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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


Cannon: Prep your yard, plants for fall, winter

Fall is a busy time to get a few things done in the garden since September and October are great months to prepare for next year's growing season. It is time to kick start the garden for next year!

September 20, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Cannon: Become a master gardener

As fall approaches, the area extension office will send out applications to people interested in becoming master gardeners in 2014.

September 06, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Life top stories


Saving seeds for next season

Seed saving is an old practice. In days gone by, farmers and gardeners saved their prized heirloom seeds and valued them as treasures worth holding onto every year to year. As the gardening season comes to a close and fall approaches, consider saving some of those phenomenal seeds from your vegetable garden and flowering perennials and annual beds.

August 23, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


To-do list for autumn

Fall is my favorite time to plant and work in the garden. The days are cooler and it is a great time to plan and implement some great projects to ensure a beautiful landscape the following year.

August 09, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Life top stories


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Harbingers of spring

Do you want a beautiful garden filled with flowering bulbs next spring? Then, now is the time to plant them. And picking out a desirable garden bed for bulbs will guarantee a show-stopping display for next season and provide joy for many years to come.

October 31, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Succulent plants can thrive indoors and outside

Succulent plants have become popular for good reasons: they are beautiful, drought tolerant and low maintenance.

October 17, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


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