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By Alfred Turner

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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. This time of year I’m reminded of fixing flowers for the happy second marriage of a friend because I used a native and an imported flower that are flowering right now. Both of them seem to pop up overnight.

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October 2019 Schedule

Autumn Comfort
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Farm to School at Briggs Elementary

By Sean Flynn

Farm to School at Briggs Elementary

"Making It Grow" visits Briggs Elementary School in Florence, SC to learn more about Farm at Briggs. While holding chickens, Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty and teacher Jeff Murrie talk about the garden and its purpose. Amanda also talks to the students about what they have learned and what they have enjoyed about working in the garden. Mr. Murrie is also a graduate of Clemson Extension’s School Gardening for SC Educators which is a horticulture-based program designed to help SC educators grow successful school gardens to address childhood obesity and improve academic outcomes.

The McLeod Farms Corn Maze "Amazers"

By Sean Flynn

The McLeod Farms Corn Maze "Amazers"

Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty travels to McBee, SC and McLeod Farms and talks Spencer McLeod on how they grow and cut the corn to achieve the planned design in their corn maze. This year’s design is a super-hero theme called “Amazers”!

Examining a Root Ball

By Sean Flynn

Examining a Root Ball

Clemson Extension Agent Paul Thompson shares his tips with fellow Agent Amanda McNulty on how to examine a root ball at a nursery or garden center.

Pruning Boxwoods

By Alfred Turner

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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. Although older plantings of certain boxwoods naturally acquire a billowing, undulating cloud-like shape, certain popular pruning practices can immolate that effect in some formal highly-managed settings. By removing large branches and sections of individual plants and letting others grow into those spaces, a fascinating almost sculpture-like formation can result.

Fall is the Time to Plant Trees

By Alfred Turner

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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. Trees are considered the lungs of the planet – the byproduct of photosynthesis is life sustaining oxygen. They store carbon in their tissues and cool our summer temperatures by transpiration. The Arbor Day Foundation has a healtier earth goal that relies on yor adding trees to your community – Planting 100 million trees by 2022. The Arbor Day website has a hardiness zone site that shows the difference in hardiness zones from 1990 to 2006.

Using Cold Hardiness Zone Information

By Alfred Turner

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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. Fall, when it finally comes, is the best time to add new plants to your yard. The tags that are hanging off the branches of plants at your garden centers, or the information about plants offered online, give you the range of cold hardiness zones that plant can live in. Sometimes I search the Monrovia nursery pages as an easy place to get the zones where specific plants should grow well.

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