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Roses in Bloom

May 11, 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 . A rose I thought was native that’s blooming now, I’ve always heard it called Cherokee Rose. Now I find out that this single white, high climbing rose, with the scientific name Rosa laevigata, is...

Rose Chores

May 8, 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 . One of my favorite visits last year was to Pat Henry’s beautiful home in Laurens. You can see this segment by searching Making It Grow/ YouTube/Pat Henry’s Rose Garden. Because of vole pressure...

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...

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...

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...

All About Dandelions

February 2, 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 common name dandelion is derived from the French phrase d ent de lion – lion’s tooth, referring to the deeply serrated leaves of some species, including the one we most commonly see –...

Loquats Important to Honeybees

January 18, 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 was outside cutting magnolia to make a Christmas wreath and stopped to admire the flowers on one of my loquat trees. Loquat has a melodious scientific name, Eriobotrya japonica, and is...

Camellias are Great for Pollinators

January 16, 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 . There is a huge push to grow native plants in an effort to help pollinators. But don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater – some of our most beloved non-natives are important food sources,...

Chesness Harvin's Cabbage

August 15, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Libby Dallis
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Clemson Extension Agent and host of Making It Grow Amanda McNulty talks with elementary student Chesness Harvin about her very large cabbage that she began growing as a school project.

A Bittersweet Goodbye | Endowment Intern Raven

July 20, 2018 - Posted in ETV Endowment Interns by Raven Furber
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As I wrap up my time as an ETV Endowment intern, I can easily say that I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything. Within the past two years, I’ve had two different experiences with SCETV. Both have been amazing. This time around, I was able to develop a different set of...

Wasps and Hornets Don't Collect Pollen

March 24, 2018 - 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 . Bees and wasps and hornets are in the same family, Hymenoptera, but have certain differences. In all cases, only the females can sting, as the egg-laying ovipositor also...

Ground Nesting Bees Can't Sting

March 23, 2018 - 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 solitary, ground nesting bees that emerge as adults in the spring often cause alarm to people who don’t understand their behavior. Although there may be a hundred...

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