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Bugs on Althea seed pods

Q:    My althea has seed pods on it and these are covered with a red and black bug. Should I spray these or are they harmless? A:    These are called cotton stainers or red cross bugs. They feed on the seeds of the althea. If you cut off the [Read More]

April 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

Earth Day celebrations spotlighted

Earth Day will be celebrated around the area this weekend. AUGUSTINE At the St. Augustine Lighthouse, Comcast Cares Day is planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, with a Volunteer Clean-Up Day. The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime [Read More]

April 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

It’s National Library Week

PALATKA: The Putnam County Library System is celebrating National Library Week with a Fine Free Week April 9-14. Individuals can return overdue materials at any time during Fine Free Week, and there will be no penalty. You can also request a FREE [Read More]

April 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

About anise shrubs

Q:    I have an anise shrub that gets white flowers. I saw a different plant with a burgundy colored flower. The plants look identical. Can you change the flower color like a hydrangea? A:   Both plants are an anise but they are different. [Read More]

April 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

Sally answers your sewing questions

Over the years I have been asked many sewing questions.  I always try and respond to them through my column.  But the questions are stacking up.  So for the next four weeks I am going to address the questions and answer them.  If you have ever [Read More]

April 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

Prescribed burn in Putnam

PALATKA – Dunns Creek State Park is planning on conducting a prescribed burn in the area located next to the Blue Pond trail system off of US17. The burn will be weather dependent and may take place either 04/03/2018 or 04/04/2018, [Read More]

April 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

Amaryllis bulbs needs some space

Q:    I planted some amaryllis bulbs that a friend gave me but they never bloom. They have been in the ground for about three years but all they grow are leaves. What am I doing wrong? A:    The bulbs are old enough to bloom. Many people plant [Read More]

April 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

Helpful sewing tips from Sally

SAINT AUGUSTINE – Over the years of writing this column I have come across many good sewing tips. The tips are random at best and I thought I would put a bunch of these together in one column.  So, enjoy the sewing tips. Whenever you are [Read More]

April 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

Salute to Earth Day at Dunns Creek

PALATKA – Join the Friends of Dunns Creek State Park as they host the third annual Putnam County Earth Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 21. Enjoy live entertainment, nature tours, camping, and much more! There will also be free [Read More]

April 2, 2018 // 0 Comments