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Muhly Grass Mealybug

Muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris), sometimes known as sweetgrass, is a beautiful ornamental grass celebrated for its displays of pink, purple or white flowers in the late-summer and fall. Native...

Moss is Not the Boss

If you have large trees around your home, no doubt you have encountered the challenges of growing turfgrasses in the shade. Most of our southern warm-season turfgrasses, such as centipedegrass, need...

July Week 1 Garden Photos

Common vegetable insect pests, diseases, and disorders that affect South Carolina gardens. Tomato Fruitworm Damage Zachary Boone Snipes, ©2015 Clemson Extension Bacterial Leaf Spot on Tomato Zachary...

Pressure Canning

Every year we get the following question at the Home & Garden Information Center: “I canned my green beans in a water bath canner. Are they safe?” And when we say NO, we hear: “But my mother and...

Grow Tomatoes Vertically

If you have tried growing tomatoes in cages that often fall over when the plant gets large, or you are tired of keeping up with staking and tying tomatoes, then this might be a tip for you. I have...

Accessing Locally Grown Food

Buying and eating local foods can be great for your health and a great way to support your community. Studies point to many benefits of adding fresh unprocessed food into our diets and, as a bonus,...

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...

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