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Topic by MsDebbieP posted 06-20-2009 02:20 AM 3925 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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14694 posts in 3877 days
hardiness zone 5b

06-20-2009 02:20 AM

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what gardening tasks do you do in the month of June?


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-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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420 posts in 3227 days
hardiness zone 6b

06-20-2009 06:31 AM

Weed, weed, weed, weed, weed, and more weeding.

-- If you always do what you always did, then you will always get what you always got!...Lanoka Harbor, NJ 6b

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1591 posts in 3593 days
hardiness zone 5

06-20-2009 08:45 AM

What she ^ said,
Weed, weed, and weed some more.
And once the cottonwood quits blowing, weed again, a lot!

-- the day you quit learning is the day you quit living.

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14694 posts in 3877 days
hardiness zone 5b

06-20-2009 08:45 AM

that’s what I was going to put ;)

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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80 posts in 3433 days
hardiness zone 8b

06-20-2009 08:47 AM

Cut back all the dead bulbs from April, mow the grass less as temp heats up, buy more flowers and enjoy the strawberry and rubburb from my garden..

-- Listen quitely and nature will tell you what to do..Open your eyes widely and you will be amazed..

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332 posts in 3405 days
hardiness zone 7a

06-20-2009 09:06 AM

Squat/weed, bend/weed, kneel/weed, sit/weed, fall over/weed, sleep/weed . . .

Some of the weeds are edible and my husband teases me that I feed him weeds, as he loves his mustard greens and I mix them with bokchoy, watercress, spinach and stirfry w/ a little oil, LOTS of garlic, salt & pepper. YUM! This is easy fast, delicious & healthy.

I have yet to plant most of my flower & veggie seeds due to all this rain, cold weather and other obligations. Last year the store bought tomatoe plants perished from all the rain and so this year I started late. Now I have seedlings in flower troughs displayed on the porch rail (protected by chicken wire from the squirrels), and they are ready for thinning but still quite delicate. We are due for several more inches of rain this week and the chiso/Japanese basil is taking over my veggie plot, so I need to uproot most of them. Chiso anyone?

So much to do, now it’s going to hit 90F and it’s starting to drizzle. Need rain, come get some!

My ferns are growing so fast this year that I have to start pulling some out as they are over taking the hostas and everything around them. Need ferns? Bring a bag.

-- A weed is a plant that is growing where it was not purposefully placed by human hands.

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3811 posts in 3506 days
hardiness zone 5a

06-20-2009 10:03 AM

I pull spent flowers tops, the tulips, hyacinths,forget-me-nots, etc., and the self-seeded annuals, by the bagful. Tie-up and stake drooping perennials. Prune back some flowers to get a second bloom.

Visit nurserys to tempt and torture myself, (and to get new ideas). I also visit all my friends gardens to see what they are doing—-there is nothing a gardener likes more than to have someone admire their efforts.

Re-plant onions, lettuce and radishes for another crop.

I prune branches out of trees that are throwing too shade on mine gardens. I move some plants around that maybe aren’t doing well where I originally planted them, or where I think they’ll look nicer somewhere else.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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7374 posts in 3657 days
hardiness zone 5a

06-20-2009 10:34 AM

Weed,weed,weed,cut down poppies and plant annuals in their place,remove dead tulip leaves and dead head the iris,trim branches and bushes when they finish flowering.Move plants that are getting too crowded out.Plant annuals in hanging planters and large pots.Cut grass,cut grass,cut grass.

-- Bon,Hastings, 5a....Always room for one more

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651 posts in 3282 days

06-20-2009 10:34 AM

Enjoy! I am enjoying examining the gardens daily and often several times a day to note what is or isn’t growing and the simple beauty of the flowers. I delight in the process from planting the seeds or plants to their first appearance from the ground (the first green of the seed) and each day onward. Before I leave for work, I check to see what has happened. Are those wildflowers making an appearance yet? What is that-still working on weed or flower? I marvel at what is created when the sun and rain and a host of other elements combine to create a thing of beauty! I marvel how life is created from a simple seed and admire the beauty of each plant. And, of course, I weed as I go along too. I also think what I will do differently next year: grow more Foxglove; more dark purple Delphinium; definitely more Blanketflowers; add more red, and orange, and yellow flowers; and so on and so on. I am thankful for the beauty of nature and the critters and insects and birds that it attracts. All of these things bring pleasure to my life. Take the time to enjoy them!

