Adaptive Gardening 5-21-12

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Hand out:  http://extension.oregonstate.edu/catalog/pdf/em/em8504-e.pdf Recommended reading: Gardening for a Lifetime by Sydney Eddison Container Gardening:  250 Designs and Step-by-Step Techniques by the Editors and Contributors to Fine Gardening Recommended websites: Clemson’s HGIC website E-answers.adec.edu About E-answers:  E-answers is a dynamic, online … Read More

Vegetables Suzanne Holmes 4-16-12

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Vegetable Gardening in Georgia http://www.caes.uga.edu/publications/pubDetail.cfm?pk_id=7817 Tomato Varieties:  Growth Habit and Disease Resistance http://www.aces.edu/~gloveta/documents/TomatoVarietiesupdated.pdf Planning a Garden in South Carolina (includes planting dates for different growing regions of SC) http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/plants/vegetables/gardening/hgic1256.html Container Vegetable Gardening:  http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/plants/vegetables/gardening/hgic1251.html Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening:  http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/plants/vegetables/gardening/hgic1257.html

Where have all the flowers gone? by Bill Hayes 4-14-12

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The title might sound like an old Kingston Trio song but what has happened to our color? Right now, Aiken is an expanse of green. We have green trees, shrubs, grass and a few frogs but very little color. This … Read More

Andy Cabe Lunchbox talk 3/19 top50

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Andy Cabes top 50 plant list from the 3/19 lunch box discussion Top 50 Handout

Bees, Beekeeping and Plants Bees Love

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Additional Links and Information Bees, Beekeeping and Plants Bees Love: Clemson University:  http://www.clemson.edu/extension/beekeepers/ where there are links to fact sheets and newsletters.  Click on Newsletters then on the 2012 February newsletter for an update on neonicotinoid insecticides’ effects on bee health. UGA:  http://www.ent.uga.edu/bees/BeeConservationintheSoutheastHoneyBeeProgramCAESEntomologyUGA.html From … Read More

Starting Seeds Indoors,February 20

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Additional Links and Information Clemson University:  http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/plants/vegetables/gardening/hgic1259.html From Betty Crowther, Georgia Master Gardener: BHG: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/yard/garden-care/seed-starting-essentials/ Easy Annual Flowers to start from seed – *can also be sown directly outside after all danger of frost Ageratum, angelonia, amaranth*, bachelor button*, calendula*, … Read More

It’s time for a garden party by Bill Hayes

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The recent drop in temperature shows just how fast we can go from shorts and flip-flops to long pants and sweatshirts. The lawn and garden react in a similar manner. The first plants to show a reaction are the tropicals … Read More

To seed or not to seed; That is the question, by Bill Hayes.

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Aiken has two growing seasons for turfgrass. We grow warm season grasses like centipede, St. Augustine, Bermuda and zoysia from late April until the first frost. A first frost can come as early as the first part of October or … Read More

Why do leaves turn yellow? by Bill Hayes

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The Clemson Extension office receives all types of calls about problems in the garden. One of the most common questions is: “Why are my leaves turning yellow?” The question may refer to plant, tree or vegetable leaves and the answer … Read More

Amanda is coming! Amanda is coming! by Bill Hayes

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That’s right, Amanda McNulty will be the guest speaker at the next Lunch Box Seminar to be held at the Aiken County Historical Museum, (Banksia) on June 20th at noon. Amanda is the charming and witty co-host of Making It … Read More

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