June Gardening To-Dos

In the Garden

  • Plant fall perennials such as rudbeckia, asters, and anemones.
  • Encourage birds in the garden for help with insect control by setting out birdfeeders with seed and a bird bath.
  • Install soaker hoses or drip irrigation in beds.
  • Plant annuals and water plants for summer color.
  • Plant petunias, calibrachoa, lobelia, alyssum, and warm summer annuals.
  • Prune rhododendrons after blooming.
  • Enjoy June colors and scents.
  • When necessary, use targeted natural pest and disease remedies in your garden. Avoid using chemicals, which kill all insects. Remember, if you kill a beneficial insect, you inherit its work.

Fruits & Veggies

  • Replant replacement crops when early lettuce, mustard greens, bok choys and spinach mature.
  • Set out successive crops every two weeks to ensure a constant supply of fresh greens.
  • Add layer of straw on soil around veggies to keep weeds away.
  • Conserve water with an easy to set-up drip irrigation system.

In the Lawn

  • Water deeply and slowly.
  • Monitor irrigation systems – if timed adjust when it rains to avoid overwatering or wait to put lawn on timer until July.
  • Continue grasscycling. Use a mulch mower to return the clippings to the lawn in a form that will break down and become useable fuel for the lawn.
  • Mow often enough to remove only one-third of grass blade length.

Around the House

  • Get ready for summer entertaining: Uncover and clean your outdoor furniture.
  • Make sure your BBQ is tidy and in good working order.
  • Shop for tools and gifts in our Garden Center for Father’s Day.
  • Wash all your acrylic tableware.
  • Work with your children to find the perfect thank you gifts for their teachers.
  • Plan a festive Independence Day BBQ with bright décor, outdoor lighting and heater for the late night of watching fireworks.
  • Keep watering indoor plants on a regular basis, and groom if needed.

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
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Flower Carpet Pink
Flower Carpet Red

HYBRID TEA
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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

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