Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

June, 2005
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Lavenders for Fragrance and Flavor
Susan McRae, owner and founder of California Lavenders in Ojai, will discuss landscape, culinary, cosmetic, and medicinal uses of these wonderful plants on July 9, 10 a.m.-noon at Descanso Gardens. Her lavender jelly won a blue ribbon at the 2000 Ventura County Fair. Registration required. For more information call (818) 790-7980, or visit: http://www.descansogardens.org.

Clever Gardening Technique

Milk Carton Blanching
Slip half-gallon milk cartons with the tops and bottoms cut off over celery plants to blanch them as they grow.

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