Amanda McNulty

Fighting Spot Anthracnose in Dogwoods

April 20, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. The dreaded Dogwood anthracnose, Discula distructiva, is a death knoll for that loveliest of native trees. There is another disease called spot anthracnose caused by a different fungus that...

More on Pollinating Pawpaws

March 31, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Amanda McNulty
Male Pawpaw blossoms.

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . At the Musser Farm at Clemson we filmed a segment on their pawpaw orchard. Search Making It Grow Youtube Pawpaw and see our interview featuring fruit specialist Dr. Greg Reighard. This orchard...

The Nutritious Pawpaw

March 29, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
Pawpaw fruit.

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Pawpaws and bananas both are soft fruits that lend themselves to being smushed up for smoothies, custards, and ice cream, and both are relatively high in carbohydrates. Pawpaws, however, come...

Polinating Pawpaws

March 28, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Many fruit crops need insects as pollinators. Peaches, apples, blueberries, and watermelons use different species of bees, sometime native and sometimes the Imported European Honeybee, to...

Types of Ground Nesting Bees

March 22, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Amanda McNulty
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . The small ground nesting bees fall into several categories – mining bees, orchard bees, or digger bees are among them, and all are important pollinators. They are absolutely no threat to humans...

Ground Nesting Bees Are Not a Threat

March 21, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Ground nesting bees have specific requirements for making the burrows in which they lay their eggs. They need soil that’s relatively dry and has little or no vegetation on it, you won’t find...

Underground Bees

March 19, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Amanda McNulty
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . A student in our new master gardener training class brought a video taken on February the twelfth showing of a large number of bees flying around small holes in her yard. What we were seeing was...

The Dangers of Cyad Ingestion

March 3, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Amanda McNulty
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Credit SC Public Radio Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Cycads have been used as emergency food in many cultures. In Florida, however, Seminole Indians relied on starch made from the native cycad, Zamia floridana , as a primary...

Sago Palms Contain Neuro-Toxins

March 2, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
Coontie, Zamia floridana.

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Cycads have been used for food in many cultures around the world. A cycad native to Florida, Zamia floridana, or coontie , was almost eliminated by the production of cycad flour; mills churned...

The Long History of Cyads

March 1, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Sago palms are actually cycads, which are grouped with gymnosperms like pine trees. They are among the oldest seed plants to evolve on our planet. Cycad fossils date back to almost 300 million...

The Ancient Cyads

February 28, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Sago palms are the most readily available cold hardy cycads that we can grow in most of South Carolina. Well-established cycads will usually survive temperatures down to 15 degrees, but their...

Helping Your Sago Palm Survive the Winter

February 26, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
Sago Palm, Cycas revoluta.

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . One plant that really suffered during our December ice age was the sago palm, Cycas revoluta. Sago palms represent some of the oldest living plants on earth and are not palms but cycads...

Storm Water Runoff a Threat to Hitchcock Woods

February 2, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. Each week on Making It Grow Terasa Lott gives us a water quality tip. Rain barrels and rain gardens are designed to help stop storm water runoff from properties, water that carries pollutants,...

Managing the Ecology of Hitchcock Woods

February 1, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . It wasn’t hunting that attracted the wealthy Hitchcock family to South Carolina in the early 1900’s; rather it was the well drained sands that provided good footing for horse sporting activities...

Hitchcock Woods

January 31, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
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Credit SC Public Radio Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. A recent article in the Department of Natural Resources’ South Carolina Wildlife magazine highlighted a 2000-acre urban forest in the City of Aiken. A wealthy Northern...

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