Making it Grow

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 T. 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...

The Value of Black Cherry Trees

April 3, 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 . Prunus serotina, black cherry, is our most important and largest native cherry tree in North America. It has a huge range, from the middle of Canada to Florida, over to Texas and Arizona and...

Southern Heritage Crops

March 25, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Southern Heritage Crops

To learn more about Southern heritage Crops, Clemson Extension Agent and Host of "Making It Grow" Amanda McNulty travels to Charleston, SC and the home of award winning author, chef and TV host Nathalie Dupree. Here, Chef Kristian Niemi joins the conversation and also...

Sweet and Sour Collards

March 6, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Sweet and Sour Collards

Jessica Shillato, Executive Chef/Owner of Spotted Salamander Catering in Columbia, SC, visited us at "Making It Grow" and shared with us her recipe for Sweet and Sour Collards. Chef Shillato is also selected as a 2019 South Carolina Chef Ambassador to help promote local...

Winter Flower Arrangements

March 4, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Winter Flower Arrangements

Katie Dickson of Moore Farms Botanical Garden has transformed the downtown horticulture of Lake City from boring to dramatically engaging. She brings material she gathered after freezing temperatures to give us ideas on how we can plan our winter garden to provide material...

Botanical Valentine Treats

March 2, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Botanical Valentine Treats

For Valentines’ Day, Education Program Coordinator Allison Jones from the SC Botanical Garden visited the "Making It Grow" kitchen to show us how to make special Valentine treats along with some young helpers. The first one involved decorating sugar cookies with edible...

Cinnamon-Honey Granola Bars

March 1, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Cinnamon-Honey Granola Bars

Clemson Extension Health Agents Shana Madden and Danielle McFall share facts about cinnamon being used as a dietary supplement. They also answer questions about this spice as how it may or may not relate to diabetes and lowering blood sugar. In addition, they show us how to...

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