The Gardeners’ Bench

Each Saturday morning, beginning March 5th, Clemson County Extension will host “The Gardener’s Bench” with hosts Paul Thompson and Dave Powell.

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned gardener, you have questions from time to time.  Call in your questions at 803-324-1340.  Callers are automatically entered into a drawing for the weekly prize.

Listen to WRHI 94.3 FM/1340AM from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. or online at

About your hosts:

DAVE POWELL a Board Certified Master Arborist with The Bartlett Tree Expert Company, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Forest Biology and Plant Pathology from Colorado State University.  He has 35 years experience in arboriculture.

Dave and his wife Patty have five children and reside in Tega Cay.  His personal interests include gardening, cooking, woodturning, photography, and kayaking.

PAUL TH OMPSON graduated from Clemson University in with a Master’s degree in plant health focusing on turfgrass and ornamental plants. He has been a county horticulture agent with Clemson Extension Service since 1994.  He provides gardening  advice to home gardeners, trains and coordinates  the Master Gardener program in York, Chester and Lancaster Counties, and provides educational programming and consulting to the commercial landscape industry.  Paul is also a Certified Nursery Professional with the South Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association