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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

Cannon: Secrets of a master

As August approaches, our local Extension office will be gearing up to send out applications to all interested persons in our area who want to become master gardeners in 2013.

July 27, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists

Cannon: Gardening in July is not without problems

July gardening can have its challenges with hot, dry days and sometimes humid conditions. A committed gardener has to use their time wisely during the cooler mornings and late afternoons.

July 13, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists

Cannon: Whole system growing good for garden and the earth

We hear a lot these days about sustainable gardening and the use certain techniques to promote a healthy environment. A sustainable garden works in harmony with nature. It is also called a "whole system growing method."

June 29, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists

Cannon: The 2012 Georgia Gold Medal plants

The 2012 Georgia Gold Medal plants have been named for this year, and the winners are earning their gold in color, fragrance, texture and native adaptability.

June 15, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists

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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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