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A Chef's Life Garners Emmy Nominations

By Glenn Rawls

Chef Vivian Howard

SCETV’s national presentation A Chef’s Life has garnered three Daytime Emmy® nominations.  The show has been nominated for Outstanding Culinary Program, Best Directing (Cynthia Hill), and Outstanding Culinary Host (Vivian Howard).  The awards will be announced April 29, 2018. A Chef’s Life has previously received a Peabody Award, director Hill has previously won an Emmy for this series.  The show airs Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. on SCETV and Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. on the South Carolina Channel.

Roses Unlimited

By Sean Flynn

Roses

Clemson 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 Pieris

Lori 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.

Ground Nesting Bees Can't Sting

By Alfred Turner

Making It Grow Minute

 

 

Credit SC Public Radio

 

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. The solitary, ground nesting bees that emerge as adults in the spring often cause alarm to people who don’t understand their behavior. Although there may be a hundred small holes in one area of well-drained, sparsely vegetated soil, the bees that exit those chambers with the arrival of spring have no social instinct to guard a  colony.

Types of Ground Nesting Bees

By Amanda McNulty

Making It Grow Minute

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. The small ground nesting bees fall into several categories – mining bees, orchard bees, or digger bees are among them,  and all are important pollinators. They are absolutely no threat to humans or pets – even though several hundred may construct their burrows in the same area, that’s because the ground conditions are perfect.

Ground Nesting Bees Are Not a Threat

By Amanda McNulty

Making It Grow Minute

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. Ground nesting bees have specific requirements for making the burrows in which they lay their eggs. They need soil that’s relatively dry and has little or no vegetation on it, you won’t find them in a healthy lawn. Although they’re solitary and are not making a hive, several hundred females may select the same site in which to construct their underground brood chambers, each filled with a supply of pollen and nectar for the developing young.

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.

Underground Bees

By Amanda McNulty

Making It Grow Minute

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. A student in our new master gardener training class brought a video taken on February the twelfth  showing of a large number of bees flying around small holes in her yard. What we were seeing  was one of the many types of ground nesting bees whose mothers last year found a patch of soil that was relatively dry and had sparse vegetation (i.e., not a lush, green lawn).

THIS OLD HOUSE CHARLESTON EPISODES TO PREMIERE THURSDAYS ON SCETV

By Glenn Rawls

Construction in Charleston

THIS OLD HOUSE®, the 18-time Emmy® Award-winning home improvement series, comes to Charleston for the second half of its 39th season with two different Charleston, South Carolina projects.  South Carolina ETV is adding a special nighttime broadcast just for the ten Charleston episodes, Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. beginning March 29 in addition to the show’s regular Saturday times (9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.)

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