M.Ag. Ornamental Horticulture
Clemson University 1974
Erskine College 1973
Barbara is a Consumer Horticulturist with the Clemson Extension Home and Garden Information Center (HGIC). She has over forty years of experience in the horticulture field from teaching high school horticulture, operating her own landscape design company,and working in the retail nursery business. She is a Certified Nursery Professional with the SC Nursery and Landscape Association, and is also a member of the SC Turf and Landscape Association and the SC Association of County Agricultural Agents.
At HGIC, Barbara's responsibilities include answering telephone calls and emails from all over the state of South Carolina along with writing fact sheets and hot topics, editing and reviewing, and photography for HGIC publications. She also photographs for the Making It Grow Facebook page.
May 2015 HGIC Fact Sheet 1095 Distyliums
July 2015 Hot Topic: Frequently Asked Questions About Butterfly Gardening
Feb. 2017 HGIC Fact Sheet 1515 Air Plants
March 2017 Hot Topic: Moles or Voles...Who's to Blame?
March 2017 HGIC Fact Sheet 1730 Salt Tolerant Plants for the South Carolina Coast