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To Spur Blooms, Cut Back Old Ones

June 06, 2002

Cut back delphiniums to get a strong second bloom in late summer. Leave only a few leaves at the bottom of each spike. Deadhead roses and other flowers as they fade to keep blooms coming.

Edibles to plant now include snap and lima beans, beets, carrots, chayotes, corn, cucumbers, endives, leaf lettuce, melons, New Zealand spinach, onions, summer and winter squash, sunflowers, Swiss chard, tomatoes and watermelons.

If you want a pumpkin for Halloween, plant one before the 15th.

From the Los Angeles Times California Garden Calendar

The 32nd annual bonsai show and sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge. Free with regular garden admission of $5. For information, call (818) 949-4200 or view www.descansogardens.org.

Fuchsia festival show and plant sale, sponsored by South Coast Fuchsia Society, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at South Coast Botanic Gardens, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. Free with regular garden admission of $5. For more information, call (310) 306-6043 or view www.palosverdes.com/calen dar.

San Juan Capistrano Mission flower and garden festival, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at the mission, located two blocks west of Interstate 5 at the Ortega Highway exit. Admission: $6. For information, call (949) 234-1300, Ext. 321.

Talk about El Nino's effects on native wildflowers by botanist Fred Roberts, sponsored by California Native Plant Society, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday at Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino. Free. For information, call (818) 881-3706.

Class on patio gardening 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sherman Library and Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. Fee: $40. Registration required. For information, call (949) 673-2261.

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