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The Importance of Using Locally Sourced Plants

December 9, 2017 - 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. When thinking about adding native plants to our yards, the Ladybird Johnson Wildlife Society and the US Forestry Department both encourage us to find locally sourced plants...

Linden Tree History

December 8, 2017 - 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. The genus Tilia, with the common name basswood, lime, or linden is found across the Northern hemisphere with the most species diversity in Asia. In Europe there are...

Uses for Basswood

December 7, 2017 - 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. Tilia americana has the common names of linden or basswood. Basswood, b a s s is a corruption of bast – b a s t. Bast is the fibers from the phloem of woody plants, the outer layer of the...

Tilia Americana

December 6, 2017 - 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 . The genus Tilia sometimes has lots of species associated with it, but the AC Moore Herbarium’s SC Plant Atlas lists just one in South Carolina, Tilia americana with several subspecies following...

Trees That Bees Love

December 4, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
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Credit SC Public Radio Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . A group of us was talking recently about trees that buzz – that are so attractive to bees that you can hear them from under the canopy. Tilia americana, basswood or linden...

Viburnums

November 20, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Viburnums

Davis Sanders from South Pleasantburg Nursery in Greenville, SC joins us at "Making It Grow" and shares with us a wide variety of Viburnums!

Pecans

November 20, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
pecan pie

Clemson Extension Food Safety and Nutrition Agent Rhonda Matthews joins us at "Making It Grow" and gives advice on storing and using pecans!

Persimmon Hill Hops

November 20, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Hops

Clemson Extension Agent Paul Thompson visits Persimmon Hill Hops in Smyrna, SC and talks with owner Larry Feller on how they grow, harvest and package hops.

Arrowwood Viburnum Is a Hearty Native Plant That Pollinators Love

November 18, 2017 - 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 . Davis Sander of South Pleasantburg Nursery came to the show recently with a collection of viburnums. One in particular caught my eye as it has great value for wildlife, especially pollinators...

Leatherleaf - a Native Plant for Polinators

November 17, 2017 - 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 . Durant Ashmore, although a landscape architect and nurseryman by trade, is a naturalist at heart. Recently he brought a native plant to Making It Grow that should be used more in home gardens as...

Early Bloomers for Pollinators

November 16, 2017 - 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 . Although fifty-five degrees feels pretty chilly to me, that’s the magic temperature as spring nears when some native bees and the European honeybees are out foraging for food – and a time when...

Red Maples

November 15, 2017 - 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 University of Georgia publication Pollination: Plants for Year-round Bee Forage begins its list of chronologically arranged pollinator-friendly plants with red maple, Acer rubrum . Red maples...

Plants for Year-Round Bee Forage

November 13, 2017 - 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 . As much fun as it is to plant showy annuals and herbaceous perennials to attract pollinators, a more sustainable path is to add woody plants to our landscapes that will...

Best Use of Native Plants for Pollinators

November 11, 2017 - 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 . Frequent Making It Grow guest Durant Ashmore reminds us that although native plants should be added to our landscape to support pollinators and other wildlife, they need to be judiciously woven...

Serviceberry Shrubs

November 10, 2017 - 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 . Long after I’m dead and gone, the serviceberry shrubs I’m planting in my pollinator pasture will be providing flowers for native pollinators and fruits for wildlife. Amelanchier is the genus,...

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