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Gardener's Checklist

July 17, 1994

For dedicated gardeners, here are suggestions from the California Assn. of Nurserymen on what to do in the garden this week:

* Remember to keep the mower blades high--2 to 2 1/2 inches tall--to give the lawn enough foliage to produce food.

* Mulch heavily around the base of rose bushes and follow a regular watering program. Roses love deep, thorough waterings.

* For interest in foliage color and texture, look up coleus, dusty miller, creeping charlie or parrots beak the next time you're in the nursery.

* Trim off old flowers on summer annuals to prolong blooming.

* Plant a kitchen plot of herbs. Many of them are perennial.

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