North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

June 28, 2010

Mixture to solve fern problems

By Evangeline Sloan

MT. OLIVE — Garden tip: If you are having trouble with your ferns, use this mixture: In a quart of water in a hand sprayer, using all of the quart on one plant for insect control, mix 1 teaspoon of dish liquid with 1/4 cup of ammonia. Spray the fern and let it stay on the plant for one hour, then spray with clear water. Repeat this every five days. Then mix one tablespoon of caster oil with one tablespoon of baby shampoo. Over spray the plant until all of the insects are gone.

• Happy birthday greetings to: Jerrald Sloan on June 28; Jackie Crittenden on July 20; Justin Blackmon and Michael Cross on June 30; Debbie Palmer on July 2; Alison Washington on July 3. I hope you have a great day and year.

• Congratulations to Amber and Matthew Mikell on the birth of their son, Cooper Owen. He was born June 10 at 8:44 a.m. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 inches long. His grandfather is Jerome Mikell. His great-grandmother is Velma Mikell.

If you have any news, birthdays or announcements, please call me. Remember to pray for our troops that are in harm’s way and pray for our country.

Evangeline Sloan is The North Jefferson News correspondent for Warrior and Corner. She can be reached at 647-9655.