Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

May, 2008
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Daylily Show and Sale
Don't miss the Daylily Show and Sale, Saturday, June 7, 2008, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Los Angeles County Arboretum. Find daylilies in shades of yellow, red, white, salmon, orange, and bicolors, plus educational displays and demonstrations. The Southern California Hemerocallis and Amaryllis Society members will answer questions on cultural care for southern California gardens. For more information, call (626) 821-3222; or go to: http://www.arboretum.org.

Clever Gardening Technique

Mum Support
Support stems of chrysanthemum plants growing closely in beds with chicken wire unrolled the length of the bed and staked horizontally 1 foot above the soil. The stems will grow up through the holes and support themselves to their full height without toppling over. Setting up the wire support is easier than staking each plant, selective cutting of blossoms is easier, and cleanup is quickly accomplished.

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