Gardening

Best Practices for Planting a Tree

July 21, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Making It Grow Minute

Credit SC Public Radio Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Mulching trees is the best thing you can after you’ve planted them properly; some research shows it can double the rate of growth for newly established trees. A good tip...

Using Beautyberry in Floral Arrangements

July 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Making It Grow Minute

Credit SC Public Radio Hello Gardeners, I'm Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . For many years Ruthie Lacey and I decorated for parties. I was charged with bringing stuff you couldn't order, things gathered from the wild that added more variety and...

Asian Inspired Garden

July 10, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Koi Pond

Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty travels to Greenville, SC to the Asian inspired garden of Bob Smith. Amanda talks with Bob about the plant material, décor and also about his two Koi ponds. In addition, Bob talks about how Clemson’s Aquaculture and Fisheries...

The National Park Service's Exotic Plants Management Teams

May 23, 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 National Park Service staff wear a variety of hats. One responsibility that we might not think of is keeping invasive species at bay in what are described as some of the most iconic and...

The Dwarf Crested Iris

May 19, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Making It Grow Minute

Credit SC Public Radio Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . One of the native irises that I found listed in the AC Moore Herbarium’s SC Plant Atlas is Iris cristata – dwarf crested iris. The Herbarium map shows its having been...

The Tulip Tree

May 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A Tulip Tree in flower.

One common name for this tree is "Tulip Poplar." However, it is not in the poplar family, but in the magnolia.

Mayewood Middle School Junior Master Gardeners

May 2, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Junior Master Gardeners

Joining us on "Making It Grow" are students from Mayewood Middle School in Sumter, SC. They are part of the Junior Master Gardener Program that introduces young gardeners to the art and science of gardening and helps them develop leadership and life skills to become good...

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...

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.

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...

More on Pollinating Pawpaws

March 31, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Amanda McNulty
Male Pawpaw blossoms.

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . At the Musser Farm at Clemson we filmed a segment on their pawpaw orchard. Search Making It Grow Youtube Pawpaw and see our interview featuring fruit specialist Dr. Greg Reighard. This orchard...

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...

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