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Making More: Propagation by Cuttings

Summer is the perfect time of the year to propagate perennials, shrubs, and trees by stem cuttings. The primary benefit of cuttings is that all offspring are clones, retaining the same genetic...

Lime and Mint Infused Watermelon Sorbet

Warm summer temperatures are here, and sweet South Carolina watermelons will be ripe for harvest soon. If you are looking for a refreshing summer dessert that’s easy to make and full of flavor, then...

Water Use in South Carolina

Our South Carolina water resources help producers grow the crops we eat, supply drinking water when we turn on the tap, and support industry and our outdoor lifestyle. It is important to recognize...

Salsa, Pico de Gallo Style

Fresh South Carolina tomatoes harvested in the summer months are true delicacies. They really are at their best with bare minimum preparation. A Pico de Gallo style salsa combines ingredients that...

Azalea Lace Bugs

Azalea lace bugs can be a very destructive pest in home landscapes. Lace bugs feed with piercing-sucking mouthparts during both the nymph and adult life stages. The resulting damage appears as a...

Berry Topped Cheesecake Bites

Fresh berries taste great straight off the bush; however, sometimes we just need variety. The following recipe for cheesecake bites makes an exciting base for berries of all sorts. They are no-bake,...

Butterfly Weed

Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) is a beautiful native wildflower that is an excellent source of pollen and nectar for beneficial pollinating insects. The genus name Asclepias is derived from the...

Meet Your Stormwater Pond

Hi, there. I am your neighborhood stormwater pond. You might call me by a different name, maybe lagoon, lake, or fishing pond, but chances are if you live in a community with a pond, it’s me, your...

May Week 4 Garden Photos

The beauty and diversity of Japanese Maples. Crimson Queen (Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Crimson Queen') Barbara H. Smith, ©2020 HGIC, Clemson University Peaches and Cream (Acer palmatum 'Peaches...

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