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:
- Landscape Plants – A guide to understanding the function of plants in the OLE.
- Landscape Plant List – Downloadable plant list for North Carolina.
- Plant Selection – Includes a guide to developing a planting plan and purchase list.
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.