June in the Garden

BY Lori Murray

Flowers for June Birthdays: Roses are often connected to passion and beauty, but they’re also a symbol of hope and joy. Honeysuckle is similarly symbolic of the bonds of love – and the sweetness of it.


Continue to water and fertilize the newly potted plant. Continue tipping to encourage bushiness.


Keep all old flowers on plants pinched or pruned off to insure better production of flowers. chrysanthemums and poinsettias.


Hot weather will terminate the production of most vegetables. Turn all stubble into the ground and add compost to the soil. Consider covering or mulching the bed to discourage weed growth. This is a good time to use large pieces of cardboard from boxes for convenience.


Plant summer blooming annuals or perennials, balled or container grown trees and shrubs. Experiment with Vinca Cora and succulents in beds (upright) and hanging

baskets (use trailing Cora or Cora Cascade), keeping their soil moist until they root.


Feed callas, poinsettias, amaryllis, bougainvillea, and hibiscus. Give monthly feeding to roses and chrysanthemums as recommended.

WEATHER PROTECTION Mulch and continue deep watering when needed.

POSSIBLE BLOOM Shasta daisy, dahlia, vitex, butterfly bush, agapanthus, hibiscus, day lily and many other annuals and perennials.