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August superb time to ready gardens for autumn harvest

In the Southern climate, gardeners have a second chance to replant, add new plants and harvest vegetables as fall nears.

August 08, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Crape myrtle hardy, colorful blooming accent tree

With different shades of lavender, pink, purple and red, the crape myrtle is a popular flowering tree.

July 11, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Entice a bevy of butterflies to your garden

Nothing brings a summer garden to life the way butterflies do.

June 27, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Time to inspect veggies

It's time to start scouting your warm season vegetables for insect and disease issues.

June 13, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


A garden for all seasons

Help me with my garden!

May 30, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Spice up the garden with herbs from the mint family

If you love to garden and cook, add a few herbs to your plant collection.

May 16, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Understanding the ancient age of lilies and irises

Adorning the landscape with vivid yellows, purples, reds and oranges, flowering lily and iris plants are beginning to pop up everywhere as spring emerges. Even the beautiful hues of the lilies' white blooms make a dramatic show and grace our homes with their subtle charm.

May 02, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


2014 Georgia Gold Medal Plants selected

The 2014 Georgia Gold Medal Plants have been selected and are rated as the No. 1 superior ornamental plant for residential landscape use in Georgia.

April 18, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Create a colorful container garden on a patio or deck

Container gardening, hanging baskets and window boxes can be a fun and rewarding to those who only have a patio, deck or balcony.

April 04, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Beneficial insects keep harmful pests away from garden

Homeowners are eagerly awaiting spring weather to get outside to plant and maintain their gardens.

March 21, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Companion planting: Truth or myth?

Through the years, garden folklore has observed some facts about how gardens are planted and arranged. Some plants naturally grow well together, while others do not.

March 07, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Plant a tree on Arbor Day

Each state has its own Arbor Day depending on the best time to plant trees. Georgia's best tree-planting times are November through March; so this year, Georgia celebrates Arbor Day today.

February 21, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Protect ornamental trees, bushes during winter

With the exceptionally bitter cold winter we have had, cold damage to woody shrubs and trees can be a problem here in Georgia.

February 07, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Test soil to determine your plants lime and fertilizer needs

In January, the Hall County Extension office begins to get calls relating to pruning times, soil testing and turf maintenance.

January 24, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Use this cold weather to plan next year’s winter garden

Now that the holidays are behind us, along with the record-breaking single-digit temperatures, many winter seasonal gardening plans can be made.

January 10, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


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Interested in becoming a Georgia Master Gardener?

Around this time of year, I begin sending out applications to individuals interested in taking our Georgia Master Gardener classes at the Hall County Extension office.

August 22, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


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