July Gardening To-Dos

In the Garden

  • Plan for fall flowers. Some annual seeds, such as cosmos sown in early July, will bloom in September.
  • Water more often with less frequent rains.
  • Use organic bloom fertilizer with container gardens regularly.
  • Deadhead flowers off annuals and perennials to ensure continuous bloom throughout the summer.

Fruits & Veggies

  • Start transplants for later crops: fall broccoli and cabbage, plus overwintered broccoli, kale and onions.
  • Sow seeds of carrots, peas and rutabagas by mid-July.
  • Harvest beans, cucumbers and squash promptly for best flavor and to keep them producing.

In the Lawn

  • Water deeply or let lawn go dormant and water just once a month.
  • Mow regularly to prevent weed seed spread.
  • Avoid using any fertilizer in the summer.

Around the House

  • Go on local garden tours for inspiration.
  • Be on the lookout for fun garden art or statuary.
  • Consider adding a fountain for the relaxing water sound and the added benefit of attracting birds who will manage insects.
  • Make notes for late fall transplants.
  • Remember to water all indoor plants and mist them occasionally.

CLIMBING
Don Juan
Golden Opportunity
Iceberg
Joseph's Coat 

DAVID AUSTIN (available in March)
Bonica
Claire Austin
Desdemona
Eustacia Vye
Gabriel Oak
Gertrude Jekyll
Golden Celebration
Olivia Rose Austin
Roald Dahl
Scepter’d Isle
Silas Marner
Teasing Georgia
The Generous Gardener
The Lark Ascending
The Poet's Wife

FLORIBUNDA
Angel Face
Chihuly
Ebb Tide
Hot Cocoa
Julia Child
Livin' Easy
Morning Glow
Sunsprite
Trumpeter 

GRANDIFLORA
Love
Queen Elizabeth
Uptown Girl

GROUNDCOVER
Flower Carpet Coral
Flower Carpet Pink
Flower Carpet Red

HYBRID TEA
Chantilly Cream
Double Delight
Fragrant Cloud
Heavenly Scented
Honor
Just Joey
Mister Lincoln
New Zealand
Perfume Factory
Sugar Moon
Touch Of Class
Veteran's Honor

MINIATURE
Gourmet Popcorn 
Lemon Drop
Midnight Fire
Ruby Ruby 

SHRUB
Blanc Double De Coubert
Bonica
Champagne Wishes
Coral Cove
Double Knockout
Head Over Heels
High Voltage
Kamir
Love & Peace
Oscar Peterson
Sally Holmes
Snowdrift
Sultry Night
Sweet Fragrance

Yellow Submarine

 BOLD = New for 2023