Sean Flynn

Pollinator Gardens in Greenwood, SC

By Sean Flynn

Monarch ButterflyClemson Extension Agent and host of "Making It Grow" Amanda McNulty travels to Greenwood, SC and takes a tour with City of Greenwood Horticulturist Ann Barklow where they have various pollinator gardens. Greenwood, SC is also recognized as a Bee City for their pollinator-friendly initiatives.

Cooking with Vegetables

By Sean Flynn

Healthy DishClemson’s Health and Nutrition Agent Angela Forbes visited Sumter with ideas of adding more fresh produce and color to our meals.

How to make "Botanical Eggs"

By Sean Flynn

Botanial EggsAllison Jones from the South Carolina Botanical Garden shares with us at "Making It Grow" how to use onion skins and purple cabbage along with materials from your yard to decorate eggs! Botanical Eggs 1. Making Dye: Materials: Eggs (Boiled or raw, for blowing out later; If you plan to blow eggs out by mouth later, WASH NOW!) Purple Cabbage, chopped coarsely Onion skins, from ~10 onions Vinegar Stainless steel pots Metal spoons (plastic may become stained with dye) Directions: Place dying agent into pot and cover with water. Add 2-3 tablespoons of vinegar and bring the mixture to a boil. Turn...

Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks

By Sean Flynn

CrabAs the water temperature gets warmer during the spring months, crabs begin molting their old exoskeleton and remain “soft” until their shells begin to harden over the coming days. Soft-shell crab is the culinary term for crabs that have gone through this process – allowing the entire crustacean to be eaten, rather than having to shell it to reach the meat. To learn more, Team Making It Grow headed down to Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks and talked with Andrew Carmines about their soft shell crab operation where he also shared some of his favorite dishes.

Dining Etiquette

By Sean Flynn

EtiquetteThe SC Commissioner's School for Agriculture allows high school students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in agriculture at a week-long camp at Clemson University each summer. One of the experiences is an etiquette class taught by Blanche Weathers, the wife of Commissioner Hugh Weathers, to help prepare young people for formal dinners as they enter college and the workforce.

Paradise Plants Plus

By Sean Flynn

Camellia Making It Grow visits Paradise Plants Plus in Columbia, SC and talks with owner Dan Clayton. Paradise Plants Plus grows camellias from the late 1700’s to about the 1940's. The intrigue is the stories of how they came to be named and of course their beautiful blooms. Dan talks about some of his favorites and alos gives some useful tips on having camellias.

Bill and Hildie Lyddan's Garden

By Sean Flynn

Charleston GardenBill and Hildie Lyddan love old houses and creating gardens that compliment the architecture. In their downtown Charleston, SC garden, they did just that and included water features and uses plants for a "green and white" theme.

Home Remedies for Longer Lasting Cut Flowers

By Sean Flynn

RosesWith Valentine’s Day coming up, "Making It Grow" visits with Clemson University Associate Professor Dr. Jim Faust and he shows us an experiment he did with his students using home remedies to make roses last longer in your vase!

Victorian Christmas at Historic Columbia

By Sean Flynn

Victorian Christmas"Making It Grow" toured Historic Columbia to see the variety of holiday decorations and experience past traditions at the Robert Mills House  and the  Hampton-Preston Mansion. Reservations are available for those wanting to tour and for those that visit, tour guides will provide stories of holidays past in Columbia and discuss how families decorated and entertained during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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