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Green Steps Schools - Catawba Trail Elementary

June 3, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Catawba Trail Elementary

Keep the Midlands Beautiful, Sonoco Recycling, and DHEC’s Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling established Green Steps Schools in 2003 as part of South Carolina’s “Resource Conservation Challenge.” This environmental education initiative encourages individual...

Spanish Bayonet

May 30, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Alfred Turner
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Credit SC Public Radio Hello Gardeners, I'm Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Like Yucca aloifolia, Spanish Bayonet, the plant called Spanish Dagger, Yucca gloriosa, also is native only to the lower southeastern states. Although it has a similar...

“Making it Grow” wins two Telly awards

May 23, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow
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COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) today announced that “Making it Grow,” the network’s weekly, live-interactive television program about gardening received two Telly awards when the list of winners was released on Monday. The show’s prescribed...

Green Steps Schools

May 17, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Green Steps Schools

Clemson Water Resources Agent Katie Altman brings in Education Specialist from Sonoco Recycling Jane Hiller and teacher Victoria Pasco from Catawba Trail Elementary School in Elgin, SC to talk about the Green Steps Schools program. This environmental education initiative,...

Roses in Bloom

May 11, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Alfred Turner
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . A rose I thought was native that’s blooming now, I’ve always heard it called Cherokee Rose. Now I find out that this single white, high climbing rose, with the scientific name Rosa laevigata, is...

Rose Chores

May 8, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Alfred Turner
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . One of my favorite visits last year was to Pat Henry’s beautiful home in Laurens. You can see this segment by searching Making It Grow/ YouTube/Pat Henry’s Rose Garden. Because of vole pressure...

Growing Roses with Minimal Pesticide Use

May 6, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Last year, team Making It Grow visited Pat Henry up near Laurens, SC. Pat is a world-renowned rosarian and partner at Roses Unlimited. She maintains a beautiful yard devoted to a half dozen...

SC Plants for Spring Gardens

May 2, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Mill Creek Greenhouses

Lori Watson from Mill Creek Greenhouses in Columbia, SC visits us at "Making It Grow" and shares some of her favorite plants for Spring!

The SC Longleaf Common Garden Project

April 29, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Clemson Sandhills Garden

Clemson Extension Agent and Host of "Making It Grow" visits with Clemson Extension Agent TJ Savereno at the South Carolina Longleaf Common Garden located at the Sandhills Clemson Research and Education Center. This garden project is focused on a variety of native plants...

The Sumter Farmers Market

April 25, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Sumter Farmers Market

The Sumter Farmers Market is open from April 5 to November 22 from 1pm to 6pm on the campus of University of South Carolina Sumter!

Chickasaw Plum for Wildlife

April 13, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Alfred Turner
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . I’ve been noticing Chickasaw plums on my drive to Sumter recently. I see them on the dry, open woodlands as I drive down towards the Wateree flood plain. They’re modest in size, open and twiggy...

The Pros and Cons of Black Cherry and Cherry Laurel

April 11, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Both Prunus serotina, black cherry, and Prunus caroliniana , cherry laurel, contain prussic acid, cyanide, and the wilted leaves especially are harmful to horses and cattle. If you crush the...

Soft Shell Crabs

April 5, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Craig Ness
“Making It Grow” taped a segment at Hudson’s Resturaunt in Hilton Head, SC. Host and Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty talk

Making It Grow taped a segment at Hudson’s Resturaunt in Hilton Head, S.C. Host and Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty talked with owner Andrew Carmines about their soft shell crabs and also their oyster operation. In the spring, Hudson’s has a soft shell crab shedding...

Tent Caterpillars and Black Cherry Trees

April 5, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Alfred Turner
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Our native black cherry, Prunus serotina , is usually defaced this time of year by a large web of silk that houses several hundred leaf-eating Eastern tent caterpillars. If you can reach the web...

Black Cherry Wood

April 4, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Alfred Turner
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . The wood that comes from our native black cherry tree, Prunus serotina , is the most prized in the forestry/timber industry. The wood has the beautiful deep red color valued by furniture makers...

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