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The Emmy Award-winning Making It Grow! is a live, interactive call-in program produced by ETV and Clemson University. Host Amanda McNulty from Clemson Extension shares her thoughts on gardening topics. Watch Making It Grow! Tuesdays at 7:00 pm.
November 12, 2012
When we were growing up, part of the summer drill was two weeks at Sibmasse, my grandparent’s huge Victorian barn of a house in Saluda, NC. There was a joggling board, a dumb waiter, and a radio that got two stations. Oh, and a swing that had been hung by a mountain man named Brincus who climbed a massive chestnut oak to the lowest branch – probably twenty-five feet off the ground. Back in those days it was often cold in the morning, and Daddy would start a fire in the trash burner.
So what did we do to pass… READ MORE
October 22, 2012
On a recent walk with my friend Ann Nolte on her husband’s family farm in Calhoun County, we were puzzled about the lack of beautyberry berries. Callicarpaamericana grows profusely throughout woodlands, and I have often cut branch after branch laden with gorgeous purple fruits on that very property. This year we passed typical expansive groves of plants with their distinctive leaves; turning yellow early in the fall. But search as we might, we found only a few berries.
Beautyberry is found in almost any open woods. It tends to be tall and sprawling with unbranched limbs.
Gardeners plant it in… READ MORE
October 15, 2012
My husband Edward’s mother, born in 1901 and very old fashioned, was famously vague about matters not discussed in mixed company. When she had to have a hysterectomy, her niece, Tee, thought it best if Nonie at least had some idea of the territory involved and drew her a picture with pear shapes and connecting tubes to replicate the internal terrain. Nonie squinted slightly (she never wore glasses when other people were present), and then said, “Honey, I think I’d rather just not know.”
Well, I felt somewhat the same way when Making It Grow! Director Sean Flynn and… READ MORE