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Making It Grow

Making It Grow 10-8-2013


On this episode of Making It Grow!, host Amanda McNulty is joined by Terasa Young in the chat room.  This week, Dr. John Nelson has a mystery plant that isn't a plant, but it looks like a plant.  The feature segment is Sunny Cedars Farm in Sumter, S.C. The  folks at Sunny Cedars are raising heritage hogs. Watch how their care and devotion to the high quality of life for these animals translates into a wonderful product.

This week's guests: Trish DeHond, Clemson Extension agent, joins Amanda on the panel. Andy Cabe, the director of botanical gardens at the Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, stops by and shares some treasures that include a ficus, a ginger lily and more.

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Tune in to the on-demand show for some of the live questions.

1. I discovered fire blight in my garden last year. I have trimmed off the dead branches, but what do I do now?

2. I'm trying to find moonlight hydrangea, can you tell me where I can find this plant?

3. I have an amaryllis. How do I deal with them? Also, can I cut my lilies low this time of year?

4. I'm not a garden person, but I want to know how to plant watermelons.

5. This year something has been eating the leaves off my Rose of Sharon. Any ideas?

6. When is the best time to prune the Japanese plum tree?

7. I transplanted some spider lilies about three years ago. They didn't bloom for three years. This year, I had a few blooms. What is the deal?

8. Is it a good idea to add sand to clay?

9. We planted about four trees this past spring. Right now, they're getting white gnat-like bugs flying around them. How can we get rid of them?

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