Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

August, 2008
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Salvia Plant Sale
Salvias galore will tempt you at Fullerton Arboretum on Saturday and Sunday, September 6 and 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 130 sage species and varieties will be for sale -- perennials and biennials, evergreen and deciduous shrubs, and annual herbs -- and including unusual ones and butterfly favorites. The arboretum is at 1900 Associated Road in Fullerton. For more information, call (714) 278-3407; or go to: http://www.fullertonarboretum.org.

Tool or Gardening Product

Household Baking Soda
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 rain. The baking soda serves both as a preventative and a cure; the mildew spores cannot spread or reproduce, so their development is stopped.

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