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March Week 3 Garden Photos

What’s blooming at the South Carolina Botanical Garden this week! Koreanspice Viburnum (Vibrunum carlesii 'Cayuga') Barbara H. Smith, ©2019 HGIC, Clemson Extension Woodland Tulip (Tulipa...

Trees & Stormwater

It is often said, “The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is today.” Trees enrich our lives in so many ways. They provide shade on a hot day, release oxygen, purify...

March Week 2 Garden Photos

A recent visit to the Daffodil Festival at the beautiful Gibbs Gardens in Ball Ground, Georgia. Daffodil Gardens There are 50 acres of over 20 million daffodil bulbs blooming during the Daffodil...

Poke Bowls – This Year’s Food Fad

Poke bowls, fish salads, originated in Hawaii and then became popular in California. The popularity of this dish has spread across the United States in 2018 and into 2019. According to Eater.com,...

Daffodils Herald the Coming of Spring

Although commonly known as daffodils, the term Narcissus is the correct genus name for these spring blooming bulbs. Narcissus species and hybrids come in a myriad of sizes, colors, and forms, and...

February Week 4 Garden Photos

Spring is slowly arriving, pushing winter out the door. Wake Robin (Trillium decipeins) Barbara H. Smith, ©2019 HGIC, Clemson Extension Winter Jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum) Barbara H. Smith, ©2019...

Narrowleaf Vetch, Common Vetch

Narrowleaf vetch (Vicia sativa) is a common winter annual weed in the legume family, and it fixes its own nitrogen from the atmosphere. This plant has been grown since Roman times for livestock...

Yellowbells – Harbingers of Spring

Forsythia is a genus of spring flowering shrubs that burst into bloom in early March before their leaves appear. However, they are best known by their common name of yellowbells. Yellowbells...

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