Sean Flynn

Cedar Leaf Farm - Solar Panels

By Sean Flynn

Cedar Leaf FarmClemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty visits Cedar Leaf Farm in Chester, South Carolina and talks with 2012 South Carolina Tree Farmer of the Year Dr. Bill Altman about the decision to use solar panels to heat and cool their 1850s house with the help of a seminar he attended with Upstate Forever.

Hanahan Butterfly & Pollinator Garden

By Sean Flynn

monarch caterpillarsThe Hanahan Butterly and Pollinater Garden located at the Hanahan Public Library has a variety of plants that attract butterflies and pollinators. Clemson Extension's Terasa Lott talks with Keep Hanahan Beautiful volunteer Kathy Stone about their plant selection and the various butterflies they attract. In addition, they talk about a rain garden installed in the garden by Clemson Extension and the Ashley Cooper Stormwater Education Consortium.

How To Create Pine Cone Zinnias

By Sean Flynn

Pine Cone ZinniasUsing pine cones to create zinnias is a fun and easy craft that can be used in a number of decorations. Rebecca Turk, Director of Education and Events at Moore Farms Botanical Garden, visits us at Making It Grow and shows Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty how fun and simple it is to create the zinnias and how to use them to make a wreath. Rebecca also shares other examples on how they can be used.

Roses Unlimited

By Sean Flynn

RosesClemson Extension Agent and Host of "Making It Grow" Amanda McNulty, travels to Laurens, SC and Roses Unlimited. Here, owners Pat Henry and Bill Paterson have been growing roses for over 30 years and now have over 1,200 varieties. In addition, they are always willing to give advice and sugguestions on roses whether you are a novice or an expert.

Plants Waking Up for Spring

By Sean Flynn

Mountain Snow PierisLori 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 florida 'Aurea', Blue Velvet St. John's Wort, Rhododendron austrinum and Little Twist Fuji Cherry.

Aiken Young Farmers Agribusiness Association

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 teacher Gloria Wade about the projects and goals of their class. We also see the class in action as they are propagating and growing plants for an upcoming event.

How To Propagate Your Plants

By Sean Flynn

Propagated PlantsChase 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.

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

By Sean Flynn

Clemson LaboratoryOn “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 The Clemson University Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic (formally the Plant Problem Clinic). The HGIC provides information on landscaping, gardening, plant health, household pests, food safety and preservation, nutrition, physical activity and health via a toll-free line and a searchable database of factsheets. The Clemson...

Agape Chocolates

By Sean Flynn

Agape ChocolatesOur special guests for this "Making It Grow" episode were Suzy Ellison from the South Carolina Department of Agriculture's South Carolina Specialty Food Association and James Stefanakos of Agape Chocolates in Graniteville, SC. James not only creates varieties of chocolates with local products, but also works diligently with Harvest Hope Food Bank to provide children at-risk of hunger nutritious meals for the weekend.

Color for Winter Containers

By Sean Flynn

PrimulaIt may be winter, but that doesn't mean you can still have color! Daniel Gravano of Gravano Farms in Ruffin, SC has a wholesale operation providing plants to nurseries and garden centers in South Carolina. We enjoyed seeing the varieties of Ranunculus, Calibrachoa, Primula, Stock, Pot Carnation, Bacopa and Creeping Jenny he brought to "Making It Grow"

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