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Tea time with Mary Lily Flagler

PALATKA – The indomitable  Mary Lily Kenan Flagler (portrayed by Dianne Jacoby), third wife of oil and rail magnate Henry Flagler, invites you to join her for tea Oct. 27  at the historic Bronson-Mulholland House, 100 Madison St., [Read More]

October 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

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