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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

A look at the history behind 2 autumn decor staples — pumpkins and mums

This time of year, I would venture to say that most everyone has purchased a decorative pot of mums and a colorful pumpkin to adorn their front doorway stoops or other visible places.

October 19, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Life top stories

Cannon: Local source of life learning

Improving our community through partnership and education - that is what Hall County Cooperative Extension does.

October 05, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists

Cannon: Checking out the science behind the beautiful foliage of fall

Have you ever wondered why leaves change color in the fall? It is a simple answer that might amaze you.

September 21, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists

Cannon: Your September gardening checklist

Autumn is on its way in, and the transition from warmer to cooler weather is almost here. What type of activities is important to the gardener at this time of year?

September 07, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists

Cannon: For a perfect landscape, put right plants in the right place

Have you ever found a wonderful plant and decided to buy it without first looking at the tag to see what kind of conditions it needs and, more importantly, how large will it grow? It helps to know these things before you purchase ornamental plants and trees.

August 24, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists

Cannon: Plan now for fall gardens

I know it is just August, but now is a great time to be planning, selecting and getting prepared for the best time of the year to plant.

August 10, 2012 | 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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