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September Week 4 Garden Photos

Silver City, New Mexico~Interesting plants, critters, and architecture. Cow's Tongue Cactus (Opuntia engelmannii var. linguiformis) Barbara H. Smith, ©2019 HGIC, Clemson Extension Tarantula Barbara...

Late Season Blueberry Plants Management

After the blueberry harvest is over in the home berry patch, we often neglect late season care for our plants. Consistent care over the entire growing season will improve the chances of a good crop...

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

The hemlock woolly adelgid, or HWA, is a small invasive insect that is killing eastern and Carolina hemlock trees in eastern North America. This article will cover the biology of this pest, the...

Healthy Tips – Carrots

Did you know? Carrots are not always orange and can also be found in purple, white, red or yellow. Carrots were the first vegetable to be canned commercially. Choose well-shaped, smooth, firm, crisp...

Weed of the Month: Crabgrass

It’s late summer and crabgrass weeds have invaded some lawns. Unfortunately, crabgrass is very difficult to control with most herbicides once it develops a few tillers or branches. There are several...

Fall Webworms

HGIC is receiving numerous calls about “spider-looking” webs on the ends of tree branches. The culprits are fall webworms (Hyphantria cunea). The webs are filled with 1 inch long caterpillars with a...

Healthy Tips – Asparagus

Did you know? Asparagus is known for its unique, savory taste and is a good source of folate, vitamin K, iron, and fiber. This makes it valuable during pregnancy and means it can contribute to heart...

Majestic Hemlocks

Ten species of hemlock tree exist worldwide, with four of those species native to North America (NA). The eastern United States is home to two of the native NA species, Canadian or eastern hemlock...

September Week 2 Garden Photos

Walk around the fall garden to see interesting plant seeds. Money or Silver Dollar Plant (Lunaria annua) Barbara H. Smith, ©2019 HGIC, Clemson Extension Fuller's Teasel (Dipsacus fallonum) Barbara...

Preserving Figs

Do you have a fig tree? A friend with a fig tree? Or access to locally grown figs? If so, we have a great recipe on the Home & Garden Information Center website for making fig preserves! I made...

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