The Green Desk

Selecting, Installing and Managing Plants

How do I select, install and manage plants?

A comprehensive guide to selecting, installing, and managing plants in landscapes designed for children and families. Below are links to information and resources related to plants for outdoor informal, non-formal, and formal contexts.

Plant Planning

Landscape Plants

A guide to understanding the function of plants in the Outdoor Learning Environment.

Landscape Plant List

A list of plants suitable for North Carolina.

Edible Plant Guide

An introduction to using edible plants in the Outdoor Learning Environment.

Planning and Planting

A guide to developing a planting plan and purchase list.