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Extension Gardener Class 6

Selecting Ornamental Plants for Your Landscape

There are thousands of varieties of trees, shrubs, and flowers you could plant in your yard, but which are most likely to thrive and enhance your landscape’s habitat value for pollinators, beneficial insects, birds, and wildlife? This depends on what conditions exist in your yard. During this class we will explore what you need to know to select the right plants for your landscape as well as learn about some of the best trees, shrubs and flowers for Chatham County landscapes with a focus on native species.

Review the slides from this class (this was a large file so I divided into 2 parts):

Visit the resource page from Class 1 to explore links related to sustainable landscaping, landscape planning, rain gardens and more

Review slides from other presentations I have given on plant selection:

Learn more about gardening with Piedmont native plants:

Search for plants adapted to your landscape:

Visit public gardens in our area to research great plants for local landscapes:

Looking for something unusual? These nurseries/garden centers specialize in carrying a wide range of plants including many new and hard to find varieties:

Use Extension Search to find research based information from Cooperative Extension systems across the U.S.

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