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Cannon: A great shrub for spring and summer

Are you wondering what that beautiful shrub is with flat, snow-white flowers? Usually around mid-April into May and right after the dogwoods bloom, Hall County becomes blanketed with this shrub in many areas. It is called the Summer Snowflake Virburnum.

April 05, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Cannon: Are deer nibbling in your garden?

Many Hall County homeowners are struggling with the deer populations that love to nibble on their ornamental shrubs and flowering plants.

March 23, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Cannon: Perennials offer year-round beauty

There is a big, big world of perennials. Now is the great time to select, plan and design for year-round color and harmony themes in the garden using these wonderful flowering plants.

March 09, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Cannon: Plenty to keep you busy in garden as spring approaches

As we approach our transition from an unusually mild winter into spring, there are many important tasks to be done in the garden and landscape.

February 24, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Cannon: Witch hazel is a lovely tree for winter

As a gardener, I am always in to finding and planting new trees, shrubs and flowers. I especially like to find and share with others some of my favorite plants for a winter garden.

February 10, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Cannon: Creating bountiful blooms

If you look around outdoor landscapes right now, you will see the lovely camellia in full bloom.

January 27, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Life top stories


Cannon: Avoid common mistakes when planting trees

Trees, whether evergreen or deciduous (leaf dropping), can add beauty and balance to your landscape. They also create shade and deliver spectacular beauty in the spring and fall.

January 13, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Gardening with Wanda: Provide shelter, food and water for backyard birds this winter

Do you like to watch birds? If you are like me, I love to spot different birds in my backyard and see if I can identify them.

December 30, 2011 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Cannon: Gardeners, make your list, check it twice

December is a busy month: family and friend's holiday gatherings, office parties and shopping lists that never seem to end. But remember to take care of those outdoor and indoor plants during the month and share some alternative gift ideas for all those special people during the holidays.

December 16, 2011 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Gardening with Wanda: Know the right time to prune your shrubs, trees

The Hall County Extension office gets plenty of calls this time of year in reference to pruning shrubs and trees in the landscape. Knowing when to prune and how is very important in terms of maintaining vigorous health for woody plants. It is one of the most important gardening practices, and knowing the exact time frame to prune can achieve maximum results in the landscape.

December 02, 2011 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Time to mulch the roses, bring in the ferns

November is a time when we enjoy family, eat lots of good food and spend time outdoors before Old Man Winter makes his debut.

November 18, 2011 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Gardening with Wanda: Beauty of bark is evident in autumn

While the fall leaves on our trees dazzle us in autumn, they do not last very long into the winter months. We must find other interesting, dramatic features on our trees to keep us visually engaged during the cold months.

November 04, 2011 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Gardening with Wanda: Fall is the time to act

The best time to seed or sod is now.

October 20, 2011 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Gardening with Wanda: Plants to make your garden come alive with fall color

To a gardener, this time of year brings on thoughts of autumn color in our landscape's flowers, shrubs and trees. There is nothing more pleasing to the eye than to look out over a canvas of yellow, oranges and deep reds.

October 07, 2011 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Pick bulbs now for a stunning show next spring

Do you want beautiful flowering bulbs next spring?

September 22, 2011 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


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Interested in becoming a Georgia Master Gardener?

Around this time of year, I begin sending out applications to individuals interested in taking our Georgia Master Gardener classes at the Hall County Extension office.

August 22, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


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