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Southern Hills Lavender

April 30, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Lavender

Clemson Extension Agent Cory Tanner visits Southern Hills Lavender in Greer, SC. This lavender farm is open seasonally and offers a Upick in mid-May thru mid-June. They also offer classes, events, and bookings (school groups, garden groups and photographers) They even have...

City Planners Unwittingly Create a Haven for Gall Damage

April 27, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
Making It Grow Minute

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . History is filled with examples of municipalities choosing a favorite species for their main street trees to devastating results. Central Park In the early 1980’s was losing more than 100 elms...

Galls Used in Making Ink

April 25, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
Making It Grow Minute

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . While reading about galls, I found a reference to iron gall ink being used in ancient documents. One of the four copies of the Magna Carta, the one at the Lincoln Cathedral in England, is...

FoxPipe Farm - Hay and Pastures for Horses

April 23, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Horses

At FoxPipe Farm in Laurens, SC, Reed Edwards talks with Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty and host of "Making It Grow" about his hay and pasture practices for his horses. Reed tries to have something green and growing year round. On the hay fields he has fields of AU...

Fighting Spot Anthracnose in Dogwoods

April 20, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
Making It Grow Minute

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. The dreaded Dogwood anthracnose, Discula distructiva, is a death knoll for that loveliest of native trees. There is another disease called spot anthracnose caused by a different fungus that...

Cedar Leaf Farm - Pollinator Plot

April 16, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Pollinator Plot

Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty visits Cedar Leaf Farm in Chester, South Carolina and talks with 2012 South Carolina Tree Farmer of the Year Joanna Angle about her love of stewardship and all the plots in their 3.5 acre Pollinator Plot.

Cedar Leaf Farm - Solar Panels

April 16, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Cedar Leaf Farm

Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty visits Cedar Leaf Farm in Chester, South Carolina and talks with 2012 South Carolina Tree Farmer of the Year Dr. Bill Altman about the decision to use solar panels to heat and cool their 1850s house with the help of a seminar he...

Hanahan Butterfly & Pollinator Garden

April 9, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
monarch caterpillars

The Hanahan Butterly and Pollinater Garden located at the Hanahan Public Library has a variety of plants that attract butterflies and pollinators. Clemson Extension's Terasa Lott talks with Keep Hanahan Beautiful volunteer Kathy Stone about their plant selection and the...

How To Create Pine Cone Zinnias

April 2, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Pine Cone Zinnias

Using pine cones to create zinnias is a fun and easy craft that can be used in a number of decorations. Rebecca Turk, Director of Education and Events at Moore Farms Botanical Garden, visits us at Making It Grow and shows Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty how fun and...

Growing Pawpaws at Home

March 30, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Alfred Turner
A "hand" of Pawpaw fruit.

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . If you have a partially shady area you’d like to use to grow fruits, pawpaw is the plant for you. This native small tree naturally grows in woodlands receiving filtered sun although in full sun...

The Nutritious Pawpaw

March 29, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
Pawpaw fruit.

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Pawpaws and bananas both are soft fruits that lend themselves to being smushed up for smoothies, custards, and ice cream, and both are relatively high in carbohydrates. Pawpaws, however, come...

Polinating Pawpaws

March 28, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
Making It Grow Minute

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Many fruit crops need insects as pollinators. Peaches, apples, blueberries, and watermelons use different species of bees, sometime native and sometimes the Imported European Honeybee, to...

Roses Unlimited

March 26, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow 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...

Wasps and Hornets Don't Collect Pollen

March 24, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Alfred Turner
Making It Grow Minute

Credit SC Public Radio Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Bees and wasps and hornets are in the same family, Hymenoptera, but have certain differences. In all cases, only the females can sting, as the egg-laying ovipositor also...

Plants Waking Up for Spring

March 23, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow 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...

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