Sean Flynn

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.

Vertical Roots Farm

By Sean Flynn

photo of a vertical farmMaking It Grow visits Vertical Roots Farm at the South Carolina State Farmers Market. Andrew Hare talks about how they grow produce in repurposed shipping containers.

How to Fry Peanuts

By Sean Flynn

Peanuts"Making It Grow" traveled to Bowman, S.C. and visited with Blanche Weathers, wife of S.C. Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers, to learn how to fry peanuts.

Bowens Island Cocktail Sauce

By Sean Flynn

Bowens Island Cocktail SauceRobert Barber brings in his family's recipe for cocktail sauce, Bowens Island Cocktail Sauce, and shows Making It Grow Host Amanda McNulty and Suzy Ellision from the South Carolina Specialty Food Association some of the ways to use it.

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