Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

August, 2007
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Dahlia Show and Sale
The South Coast Botanic Garden will host a Dahlia Show and Sale on Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dahlias, native to Mexico, bloom in all colors except blue and in many shapes and sizes, making them ideal plants for our herbaceous borders. Come buy lots! The garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula. For info, call (310) 544-1948, or visit: http://www.southcoastbotanicgarden.org.

Clever Gardening Technique

Baking Soda for Mildew
Simple household baking soda will get rid of mildew in your home and garden. Dissolve about 1/4 ounce in a gallon of water. Indoors, wipe the solution on windowsills or other mildewed areas. In the garden, spray it onto plant leaves weekly or after a rain. The baking soda serves both as a preventative and a cure.

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