2015 AMGA Scholarships Awarded

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The Aiken Master Gardener Association recently awarded two scholarships of $1000 each to seniors at two local high schools. Kelly Coons was presented the award by Liz Benton at the recent Aiken High School FFA Banquet. Kelly plans to attend … Read More

Black spot of Roses – A brief discussion and related references and links for selecting dis-ease resistant roses for your garden. MT Kingsley, Ph.D.

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Black spot of rose is an ascomyte fungal disease caused by the pathogen Marssonina rosae (Mr, the imperfect or asexual stage / Diplocarpon rosae (Dr) is the sexual stage). This pathogen is likely the most serious and common disease of … Read More

Longleaf pine, a wonderful giving tree Article by Sandy Randall, Photos by Chris Randall (Originally published in the Aiken Standard on December 28, 2014)

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The week between Christmas and New Year’s is a time we like to sit down together, quietly reflect on the past year and make plans for the coming year. Because our gardens add so much to our lives, planning for … Read More

Where have all the flowers gone? by Bill Hayes(March 2013)

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Many of the recent calls to the Clemson Extension office have been about our cool to cold spring. It certainly has been a different start than last year. One of the first trees to bloom is the Bradford Pear. Last … Read More

The Silent Spring Revisited by Bill hayes(April 2013)

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In 1962, author Rachel Carson wrote a series of articles that warned the public of the dangers of using common garden and household chemicals. Her arguments are still debated today and like any point of view, there are two sides … Read More

What a Difference a Year Makes by Bill Hayes (May 2013)

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Gardeners spend much of their time talking about the weather. Flowers, grass and crops thrive or fail based on the proper amount of rain and sun and the gardener keeps an eye on both. The differences in the weather vary … Read More

October Lunchbox Is Your Yard a CarolinaYard Handout

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The hand out from today’s Lunch Box Lecture “Is Your Yard a CarolinaYard?” by Katie Giacalone? http://www.clemson.edu/extension/natural_resources/water/carolina_yards/

July Lunch Box “Controlling Pests Safely” presented by George Montgomery

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Here are handouts and references from the July Lunch Box “Controlling Pests Safely” presented by George Montgomery. I have attached a copy of George Montgomery’s hand out for the July Lunch Box(PRINCIPLES FOR INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT).  George also handed out … Read More

Those beautiful Crape, (Crepe) Myrtles by Bill Hayes 6-30-12

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Those beautiful crape myrtles are in bloom again. The many varieties bloom at different times and provide magnificent color almost to our first frost. But, is it ”crape” or “crepe” myrtle? I guess it depends on how your parents or … Read More

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