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Multiplying angel’s trumpets

Q:    My angel’s trumpet has a bloom. How can I get it to multiply? A:    Seed is the normal method of propagation. You will have to wait and see if the bloom was pollinated and, if so, a seed capsule will be produced. Harvest the seed and [Read More]

August 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

Trip down pattern memory lane

If you would like a trip “down memory lane” let me make a suggestion.  I received a call last week from a reader who was looking for a vintage pattern.  She had a wrap dress that she loved and was looking for the pattern.  So out of [Read More]

August 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

Time to think about spooks

PALATKA – Ravine Gardens will host a Halloween Spooktacular from 6 to 9 p.m. Oc. 28. A dunk tank, bounce house and spooky house will be among the highlights. Food will be available from local vendors. For information call Ravine Gardens State [Read More]

August 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

Somerset Cider and Waistcoats

An invitation to the West Country was not one I could refuse.  My hostess lives in a charming town in Somerset, dividing her time between London and the country, very much as the gentry used to do for centuries. After a hot spell in London, it was [Read More]

August 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

Make your own solar eclipse viewer

  PALATKA – The Putnam County Library System issued the reminder about Monday’s solar eclipse. Do not look directly at the sun. The only safe way to view the event is with eclipse glasses., but if you do not have the glasses, you [Read More]

August 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Incensed Professor at Glyndebourne

The day to go to Glyndebourne did not begin auspiciously.  We had to get into evening clothes before lunch for a longish journey.  I nicked a finger getting dressed and had to be careful not to get any blood on my shirt.  The solution was a band [Read More]

August 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Berry to be honored at Book Festival

SAINT AUGUSTINE – Steve Berry, New York Times and number one internationally best-selling author, has been selected as the 2017 Literary Legend by the Florida Heritage Book Festival Board of Directors. “Steve Berry is more than a local [Read More]

August 16, 2017 // 0 Comments