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Wasps and Hornets Don't Collect Pollen

March 24, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Alfred Turner
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Credit SC Public Radio Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Bees and wasps and hornets are in the same family, Hymenoptera, but have certain differences. In all cases, only the females can sting, as the egg-laying ovipositor also...

Plants Waking Up for Spring

March 23, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Mountain Snow Pieris

Lori Watson of Mill Creek Greenhouses in Columbia, SC joins us at "Making It Grow" and shares some of her favorite plants that are "waking up for Spring". These include Baptisia 'Purple Smoke', Miss Scarlett® Illicium, African blue basil, Mountain Snow™ Pieris, Weigela...

Ground Nesting Bees Can't Sting

March 23, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Alfred Turner
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Credit SC Public Radio Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . The solitary, ground nesting bees that emerge as adults in the spring often cause alarm to people who don’t understand their behavior. Although there may be a hundred...

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...

Aiken Young Farmers Agribusiness Association

March 19, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Amanda and Gloria Wade in a Greenhouse

"Making It Grow" visited Aiken High School in Aiken, SC and the Aiken young Farmers Agribusiness Association. Every school with an agriculture class must have an adult component. To learn more, Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty talks with Master Gardener and retired...

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...

THIS OLD HOUSE CHARLESTON EPISODES TO PREMIERE THURSDAYS ON SCETV

March 18, 2018 - Posted in SCETV by Glenn Rawls
Construction in Charleston

THIS OLD HOUSE ® , the 18-time Emmy ® Award-winning home improvement series, comes to Charleston for the second half of its 39 th season with two different Charleston, South Carolina projects. South Carolina ETV is adding a special nighttime broadcast just for the ten...

How To Propagate Your Plants

March 7, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Propagated Plants

Chase Smoak of Palmetto State Liners visits us at "Making It Grow" and shares some tips with Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty on how to propagate plants.

Poison Ivy is a Year-Round Threat of Misery

March 6, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
A three-left cluster is an easy way to spot poison ivy.

Poison ivy is a common plant in South Carolina that can make people miserable for weeks. Naturalist Rudy Mancke said the vine can both grow on the ground and can climb trees, which it likes to do. The itch and rash poison ivy (and its cousins, poison oak and the rarer...

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...

The Home & Garden Information Center and The Plant & Pest Diagnostic Clinic

February 27, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Clemson Laboratory

On “Making It Grow”, we always make references to the wealth of information Clemson has available for the citizens of the state. For our featured segment, we take a behind the scenes tour of two of these places – The Clemson Extension Home and Garden Information Center and...

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