Home & Garden Information Center

The Home & Garden Information Center (HGIC) provides research-based information on landscaping, gardening, plant health, household pests, food safety & preservation, and nutrition, physical activity & health. 1-888-656-9988 (SC residents only, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, M - F)

Fact Sheets

Link to Landscape, Garden & Indoor Plants Fact SheetsLandscape, Garden
& Indoor Plants

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& Other Problems

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Physical Activity & Health

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Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) blooms during the  early spring in deciduous woods with 3 to 4 inch white flower petals and bright yellow stamens.Featured  Publication - Gardening
Bloodroot – Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) is a spring blooming wildflower that is native to the Eastern United States. Typically, this perennial grows in partly sunny sites and in moist to dry, acidic soils of nutrient-rich, deciduous hardwood forests. ... (continue)


Perennial flower bed with proper plant spacing.Seasonal Garden Tips
Proper Plant Placement – Autumn is a great time to add new perennials, trees, and shrubs to the landscape. When adding plants to the landscape, one of the most important things to remember when adding plants to the landscape ... (continue)

Apples loaded in a dehydrator.Featured Publication - Food & Nutrition
Drying Fruits -Dried fruits are unique, tasty and nutritious. It might be argued that dried fruits are even tastier than fresh fruits. They have been called nature’s candy. ... (continue)

American supermarkets carry four basic types of lettuce – iceberg, romaine, looseleaf and butterhead.Food Safety & Nutrition News
Green Salads Can Be Delicious and nutritious“I’ll just have a green salad.” How many times have you said that at a restaurant to show that you are serious about watching your calories? The green salad has gained such popularity that lettuce ... (continue)

Upcoming EventsUpcoming Events
Master Gardener Training Course 2018: Anderson/Oconee/Pickens Counties - OPEN REGISTRATION - The class will meet each Monday, January 22 through May 14, 2018, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the main conference room of the SC Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Office. ... (continue)

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The HGIC staff of horticulture Extension agents and food safety specialists are available to answer questions via their toll-free number, 1-888-656-9988 (South Carolina residents only), between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. South Carolina residents can also email HGIC@clemson.edu for questions answered by our agents. Please include in which county you live, for us to better answer your questions. Non-residents of South Carolina can locate their local County Extension Office here.



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