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How to Make Wreaths

By Sean Flynn

Wreath

Clemson Extension Agents Amanda McNulty and Tony Melton show how to make wreaths using a variety of plant material.

Poinsettias at Clemson University

By Sean Flynn

Poinsettias

Clemson Extension Agent Chase Smoak visits with Clemson horticulture professor and researcher Dr. Jim Faust on the campus of Clemson University to learn more about Poinsettias.

Extra Greenery for Wreaths

By Sean Flynn

Wreath with different plant material

Davis Sanders of South Pleasantburg Nursery visits "Making It Grow" to show many types of greenery that can be used in wreaths. 

Mistletoe Reproduction

By Alfred Turner

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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. Our Eastern American mistletoe has the scientific name Phoradendron leucarpum. The first name comes from Greek words – phor meaning thief and dendron meaning tree – and it is parasitic -- taking nutrients from the host tree.

Mistletoe in Past Cultures

By Amanda McNulty

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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. Parasitic plants with the common name mistletoe occur almost worldwide and in many cultures were associated with myths and pagan religious rites. The Scottish anthropologist Sir James George Frazer wrote a comparative study of mythology and religion. In his book The Golden Bough which is one of the common names for mistletoe, he wrote extensively about the European mistletoe, Viscum album.

Mistletoe: a Holiday History

By Amanda McNulty

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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. While filming at Historic Columbia recently, I learned that it wasn’t until the 1850’s that British and American Christians began seriously decorating their homes for Christmas. Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, brought his Germanic holiday traditions to England. Along with decorating a tree came the custom of hanging mistletoe over a doorway.

Prescribed Burn

By Sean Flynn

Prescribed Burn

Prescribed burning is an important part of forest management. To learn more, Clemson Extension Agent and host of "Making It Grow" Amanda McNulty visits The Clemson University Sandhill Research and Education Center where they were conducting prescribed burns.

Christmas at the SC Governor's Mansion

Governor's Mansion Christmas Tree

"Making It Grow" Host and Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty visits The SC Governor's Mansion and talks with The First Lady of SC, Peggy McMaster about their Christmas decorations and the tours available for visitors. The Columbia Garden Club decorates the Mansion each year and also uses ornaments designed by South Carolina artists for the Christmas Tree.

Flowers Forever & Bellabeads

By Libby Dallis

Flowers Forever & Bellabeads

Clemson Extension agent and host Amanda McNulty visits Flowers Forever & Bellabeads in Columbia, S.C. and talks with owner Cristina Segarra. We see first-hand how they preserve flowers by creating memorial jewelry, and also pressed and freeze-dried floral designs.

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