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822 posts in 3601 days
hardiness zone 5b

06-20-2009 11:29 AM

i plant in June because of late frost so I go by the moon most times

and I never have to weed from year to year freeing up my time for other things

Flowers I do but not veggie beds

-- NS Zone 5B 200 KM East of Halifax cheers Bunting------Having a place to go – is a home. Having someone to love – is a family.

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5389 posts in 3755 days
hardiness zone 9

06-22-2009 12:50 PM

Weeding a bit … mainly pulling those darn Maple Tree saplings out of EVERYWHERE. With my mulch down I don’t have too much of an issue with weeds in my front bed (thankfully).

Will need to cut back all the “aborted flowers” on all my MANY, MANY Stella d Oro Daylilies (only time I hate having them – LOL!!!).

Daily, after watering the containers, pick off the dead or dying Petunia flowers. Keeps them blooming …

Trim and shape the back yard border of hedges (another job I HATE!!!)

Make sure to water all my containers now, daily. Fertilize twice a week with a weak round of Miracle Grow.

Sit in my swing and take it all in. June is the time to really begin watching everything bloom. Seems as if almost daily the garden is changing, with this opening up and that done blooming. LOVE IT!!!!

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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921 posts in 3292 days
hardiness zone 5a

06-22-2009 12:54 PM

removing spring bulb leaves, weeding, hoping for roses…..we are late of course this year…

-- south shore montreal, zone 5a, whish it was 9

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840 posts in 3730 days
hardiness zone 5

06-22-2009 02:08 PM

Weeding, firstly. Then cursing another year of a lousy front lawn. Resolving to fix/reseed/sod/mulch/pave it next year, I then cut down the remainders of the hyacinths and tulips, dead head the bluets and peonies, and make sure to daub morning dew from the lady’s mantle. Also, I keep at the wisteria, which gets bold with its runners this time of year.

Work being done for the time being, I relish the daily garden walks I take with my family.

-- Living on the square...Metro Detroit

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5389 posts in 3755 days
hardiness zone 9

06-22-2009 03:19 PM

Hey Jason … I will gladly give you some of my “invasive” concrete and stone. Come on over if you want to take a bit for your front yard —hahahahaha!!!!

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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5121 posts in 3507 days
hardiness zone 5a

06-22-2009 04:06 PM

June has been a crazy month. What with waiting for warm weather, and then waiting for the rainstorms to end, the weeds have had a free-for-all. Just yesterday, I finally got a chance to get on my knees and ( not pray but) pull the weeds out of the cracks in my paving stone walkways. Last fall, the annual poppy seeds went everywhere, including the walkways and driveway. Some were quite stubborn, so I got out the blow torch and burned them down.

The tree peonies needed deadheading, as did some of the pelargonium plants.

I had some wild grass grow up among the ornamental grass ( miscanthus sinensis malepartus), so the flowers they were sending out needed to be cut off.

The waterlilies needed fertilizing also, so that was done.

The front bed needed edging and weeding ( more wild poppies ), so that was done yesterday as well.

Also the dahlias needed to be tied. We have our first dahlia bloom now. Unfortunately photobucket is having some maintenance done right now, so I can’t post any photos of it.

The tulips, in the bed beside the fireplace, all had to be lifted so I could plant my dahlia hedge again. The tulpis and daffodils are in the garage drying out. By the weekend, they should all be ready to store for next fall’s planting.

Right now, I am heading out to tie up the scarlet runner beans so they train along the railing of the deck.

Yes, indeed, June is a busy month.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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14694 posts in 3877 days
hardiness zone 5b

06-23-2009 04:05 AM

  • pick asparagus
  • pick strawberries
  • pick first radishes :)
  • move flowers to new locations if not happy

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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5389 posts in 3755 days
hardiness zone 9

06-23-2009 11:13 AM

Really … pick strawberries!!! Man, what is going on with ours??? Just lots of flowers … hoping July will be a “strawberry month” cuz sounds like mine are a tad behind. ;-)

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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