Georgia Native Plant Guide Released
Mercer University Press
For Immediate Release
A guide to Georgia native plants
Georgia Native Plant Guide is the first native plant guide that focuses on Georgia. It is not simply a guide to plants that can be found in Georgia, but those native to Georgia. Each species native to the Peach State is listed by its scientific name and given a brief description of its appearance and attributes. For the environmentalist, Georgia Native Plant Guide also provides a county-by-county list of endangered species. The guide is extensive with some chapters by noted botanists.
Samuels educates the reader on what is taking over the land, which plants are headed toward extinction, and which plants are rarely found. Samuels demonstrates that if native gardens were on the rise, more plants would move off the endangered list. A wonderful beginnerÂs guide to anyone wanting a true native garden in Georgia, this book provides illustrations, overviews, and lists to help you grow it with ease.
A beautiful and helpful book, it is for anyone interested in the environment, Georgia, or the natural world around us.
Tina M Samuels was born and raised in Rome, Georgia. She is a member of the Georgia Botanical Society and the Georgia Native Plant Society. She has been married for ten years to Gene and is currently trying to cultivate five acres into a Southern garden. Georgia Native Plant Guide is be her second book.