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Using Georgia Native Plants · 3d ago

Natives in the Garden

Black cohosh (Actaea racemosa) in a potwith petunias.A friend of mine has a most beautiful garden set alongside a native woodland that is naturally rich in a diverse assortment of native plants. I have known Debbie for many years and have long enjoye...
Using Georgia Native Plants · 1W ago

Supporting Adult Butterflies in the Garden

I’ve written a few posts about butterfly gardening, but those posts have mostly focused on helping people to identify native host plants that help butterfly and moth larvae grow into the bea...
Using Georgia Native Plants · 2W ago

Special Plants, Special Places – Coosa Valley Prairie

Echinacea simulataI have heard about the Coosa Valley Prairie area for years; it is a rich remnant of a tallgrass prairie that once stretched into Georgia. According to experts, these are considered calcareous prairies and defined as “Open grass- and...
Using Georgia Native Plants · 3W ago

Milkweeds of the Coosa Valley Prairies

Whorled milkweed (Asclepias verticillata)The Coosa Valley Prairies in Floyd County, GA have small patches of tallgrass prairies with species that are unique. Yesterday I participated in a Georgia Botanical Society field trip there and we explored som...
Using Georgia Native Plants · 1M ago

The Bumbles Nest

The blog is a way for me to share Georgia’s beautiful native plants, the insects, and the ...
Using Georgia Native Plants · 1M ago

Snag Down

The snag in 2016Snags are dead trees that are still standing. I had a dead pine tree next to the driveway for 6 years. Over the years it provided food for several birds in the form of bugs that lived under the bark. I have photographed brown-headed n...
Using Georgia Native Plants · 1M ago

Coreopsis in the Garden

I often describe purple coneflower as the native plant perennial poster child because it i...
Using Georgia Native Plants · 1M ago

Hidden Pond Trail

This trip was another field trip in the Georgia Botanical Society weekend for their annual spring pilgrimage. For the Sunday trip, I decided to sign up for the Hidden Pond Trail at Carter’s Lake in Murray County, GA after reading about it in the Nour...
Using Georgia Native Plants · 1M ago

Coosawattee Bluffs

I recently participated in the annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage held by the Georgia Botanical Society. This was the 48th annual such event for the Society, and the event moves around the state. For the first time ever, the event was held just outs...
Using Georgia Native Plants · 2M ago

Tiny Spring Anemones

Small white wildflowers abound in spring. It can take careful examination of the plant’s p...