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Making It Grow

Making It Grow 11-26-2013

This special Making it Grow! was taped LIVE from the Sumter Opera House. On stage participants included host Amanda McNulty, Terasa Young (took questions in the audience), Sidney Frazier, Amy Dabbs, Tony Melton, Dr. John Nelson, Vicky Bertagnolli and Dulcimer Dan. Dr. John Nelson brought several mystery plants: one plant is native to Africa; one plant is native to Mexico and smells like cocoa; one is native to South Carolina and is in the sunflower family; and the last plant was from a tropical species and came from Riverbanks Botanical Garden. Vicky Bertagnolli shared some mystery critters/insects with the audience.


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

1. How do you keep squirrels from eating your pansies and violas?

2. When do I cut hydrangeas; mine have grown really large?

3. How short can I cut my crepe myrtles?

4. My Indian Hawthorns keep getting brown spots on them. What are the causes and how can I get rid of the spots?

5. I need to move my rose bush, how soon can I move it?

6. I have blueberry bushes I've been trying to propagate, but they're dying instead of rooting. What am I doing wrong?

7. I have several hundred irises around my yard. Can I use my weed whacker on them? They look terrible.

8. We have this potted gardenia outside and want to know the right time to plant in the ground.

9. There are white patches on the back of my azalea leaves. Does this have to do with soil deficiency?

10. What herbs do you recommend for starting a new indoor herb garden?

11. How can I find a short-term solution to an erosion problem in a small garden on a slope?

12. What's the best way to get Kumquat trees to grow in South Carolina?

13. After I plant my amaryllis inside, they don't bloom when I take them back outside. What am I doing wrong?



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