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Replanting lilies and hydrangea

Q:    I have three Easter lilies that are potted. They are all stem and leaves as the flowers have faded. What can I do with them? A:    You can plant them outdoors or leave them potted. In either case, the plant will die back in the fall, [Read More]

June 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

Some basic sewing techniques

There are many variables when sewing different fabrics and sometimes when sewing the same fabric, but there are some basic principles and techniques which will ensure success when sewing any fabric.  It is nice to know there are some basic rules [Read More]

June 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

Propagating kalanchoe plant

Q:   Can I take a cutting from my kalanchoe to get more plants? The plant is short so I do not know if this is how to propagate it. A:    I would propagate it from leaf cuttings. Go low on the plant and harvest some mature leaves. These can be [Read More]

June 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

EMMA sets anniversary cruise

SAINT AUGUSTINE – EMMA Concert Association is sponsoring a seven-night Paris to Normandy River Cruise April 11-18, 2019. The event celebrates EMMA’s 40th anniversary and the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Landing. For each stateroom [Read More]

June 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

Meet Mumford the Manatee

SAINT AUGUSTINE – Dee Mountcastle, a Realtor® with Watson Realty in St. Augustine Beach, has published Mumford the Manatee, a story about a curious baby manatee who wanders from his mother to explore his habitat and a boy who has an adventure [Read More]

May 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

Bees are on her basil

Q:    My basil plants always have bumble bees on them. I am afraid of getting stung so I hardly ever get any use from the plants. Is there a way to get rid of the bees? A:    The easiest thing to do is to go out in the evening when the bees [Read More]

May 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

Rosemary makes good ground cover

Q:    I live at the beach and would like to know if there is a type of herb that I could use as a ground cover. I would prefer something that might be fragrant. Do you have any suggestions?  A:    If the area is sunny, plant rosemary. It is [Read More]

May 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

Respect nesting sea turtles

GAINESVILLE – People aren’t the only ones headed to Florida’s beaches right now. May 1 marked the official start of the sea turtle nesting season, and beachgoers can take steps to help turtles be successful, said Maia McGuire, a Sea Grant [Read More]

May 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

Problems with agapanthus

Q:   I have a crape myrtle and the tips of the leaves are turning brown. I have been told it is due to watering. Could this be causing it? A:  When the tips of leaves brown, it is due to a form of stress. It can be caused by over or under [Read More]

May 9, 2018 // 0 Comments