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Community garden is just what you need

No garden spot, no problem

By Kayla Vaughn

The United Way Community Garden gives entire families a way to grow their own fresh produce.


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Sun power saving local homeowners money

Going solar

By Mandy Catoe

Going green, whether for the environment or the green in your wallet, is becoming easier in Lancaster County. More and more homeowners are going solar and cutting their power bills by 25 to 50 percent.


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Indian Land girl wins 4-H state garden project

Gardening is her passion

By Kayla Vaughn

Charis Grabbe, 14, has a green thumb and a state 4-H gardening award to prove it.


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Bring the outdoors in with sunrooms and porches

Amanda Harris
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Granddad builds custom playhouses

Kayla Vaughn
The Lancaster News


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4-H project teaches youth gardening skills

Kayla Vaughn
The Lancaster News

Some kids have green thumbs, and other are all thumbs, but Lancaster County 4-H has a program that can teach any of them to garden.
The 4-H small garden project sets them up with seeds and plenty of help in getting them well on the way to successful gardening.
By growing gardens of their own, youth involved in the 2016 4-H small garden project experienced first-hand what it means to grow their own food.


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Don’t commit ‘crape murder’

By Mandy Catoe

Spring is in the air and pruners are in hand.
Your crape myrtles might look a bit scraggly from last year’s growth, but before you commit what one local landscaper calls “crape murder,” please proceed with caution.
Crape myrtles, a landscaping staple across the South, were introduced to the Palmetto State in the late 1700s by the French botanist Andre’ Michaux. The multi-trunked trees have smooth bark and produce a canopy of crepe-like petals in pink, white or purple. They have a long summer blooming period.


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Rain gardens combat floods, erosion, handle storm runoff

CLEMSON – The Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service and Carolina Clear have launched an initiative to help property owners install rain gardens to mitigate potential flood damage and help protect S.C. water quality.


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All growers urged to watch for signs

Destructive blight found on tomatoes in Beaufort

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Late blight disease, the most destructive and infectious disease affecting tomatoes and Irish potatoes, has been reported this week on tomatoes in a home garden in Beaufort County.
The diseased plants have been destroyed, but further spread of late blight to other areas of South Carolina is likely if the fungal-like pathogen arrived via spores blown up from Florida. To make matters worse, the cool, cloudy and wet weather in large parts of the state created ideal conditions for escalation.

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Garden Club’s tour of homes Sunday

No place like home for the holidays

By Greg Summers

Three Lancaster families will ring in the holiday spirit Dec. 6 for the Lancaster Garden Club’s 29th annual Christmas Tour of Homes. That 2015 seasonal soundtrack includes hoots with  Christy and Doug Barnes, family laughter with Gwen and Audrey Curry and the make-believe march of toy soldiers with Clara and Rusty Reed.


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