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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


Cannon: Common problems with tomatoes

There is almost an endless list as to what can cause tomatoes not to produce well. From environmental changes in temperatures, humidity and water to the many fungal issues, both bacterial and viral that can cause problems.

May 31, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Cannon: Are fungus and mold attacking?

Due to our early spring weather, signs of insect and fungal diseases are showing up on the calendar a little sooner than the previous year.

May 18, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Cannon: Bring the birds and butterflies to your yard

Hummingbird havens and butterfly magnets are good words to describe a backyard designed around attracting these wonderful creatures.

May 04, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Cannon: The art of compost and mulch

Recycling in our gardens (composting) and the use of mulching makes common sense in our landscapes.

April 20, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


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


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Articles By Author - Wanda Cannon


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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