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Annual Bluegrass Control

Annual bluegrass (Poa annua) is a cool-season, annual grass that spreads by seed. Annual bluegrass has a tufted habit with bright green leaf color and fine texture. It is native to Europe and is...

Pansies and Johnny-Jump-Ups

Pansies — and related Johnny-jump-ups — are charming, small, cool-weather flowers. They come in many colors, with a variety of markings and flower sizes. Height/Spread Pansies are compact, not more...

Preserving Pumpkin & Winter Squash

Cooking The easiest way to prepare the pulp of pumpkin or hard winter squash is to bake it in the oven. Wash the pumpkin or squash and cut in half crosswise. Remove its seeds and strings. Place the...

Apple Basics

Apple Information Always look for fresh-looking, firm apples with good color. Handle apples carefully to prevent bruises. Store apples in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Warm temperatures cause...

Broccoli

Planting Broccoli (Brassica oleracea, Italica Group) is a cool-season vegetable that can easily be grown in the home garden. The crop prefers average temperatures of 65 to 75 F and is best grown in...

Spinach

Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) is a hardy, cool-season crop that can be planted in early spring or fall throughout South Carolina. It can survive temperatures of 20 °F without injury, making it an...

Pecan Topped Pumpkin Bread

This Pecan Topped Pumpkin Bread is a must for your fall baking and pairs exceptionally well to any Thanksgiving menu! Want to give it an extra burst of sweetness? Then be sure to add those optional...

Managing Weeds in Fescue Lawns

Tall fescue, Festuca arundinacea, is a popular turfgrass grown in the mountains and upper piedmont areas of South Carolina. To keep it looking its best, weeds should be controlled through an...

Planting Deer Resistant Bulbs

Are you frustrated because Bambi dines on your plants? Lilies and tulips have neon dinner signs above them that say “Eat Here!” This fall, consider planting deer resistant bulbs that will put on a...

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...

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...

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