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What to do in your garden in August

Plant For late-summer to fall color you can now plant aster, chrysanthemum, coreopsis, daylily, gaillardia, gaura, Japanese anemone, lavatera, Nemesia fruticans, rudbeckia, Russian sage, sage (such as Salvia guaranitica), summer phlox, and verbena. Order your bearded irises by August 15th.  For a striking display in spring, contact Napa Country Iris Garden (707/255-7880) ― which offers more than 400 varieties such as ruffled pink ‘Happenstance’, white-and-lavender ‘Painted Lady Lavender’, purple-black ‘Spades’, and...

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