Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

August, 2006
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Late-Summer Rose Care
Learn techniques for growing gorgeous roses in fall from American Rose Society Consulting Rosarian Stu Span on September 30, 9 a.m., at Roger's Gardens in Corona del Mar. He will provide specific information for coastal growing that's also applicable to inland growing. Roger's Gardens is located at 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road. For info, call (949) 640-5800; or visit: http://www.rogersgardens.com.

Clever Gardening Technique

Pulling Unwanted Seedlings
Use pliers to pull tree seedlings without having them break off at ground level and grow back stronger than ever. Grasp the stem at the soil line, carefully wind the stem around the pliers, and pull straight upward. The whole root system will come out, even in dry soil. Soaking the area the day or two beforehand will ease the task.

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