Author: Barbara H. Smith

May Week 2 Garden Photos

Plan a visit to the beautiful South Carolina Botanical Garden in Clemson. Here’s what is blooming this week. Purple Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia purpurea) Barbara H. Smith, ©2019 HGIC, Clemson...

Praying Mantids

Do you have a favorite insect? One of mine is a praying mantid. All mantids are excellent hunters and get their name from their prayer-like hunting pose. They sit and wait for their meal to get...

May Week 1 Garden Photos

April showers bring May flowers! Tattoo™ Papaya Vinca (Catharanthus roseus 'Tattoo™ Papaya') Barbara H. Smith, ©2019 HGIC, Clemson Extension Sport of Copper Iris (Iris fulva) Barbara H. Smith, ©2019...

Interesting Summer Annuals

Tired of planting the same old marigolds, petunias, and begonias? Try some different annuals in your garden this year. Many provide pollen and nectar for pollinating insects and attract...

Earth Stars

Earth stars (Cryptanthus species) are different from most bromeliads. They are terrestrial which means they are grown in rich, organic soil. Cryptanthus means “hidden flower” in Greek because the...

April Week 1 Garden Photos

What’s blooming at the South Carolina Botanical Garden this week. Loblolly Pine Male Cones (Pinus taeda) Barbara H. Smith, ©2019 HGIC, Clemson Extension Loblolly Pine pollen explosion Barbara...

Bearded Iris

Bearded irises (Iris germanica) are some of the easiest and most beautiful perennials to include in your landscape. The name of this genus comes from Iris, the Greek goddess of the rainbow, because...

March Week 3 Garden Photos

What’s blooming at the South Carolina Botanical Garden this week! Koreanspice Viburnum (Vibrunum carlesii 'Cayuga') Barbara H. Smith, ©2019 HGIC, Clemson Extension Woodland Tulip (Tulipa...

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