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June

Garden Highlights

BULBS: Allium spp., Lilium

PERENNIALS: Achillea (yarrow), Aconitum (monkshood), Alchemilla mollis (lady's mantle), Aruncus dioicus (goatsbeard), Astilbe, Campanula spp., Delphinium hybrids, Dictamnus albus (gas plant), Digitalis spp. (foxglove), Hemerocallis spp. (day lily), Iris sibirica, Iris versicolour, Lychinis, Papaver, Paeonia spp, Poleminium caeruleum (jacob's ladder), Tradescantia spp. (spiderwort), Trollius spp. (globeflower), Verbascum spp. (mullein), Zantdeschia aethiopica (calla lily)

CLIMBERS: Hydrangea anomala soo (climbing hydrangea), Lonicera spp (honeysuckle), Rosa spp. (climbing and rambling roses) Solanum crispum (potato vine)

SHRUBS: Buddleia alternanfolia (butterfly bush). Kolkwitzia amabilis (beauty bush), Philadelphus spp. (mock orange), Potentilla spp., Rosa spp., Weigela

TREES: Cornus Kousa (japanese dogwood), Robinia pseudoacacia (black locust), Styrax japonica (japanese snowbell tree)

Checklist

Annuals, perennials and bulbs

• keep planting out bedding plants. Feed regularly with organic fertilizer and water well. Keep an eye on containers and hanging baskets as they dry out quickly.
• keep watering bulbs until leaves have turned yellow, and can be pulle doff gently.
• divide up german bearded irises after flowering
• continue staking tall perennials, and keep perennial beds neat by picking fresh flowers for indoor display and faded flowers for compost.
• mulch lilies with compost or well-rotted manure

Trees, Shrubs and Climbers

• prune back deciduous shrubs, such as mock orange, after flowering
• cut back suckers on lilacs, and prune off faded flower heads
• deadhead Rhododenderons and azaleas, and mulch if not alread done
• keel newly planting hedges, trees and shrubs well watered
• check for aphids, mildew and black spot on roses, and pick off and destroy diseased leaves.

Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs

• remove about one third of the immature apples to get bigger fruit and prevent branches breaking from too much weight later on
• plant out tomatoes, zuchinni and cucumbers
• thin out earlier sowings and continue to sow lettuce, carrots, spinach and radishes
• keep vegetable garden well weeded and keep a look out for signs of pests and diseases
• continue to nip out side shoots of single stemmed varieties of tomatoes and support with stakes
• cut off flowers of chives to encourage new foliage

Lawns

• mow lawn regularly, keeping it at least 2 inches high and keep well watered
• check the watering bylaws at http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/water/conservation/Pages/sprinkling.aspx

 
 

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