Category: The Garden Spot

Looking for gardening tips and information? Callen Outen, Consumer Horticulturist for the Dillon County Clemson Extension Service, answers all your questions on various gardening topics in The Garden Spot.

Planting Deer Resistant Fall Bulbs

Tired of deer eating your plants? Deer love to eat tulips and lilies. It’s almost like there is a neon sign saying “Eat Here!” Consider planting these deer resistant bulbs this fall that will be very attractive and provide you with beautiful spring color.

Blueberry Plants

Blueberry plants are often neglected after all the blueberries have been harvested.

Tea Olives

Tea olives (Osmanthus species) are a highly fragrant evergreen shrub or small tree that makes them ideal for planting hear windows and outdoor living areas.

Chinese Pistache

The Chinese pistache (Pistacia chinensis) is an excellent medium-sized landscape tree that is suitable for planting in South Carolina.

Dividing Perennials

Dividing and replanting keeps spreading perennials under control. …Dividing perennials is very easy and inexpensive way to gain additional plants for your garden or to pass along to a friend.

Winterizing Lawns

Preparing your lawn for colder weather may be the last thing on your mind right now. But, now is the time to start preparing your lawn for those colder temperatures.

Cover Crops

Cover crops or “green manures” are not harvested, but instead contribute to soil improvement where they are planted.

Crimson Clover

Crimson clover (Trifolium incarnatum) is an annual and is well adapted to the warm climates of South Carolina.

Fall Webworms

There are two caterpillars in our region, the eastern tent caterpillar and the fall webworm.

Attracting Butterflies To Your Yard

Attracting butterflies to your yard can be a simple task. Utilizing adult nectar sources and larval (caterpillar) host plants are key.