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Tilia Americana

December 6, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . The genus Tilia sometimes has lots of species associated with it, but the AC Moore Herbarium’s SC Plant Atlas lists just one in South Carolina, Tilia americana with several subspecies following...

Trees That Bees Love

December 4, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
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Credit SC Public Radio Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . A group of us was talking recently about trees that buzz – that are so attractive to bees that you can hear them from under the canopy. Tilia americana, basswood or linden...

Arrowwood Viburnum Is a Hearty Native Plant That Polinators Love

November 18, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Davis Sander of South Pleasantburg Nursery came to the show recently with a collection of viburnums. One in particular caught my eye as it has great value for wildlife, especially pollinators...

Early Bloomers for Polinators

November 16, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Although fifty-five degrees feels pretty chilly to me, that’s the magic temperature as spring nears when some native bees and the European honeybees are out foraging for food – and a time when...

Best Use of Native Plants for Polinators

November 11, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Frequent Making It Grow guest Durant Ashmore reminds us that although native plants should be added to our landscape to support pollinators and other wildlife, they need to be judiciously woven...

Serviceberry Shrubs

November 10, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making it Grow . Long after I’m dead and gone, the serviceberry shrubs I’m planting in my pollinator pasture will be providing flowers for native pollinators and fruits for wildlife. Amelanchier is the genus,...

Sassafras for Polinators

November 9, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . A plant usually seen as a large shrub that fits into a permanent native pollinator area is sassafras. It can become a large tree, but is most often seen as on edges of fields and roadsides in a...

Establishing a Bee Pasture

November 9, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Native pollinators are getting the respect they deserve now that the imported European honey bee populations are in decline. The University of Georgia has a fact sheet on pollination titled...

Goats are a Challenge as Livestock

October 21, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
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Credit SC Public Radio Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Goats are a special challenge for livestock producers because they’re so clever. Sheep are considered docile for a reason, you can put them in almost any enclosure and...

A Legume That is Good for Goats and Good for the Soil

October 20, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
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Credit SC Public Radio Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Sericea lespedeza is an imported perennial legume that can grow in a wide variety of soils. Since it’s a legume, it can change atmospheric nitrogen into a plant usable...

Keeping Goats Safe From Nematodes

October 19, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
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Credit SC Public Radio Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Goats and sheep are called small ruminants. Ruminants are animals with four-chambered stomachs, and they regurgitate partially digested food, called cud, and chew it more...

Controlling the European Hornet

October 14, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Like the Cicada Killer wasp, the large European Hornet also collects insects to feed its larvae, a beneficial habit, but sadly it has a destructive activity of girdling twigs. Removing the bark...

Man and Dog Attacked by... Hummingbird-Sized Wasp?

October 13, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . It sounds like a tabloid headline – man and dog frantically escape from huge flying wasp! But it’s a true story—I got an email from a gentleman saying that he and his dog was dive bombed by a...

Cicada Killer Wasps

October 12, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Recently, a Sumter County Master noticed silver dollar-sized holes in her yard with soil piled up at one end and wondered if it was a mole or vole burrow, but there weren’t any of the usual...

Eradicating Yellow Jackets Might Best Be Left to Professionals

October 11, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Unlike the European honey bee which can only sting once, Yellow jackets, which are far more aggressive, have a smooth stinger and can sting you over and over again. Most yellow jacket nests are...