Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

June, 2003
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Design Secrets for Small Gardens
Michael Glassman will discuss landscape design ideas for small spaces at Rogers Gardens, 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road, Corona Del Mar, on June 28, at 9 a.m. For more information, call (800) 645-2356, or visit the garden's Web site:

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Extending the Vase Life of Roses
A floral preservative developed at the University of California-Davis is simple to make at home. Mix 1 part lemon-lime soda (not diet) with 3 parts water. For each quart of the mixture, add 1/4 teaspoon household bleach. Pour the mixture into the container. The sugar in the soda feeds the flower buds, the acid in the soda improves water flow in the stems, and the bleach reduces the growth of fungus.

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