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Holiday Table Centerpiece

This year, more than ever, holiday traditions are important. One of my favorite traditions is making a centerpiece for my dining room table. Usually, this is a project I share with my grandchildren...

Creative Ideas for Holiday Decorating

Using freshly cut foliage for holiday decorations has been a family tradition for generations. Instead of using artificial greenery, brighten the holiday season by walking around your garden and...

Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard (Beta vulgaris) is a colorful and easy-to-grow leafy green. It is the same species as beet, but without the swollen root, and shares the same earthy flavor. The ruffled leaves have...

What is it? Wednesday

Imported Cabbageworm, Pieris rapae Identification: Velvety, green to bluish-green caterpillar with a narrow yellow dorsal line and a broken yellow line or spots running down each side. Life cycle:...

Colonial Inspired Apple Candle Holder

Decorating the house with fresh greenery and fruit is one of the oldest winter holiday traditions. Evergreens have been a part of winter festivals since ancient times. They are used to represent...

Uninvited Holiday Guests

The winter holidays are here, and you may have some unexpected and unwelcome guests. Firewood brought into homes is a classic route for some beetle and ant species to enter a structure. Cinara...

What is it? Wednesday

Pine Vole Feeding Damage There are 23 species of vole in North America. Two vole species are found in South Carolina: pine vole, Microtus pinetorum, and meadow vole, Microtus pennsylvanicus. General...

How to Make a Stunning Magnolia Wreath

Magnolias have long been a symbol of the South. Making a stunning magnolia leaf wreath for the holidays is both fun and easy. The leathery leaves hold up well without water. Choose magnolia leaves...

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