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GARDENER’S CHECKLIST

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

* Plant summer annuals immediately if you haven’t done so yet. Try portulaca, a low-growing annual with succulent leaves and rose-like flowers in many colors, for color in hot, dry garden spots.

* Plan ahead for fall color by planting dahlia tubers now.

* Stake and tie up gladioluses as they grow to keep them from drooping.

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* Water deeply and thoroughly so you won’t have to water as often--your lawn and garden will benefit from this.


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