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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...

Fig Buttercup

Pretty yellow flowers? Check. Great for the landscape? No check! The fig buttercup, also known as the lesser celandine or pilewort, is a non-native plant from Europe and Northern Africa that has the...

National Spinach Day

March is typically filled with just about everything green, from St. Patrick’s Day to a great time to start planting your spring leafy vegetables. March 26th is National Spinach Day and is also one...

Indoor Plants for the Classroom

Growing plants in the classroom can provide a wealth of benefits for students and educators. Indoor plants have been linked to improved concentration and memory as well as a reduction in stress....

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...

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