Category: The Garden Spot

A gardening column by Callen Outen, Consumer Horticulturist for Clemson Extension Service

Soil Testing Is Helpful Tool

Soil tests are used to determine the amount of essential nutrients in the soil needed for plant growth.

Cactus: A Popular Houseplant

Thanksgiving cactus (Schlumbergera truncata) and Christmas ceactus (Schlumbergera bridgesil) are very popular fall and winter flowering houseplants.

Amaryllis Are A Favorite Living Holiday Decoration

Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) are a favorite living holiday decoration that are easy to bloom indoors.

Poinsettias Are Most Popular Flowering Plant Sold In U.S.

Poinsettias are the most popular flowering plant sold in the United States with more than 70 million sold each year.

Florist’s Cyclamen Slowly Gains Popularity

Florist’s cyclamen (Cyclamen persicum) was introduced in Western Europe in the early 17th century and has slowly gained popularity in the United States.

Information Provided On Spring Bulbs

What is a bulb? Most people refer to plants that have an underground storage structure as a bulb, but only some of the plants we commonly call bulbs are actually bulbs.

Mulching Is Important For Maintaining Healthy Plants

Mulching is important for maintaining healthy plants in your landscape.