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Easter Ham Leftovers Make Great Ham Balls

Looking for a new recipe to help use up your leftover Easter ham? Move over egg salad sandwiches and ham casseroles, and let me introduce you to ham balls! If you have never heard of ham balls you...

April Week 4 Garden Photos

“Spring is nature’s way of saying, Let’s Party!” ~Robin Williams Don's Variegated Azalea (Rhododendron austrinum 'Don's Variegated') Barbara H. Smith, ©2019 HGIC, Clemson Extension Yellow Bird...

Weed of the Month – Red Sorrel

Red sorrel (Rumex acetosella) is a perennial weed that is easily identified by its red flowers and spade-shaped leaves. It is a member of the buckwheat family and native to Europe. The plant...

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...

Forget-Me-Nots

A few years ago a friend, who was a native Alaskan, gave us a seed packet of alpine forget-me-nots (Myosotis alpestris) that she purchased on a visit back to her home state. We really didn’t think...

Plantings for Pond Shorelines

Are eroding shorelines interrupting your picturesque pond view? Shoreline erosion can be a significant pond maintenance issue because it contributes to infill of ponds, water quality issues, and can...

Bulbs in the Landscape

Spring bulbs will soon fade, and the foliage of hardy summer bulbs will start to emerge. Even though it may be tempting, do not remove foliage from the faded spring bulbs that have past their prime....

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...

Elevated Gardening

Is the thought of preparing and planting an in-ground or raised bed garden becoming a little overwhelming this year? Is bending down to the ground getting a bit tough on the lower back these days?...

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...

Weed of the Month – Henbit

Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule) is a winter annual, broadleaf weed. It germinates in the fall and actively starts to grow in the cool spring weather when adequate soil moisture is present. Henbit is...

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