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How to Make Charlotte Russe

By Sean Flynn

Charlotte Russe

Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty shows her cousin, Leda Jackson, how to make Charlotte Russe.

Holiday Cactus

By Sean Flynn

Holiday Cactus

Clemson Extension Agent Terasa Lott along with Lori Watson of Mill Creek Greenhouses show and discuss tips on caring for your Holiday Cactus.

Making Gourd Ornaments

By Sean Flynn

Gourd Ornaments

Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty visits Morgan Edwards and the Cypress Gourd Patch and joins the group as they make garden gnome ornaments.

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.

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