Holidays

How to make "Botanical Eggs"

April 8, 2020 - Posted in Home by Sean Flynn
Botanial Eggs

Allison Jones from the South Carolina Botanical Garden shares with us at "Making It Grow" how to use onion skins and purple cabbage along with materials from your yard to decorate eggs! Botanical Eggs 1. Making Dye: Materials: Eggs (Boiled or raw, for blowing out later; If...

Victorian Christmas at Historic Columbia

November 29, 2019 - Posted in Home by Sean Flynn
Victorian Christmas

"Making It Grow" toured Historic Columbia to see the variety of holiday decorations and experience past traditions at the Robert Mills House  and the  Hampton-Preston Mansion. Reservations are available for those wanting to tour and for those that visit, tour guides will...

Botanical Valentine Treats

March 2, 2019 - Posted in Home 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...

How to Make Charlotte Russe

December 21, 2018 - Posted in Home by Sean Flynn
Charlotte Russe

Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty shows her cousin, Leda Jackson, how to make Charlotte Russe.

Holiday Cactus

December 21, 2018 - Posted in Home by Sean Flynn
Holiday Cactus

Clemson Extension Agent Terasa Lott along with Lori Watson of Mill Creek Greenhouses show and discuss tips on caring for your Holiday Cactus.

Making Gourd Ornaments

December 21, 2018 - Posted in Home by Sean Flynn
Gourd Ornaments

Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty visits Morgan Edwards and the Cypress Gourd Patch and joins the group as they make garden gnome ornaments.

How to Make Wreaths

December 21, 2018 - Posted in Home by Sean Flynn
Wreath

Clemson Extension Agents Amanda McNulty and Tony Melton show how to make wreaths using a variety of plant material.

Poinsettias at Clemson University

December 21, 2018 - Posted in Home by Sean Flynn
Poinsettias

Clemson Extension Agent Chase Smoak visits with Clemson horticulture professor and researcher Dr. Jim Faust on the campus of Clemson University to learn more about Poinsettias.

Extra Greenery for Wreaths

December 21, 2018 - Posted in Home by Sean Flynn
Wreath with different plant material

Davis Sanders of South Pleasantburg Nursery visits "Making It Grow" to show many types of greenery that can be used in wreaths.

At Christmastime, M & Ms Reigns as South Carolina's Favorite Candy

December 20, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
And the winner is...

Candystore.com keeps an eye on the candy tastes of America, producing an interactive map of each state's favorite candies at various seasons of the year. At Christmas, many states' favorite is candy canes, others prefer reindeer corn or Hershey Kisses. According to the...

Mistletoe in Past Cultures

December 19, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Amanda McNulty
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Parasitic plants with the common name mistletoe occur almost worldwide and in many cultures were associated with myths and pagan religious rites. The Scottish anthropologist Sir James George...

Mistletoe: a Holiday History

December 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Amanda McNulty
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . While filming at Historic Columbia recently, I learned that it wasn’t until the 1850’s that British and American Christians began seriously decorating their homes for Christmas. Queen Victoria’s...

A Special Governor's Mansion Holiday Tour

December 12, 2018 - Posted in Local by Aimee Crouch
Christmas tree

Since 1981, the Columbia Garden Club has been decorating the South Carolina Governor's Mansion. Each year the theme changes, but the decorations are always fresh and beautiful. We take a tour of this year's festive decorations, with an appearance from a special guest., the...

Hanukkah: Lighting the Darkness

December 3, 2018 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Menorah lights for Hanukkah

Rabbi Hesh Epstein of the Chabad of South Carolina explains Hanukkah and why this festival of lights is so important to the Jewish faith. Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that lasts for eight nights and days. It starts on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar...

Wynton Marsalis Jazzes Up the Holidays

November 28, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performs holiday classics with a jazz twist

Ask Wynton Marsalis to name his favorite holiday song and he might tell you, “The Christmas Song” by Mel Torme. Then he’ll likely explain it’s personal. When Marsalis first moved to New York, he played in a show with Torme. He was 18 years-old. “The contractor thought I was...

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