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Buttons more than finishing touch

SAINT AUGUSTINE – Pearl buttons made their debut in 1885.  They are still my favorite buttons.  I don’t believe buttons, from the very beginning, were created just to finish it, but to enhance it.  Buttons are sized in “lines.”  To [Read More]

October 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

Confederate roses and fruit trees

Q:    When do I cut back my Confederate rose to take cuttings for rooting. Also, when is a good time to set out a fruit tree from a pot? A:    This is a good time to root plant cuttings. As fall approaches growth slows and the optimal time has [Read More]

October 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

Store gladiolus bulbs for next year

Q:    Now that my gladiolus have bloomed, can I dig up the bulbs and save them for next year? A:    You need to let the gladiolus plant grow so it can produce and save food for its bulb next year. After the leaves turn brown and decline in the [Read More]

October 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

Dealing with wilting impatiens

Q:  My impatiens seem to wilt every day. My neighbor has some and they do not do this. Is there something wrong with my plants?  A:    Impatiens are a good choice for color in the shade. When planted in a sunny area they will frequently wilt. [Read More]

September 20, 2018 // 0 Comments