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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


Precise pruning of plants

After the holidays is a great time to get out in the landscape and think about pruning plants.

December 27, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Holiday plants full of history

Our homes would not be complete without a few classic holiday plants such as poinsettias and Christmas cactuses. However, did you know these beautiful plants have been decorating homes for the holidays since the 1800s?

December 13, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Landscape with evergreens and conifers

In the fall, many trees like the maple and oak put on a showy, colorful palette for North Georgians to enjoy, but we cannot forget the beautiful evergreens that retain their leaves and needles throughout the year.

November 29, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Berries in bloom for the holidays

A "cornucopia" of plant life blesses the northeast area of the state as fall winds down and the beautiful colors of the trees and shrubs fade away. Then we can anxiously see the many ornamental trees and shrubs that will reveal their showy clusters of brightly colored berries, painting the landscape just in time for the upcoming holiday season.

November 15, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Winter season nears, flowers still bloom down South

While most people like the warmer months, I love cooler weather.

November 01, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Plant pansies now for glorious colors in upcoming winter

Everyone loves plant color in the winter when everything else in the landscape seems to have browned and gone into dormancy. Therefore, now is the time to plant pansies like the pros and get those spring-blooming bulbs in the ground for next year.

October 18, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Cannon: Fall flowers, leaves, bushes create colorful designs

No doubt, this time of year is a favorite for most folks.

October 04, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


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Winter is the ideal time for bird-watching

Spotting and identifying the different birds in the Northeast Georgia landscape can be exciting and educational. So grab a pair of binoculars and see how many you can identify.

December 12, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Decorate like a Colonial with fresh greens, reds

November has almost passed and Thanksgiving is over, but December ushers in another holiday season. And with the landscapes full of endless possibilities for holiday decorating, one can only look out of the window for an array of creative ideas.

November 28, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


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