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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...

Old Fashioned Garden Mums

Everyone is familiar with the potted greenhouse mums offered at many garden centers that end up in the trash after the flowers fade, but are you acquainted with old-fashioned garden mums? These...

Healthy Tips – Sweet Potatoes

Did you know? The sweet potato is a starchy, sweet-tasting root vegetable. They have a thin, brown skin on the outside with colored flesh inside, typically orange in color, but other varieties are...

Winterizing Lawns

It’s August, and we’ve been dealing with high temperatures and droughts, so obviously the last thing that homeowners are thinking about is preparing lawns for colder weather. Yes, colder weather is...

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