Creating SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPES
Green gardeners create attractive landscapes, which also work to conserve and protect our natural resources. The Piedmont region, zone 7 & 8 is home to the countrys' widest varieties of native plants. It's also, well-suited for many cultivated, hybrid plants too. There's an abundant palette of plant growing possibilities in this climate. If you can grow just 'bout anything.... then what DO you choose to grow? Thoughtfully, we have assembled a host of articles with suggestions from our Extension Master Gardeners to guide you along.
How to select and care for native, cultivated understory trees
How to select and grow native and cultivated shrubs for the garden
The Piedmont is known for pine forests how to sucessfully grow and care
LAWNS, turf and groundcovers
Got grass? here's research-based answers, with alternatives too
background photo: The stone bridge looking from the Freedom Park Demonstration Gardens, Charlotte NC