Gardening

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 Education 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 Home 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...

Cedar Leaf Farm - Pollinator Plot

April 16, 2018 - Posted in Local 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 Home 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...

Roses Unlimited

March 26, 2018 - Posted in Home 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...

Poison Ivy is a Year-Round Threat of Misery

March 6, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
A three-left cluster is an easy way to spot poison ivy.

Poison ivy is a common plant in South Carolina that can make people miserable for weeks. Naturalist Rudy Mancke said the vine can both grow on the ground and can climb trees, which it likes to do. The itch and rash poison ivy (and its cousins, poison oak and the rarer...

The Home & Garden Information Center and The Plant & Pest Diagnostic Clinic

February 27, 2018 - Posted in Home by Sean Flynn
Clemson Laboratory

On “Making It Grow”, we always make references to the wealth of information Clemson has available for the citizens of the state. For our featured segment, we take a behind the scenes tour of two of these places – The Clemson Extension Home and Garden Information Center and...

Color for Winter Containers

February 8, 2018 - Posted in Home by Sean Flynn
Primula

It may be winter, but that doesn't mean you can still have color! Daniel Gravano of Gravano Farms in Ruffin, SC has a wholesale operation providing plants to nurseries and garden centers in South Carolina. We enjoyed seeing the varieties of Ranunculus, Calibrachoa, Primula...

Grafting Citrus Trees

January 17, 2018 - Posted in Home by Sean Flynn
Oranges

Stan McKenzie of McKenzie Farms in Scranton, SC joins us at "Making It Grow" and shows us how to graft citrus trees. On his farm, Stan grows over 40 varieties of cold hardy citrus. In the studio, Stan demonstrates with Clemson Extension Agent Tony Melton on how he grafts...

Poinsettias

December 13, 2017 - Posted in Home by Sean Flynn
Poinsettias

Clemson professor and poinsettia expert Dr. Jim Faust joins us at "Making It Grow" and shares tips on selecting and caring for poinsettias, as well as a little history about the plant and how it came to America. Dr. Faust also brought some new varieties and historical...

Viburnums

November 20, 2017 - Posted in Home 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!

South Carolina Native Plants

October 18, 2017 - Posted in Home by Sean Flynn
South Carolina Native Plants

Durant Ashmore of Durant Ashmore Landscape Nursery in Fountain Inn, SC shares some of his South Carolina Native Plants with Clemson Extension Agent and Host of "Making It Grow" Amanda McNulty.

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