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Cannon: Blooms for each room

If you have a creative side and have some room to plant flowers, cutting gardens can be a fun and rewarding way to surround one's self with beautiful flowers indoors as well as outdoors for parties.

May 17, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Summer gardening guidelines

April showers bring May flowers! In the case of this year, this is very true. Around Hall County, we have seen the most beautiful show of azaleas we have had in years and it won't be long before the rhododendrons and peonies will put on a delightful show.

May 03, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Life top stories


Plant edible fruits in your vegetable garden

There is a developing trend to grow our own food in our gardens and landscapes. We tend to hear a lot about growing vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and such. Why not grow fruits as well?

April 19, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Cannon: Five plants earn superior ranking for home garden

The 2013 Georgia Gold Medal Plants have been selected and as in years past, the winners are rated as No. 1 superior ornamental plants for use in the residential landscape.

April 04, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Cannon: It’s cherry blossom time so pick your favorite

The first day of spring was ushered in this week and the cherry trees are blooming. When you see pink blooms on the trees around town, it seems to whisper that warm weather is on its way.

March 22, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Life top stories


Cannon: Landscape too flat? Bump it up with a berm

Do you have a berm in your landscape?

March 08, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Cannon: A canvas of color ideas

When selecting plants for your landscape, the use of color relationships is an important principle to creating an attractive and functional work of art.

February 22, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Cannon: Let's get sowing this spring

Gardening lovers are anxiously awaiting spring this time of year. So how can you get a jump start on the growing season? Start your seeds indoors.

February 08, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Cannon: Winter protection is important for ornamental plants

Though we have had relatively mild winters for a couple of years, cold damage to woody plants can sometimes be a problem here in Georgia.

January 25, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Cannon: Trees add beauty and so much more

Trees in our landscapes provide numerous functions. They provide beauty, screening of sight and sounds, privacy, shade and wildlife habitats.

January 11, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Cannon: End-of-year gardening can be fun

December is a busy time for all of us, but don't forget to do some tidying around your yard. Being outdoors on a sunny crisp day during the holidays can be both therapeutic and exhilarating.

December 28, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Holly, cranberry bushes add colorful seasonal contrast to landscape

Winter does not have to equate to a dreary garden devoid of excitement. There are many types of berry-bearing shrubs, woody plants and winter flowers to brighten the landscape.

December 14, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Life top stories


Planting tips in Farmer’s Almanac, other sources often based on science

Recently, a local news channel that reported a story about garden and weather folklore.

November 30, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Life top stories


Cannon: Fall is not a good time to prune

Most of our calls to extension office this time of year have to do with pruning questions. As we put the garden to bed so to speak, many gardeners want to prune or trim back their shrubs and trees.

November 16, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Cannon: The UGA Trial Gardens name 2012’s Plants of Distinction

In the classic city of Athens, there is an oasis of plants in a lovely garden located in the middle of the bustling UGA campus.

November 02, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


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