The Green Desk

Selecting, Installing, and Managing Plants

How do I select, arrange, purchase, and manage plants for my outdoor learning environment?

For a comprehensive guide to selecting, installing, and managing plants in landscapes designed for children and families, visit the plants section of our website.

There you will find:

Additional information on plants in landscapes for children and families will be available soon.

An ornamental grass plug is planted in a rain garden at the North Carolina Botanical Garden.

Chris Rumbley of Naked Fruits demonstrates proper planting and mulching technique at the 9th Annual NLI Design Institute.

Workshop participants plant a small tree at the 9th Annual NLI Design Institute.

Workshop participants plant a shrub at the 9th Annual NLI Design Institute.