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October Week 2 Plants

Travels to the California Redwoods and Crater Lake Oregon. Redwood National Forest Notice the size of the tree and the height of the ferns in relation to the person. Barbara H. Smith, ©2018 HGIC,...

Prepare Houseplants to Move Back Inside

There are several tropical plant species that are susceptible to chill injury at temperatures at or below 50°F. So, make plans now to start moving them back indoors. It is best to move plants...

Floods, Termites & Termite Treatments

In the last few years, the United States has experienced massive flooding events from storms and hurricanes including Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and in the Carolina’s, Matthew and Florence. We...

October Week 1 Plants

October has arrived welcoming the beauty of fall flowers and pumpkins. Hildago Roseleaf Sage (Salvia involucrata 'Hildago') Barbara H. Smith, ©2018 HGIC, Clemson Extension Ryan's Daisy Mum...

September Week 4 Plants

Fall is here but cooler temperatures have not arrived. With the warmer weather, insects and animals are still active and late summer flowers are still blooming. Indian Strawberry (Duchesnea indica)...

Plant a Cover Crop

Do not let your garden soil go fallow through the winter. Plant a cover crop or a mix of cover crops for their multiple benefits to your soil. Cover crops are an important part of any rotational...

Canning Apples

Looking for something different to do with fresh harvested apples this year? Spice up your pantry with perfectly beautiful canned Spiced Apple Rings. It’s pretty easy and a fun way to make the most...

NICH: An Organization that helps Consumer Horticulture find its niche

If you’re a member of one of the 84 million households in the U.S. who’s actively engaged in gardening and landscaping activities, I encourage you to become a member of NICH (rhymes with pitch): the National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture. The term Consumer Horticulture may appear foreign to you, but it encompasses the wide range of “gardening” activities that occur indoors and out,...

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