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.

Create Weekly Showcase on the SC Channel

By Ty Moody

Add a little New Orleans flavor to your Mardi Gras celebrations with back-to-back episodes of Kevin Belton’s cooking.Create marathons are now five-hour stacks each Friday, Saturday and Sunday, known as "Create Weekly Showcase." The Showcases repeat as double-stacked strips Sunday-Thursday featuring thematic, timely shows. Looking for recipes, click here . Upcoming Schedule Let the Good Times Roll! (February 21-27) Put a little New Orleans in your life with ten episodes of Kevin Belton’s cooking. From shrimp Po-boys to a complete gumbo fest, Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler! This Old House: Charleston (February 28-March 5) Watch the This Old House team transform two house in Charleston, SC: an 1840’s Single...

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.

Spanish Moss Trail

By Alfred Turner

Making It Grow logoHello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Making It Grow spent a lovely day in Beaufort recently learning about and filming portions of the Spanish Moss Trail. The Magnolia Rail Line began in the late 1800’s carrying freight for twenty miles to the Port of Port Royal. Both the port and railroad were decommissioned in the early 2000’s, the train right of way now belongs to Beaufort County and has become the Spanish Moss Trail. Almost halfway complete, the former rail bed is a twelve-foot-wide concrete path which skirts in backyards, across marshlands, and...

The Best Southern Maples for Fall Color

By Alfred Turner

Making It Grow logoHello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Trips to New England in the fall must be delightful – you get to wear a sweater in September, lobsters are plentiful and inexpensive, the woodlands are ablaze with color. The sugar maples that are native to that part of the word, Acer saccharum, not only give us maple syrup but reliably develop the red anthocyanin pigments as the rainfall and temperatures in those northern areas are usually just right for that process to occur. But down in the warmer southeast, our native maples, Red maple, Acer rubrum, are...