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.

Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina)

Nandina, also known as heavenly bamboo, (Nandina domestica) is an evergreen or semi-evergreen broadleaf shrub. It is a tough and durable plant in the landscape.

Mountain Mint

Mountain mint is an easy-to-grow perennial that flowers from July to August. It is also a magnet for many pollinators such as wasps, skippers, bees, and moths.

Wildflowers

Wildflowers are rising in popularity in gardens and landscape. They add beauty to any landscape as well as attracting forms of wildlife. Some wildflowers are ideal for cut or dried flower arrangements.

Pruning

Mid-February is the time to prune many plants, with one exception.

Bluegrass

Do you have a bright green, grassy weed in your lawn this month? It’s most likely annual bluegrass (Poa annua).

Lawn Burweed

Lawn burweed, also known as spurweed and stickerweed, can be painful when walking across the lawn.

Seed Germination

Do you have old seed packets that didn’t make it into the garden the last few years?

The Role Of Organic Matter In Soil

Organic matter is vital for healthy soil. The organic matter in soil aids in interactions between soil properties.

Cold-Damaged Plants

When temperatures drop down to freezing or below freezing, plants that are not adapted will die back to the ground or unfortunately die altogether.

What’s Causing Your Hay Fever?

What’s causing your hay fever? Unfortunately, goldenrods share their bloom time with the inconspicuous ragweeds.