of my labors, along the lines of “Build it and they will come.” I lamented about the lac...