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.

Eggplant

Eggplant (Solanum melongena) is a warm-season vegetable that typically has a long growing season and grows slowly during cool periods.

Apples

What is your favorite apple variety? Many consumers are fans of the ‘Honeycrisp’ because they desire a red apple with a combination of crunch and sweet.

Paw Paws

Pawpaw (Asimina trilobal) is the largest edible tree fruit native to the United States. Pawpaws are understory trees or thicket-shrubs that grow in deep, rich fertile soils near river-bottoms.

Lace Bugs

Azalea lace bugs can be very destructive pests. They have piercing-sucking mouth parts in both nymph and adult life stages.

Luna Moth

The Luna moth (Actias luna) is one of the most stunning moths found in North America.

Mosquitos

Did you know there are at least 61 different species of mosquitos in South Carolina?

Indian Pink

Indian pink (Spigelia marilandica), is a native herbaceous perennial that occurs naturally in South Carolina.

Dogfennel

Dogfennel (Eupatorium capillifolium) is native to North American and can be a tall annual or short-lived perennial. Dogfennel has densely hairy stems that come from a woody crown.

Wasps

Do you think wasps are eating your outdoor wooden furniture or structure?

Asian Longhorned Beetle

The Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) is originally from China and the Koreas. It is a large 1 to 1 1/2” long beetle that is black with white spots, long black and white striped antennae, and bluish feet.