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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.
January 07, 2013
One of my master gardeners took me musseling at the public shellfish DNR site at Murrell’s Inlet a few weeks back. The only hard part was walking in that pluff mud in rubber knee boots as with each step it created a vacuum like seal around your foot requiring that you leaned forward until you almost tipped over trying to break the suction. My legs are pretty strong ‘cause they carry a relatively large person around but at one point I simply could not get free, had to pull my foot out of the boot, try to only lightly immerse… READ MORE
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