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Fall Webworms

HGIC is receiving numerous calls about “spider-looking” webs on the ends of tree branches. The culprits are fall webworms (Hyphantria cunea). The webs are filled with 1 inch long caterpillars with a...

Majestic Hemlocks

Ten species of hemlock tree exist worldwide, with four of those species native to North America (NA). The eastern United States is home to two of the native NA species, Canadian or eastern hemlock...

September Week 2 Garden Photos

Walk around the fall garden to see interesting plant seeds. Money or Silver Dollar Plant (Lunaria annua) Barbara H. Smith, ©2019 HGIC, Clemson Extension Fuller's Teasel (Dipsacus fallonum) Barbara...

Old Fashioned Garden Mums

Everyone is familiar with the potted greenhouse mums offered at many garden centers that end up in the trash after the flowers fade, but are you acquainted with old-fashioned garden mums? These...

Lasagna Gardening

Lasagna gardening is simple and elegant, similar to the pasta dish it’s named for. This gardening method doesn’t require any digging or tilling and turns kitchen scraps, yard waste, and newspapers...

Winterizing Lawns

It’s August, and we’ve been dealing with high temperatures and droughts, so obviously the last thing that homeowners are thinking about is preparing lawns for colder weather. Yes, colder weather is...

Crimson Red Clover

One of my favorite August gardening joys is sowing crimson red clover (Trifolium incarnatum) seeds up and down my driveway. I look forward to the bright crimson red flower show in the spring. Late...

South Carolina Apples

The Upstate is one of the few places in South Carolina with the right climate and soil conditions to grow productive apples trees. While the actual trees can be grown in most any part of the state,...

Tromboncino Squash

Like most home vegetable gardeners, I have fought squash vine borers for years. These frustrating pests of summer squash (Cucurbita pepo) often knock out yellow squash and zucchini in my Upstate...

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