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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


Cannon: Repurpose woodland area for a natural look

Get inspired and create a woodland garden!

July 26, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Cannon: Be on the lookout for plant diseases

Be on the lookout for two prominent plant diseases: downey mildew on impatiens and rose rosette disease on our favorite rose bush, the Knock Outs.

July 12, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Tomatoes susceptible to several diseases, insects

An endless list of issues may cause tomatoes not to produce well. Some of the common problems and remedies are as follows.

June 28, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Excessive moisture problematic for gardens

Plants and lawns cannot survive without water, but it is possible to have too much of a good thing.

June 14, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Pick up shears, prune back blooms before summertime

Blooming shrubs are a traditional part of the Southern landscape. And with summer almost here, it is time to prune most of our beautiful spring flowering plants.

May 31, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


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


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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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