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Making the Most of Fall Pumpkin’s

Here’s a Halloween challenge for people who like to decorate with natural materials and don’t like waste. Cooking pumpkins make great fall decorations. They are smaller than typical...

October Week 3 Plants

Fall has finally arrived with cooler temperatures, beautiful fall flowers and seeds. Angel's Trumpet (Datura stramonium) Barbara H. Smith, ©2018 HGIC, Clemson Extension Groundsel (Baccharis...

Fruit Garden Sanitation and Preparation

With the arrival of October, there comes the end of hopefully a productive growing season. Gardeners should focus on practicing good sanitary practices to reduce the incidence of pest problems next...

Fall Colors Are Coming!

Every year people flock to the mountains or the local countryside to see the wondrous colors of fall. Personally, my favorites are the rarer, bright reds of maples and the golden yellows of...

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...

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