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July

Garden Highlights

BULBS: Allium spp., Begonia, Gladiolus spp., Lilium

PERENNIALS: Acanthus spp., Agapanthus, Alstromeria, Campanula lactiflora, Shasta Daisy, Echinacea, Echinops, Eryngium spp, Gallardia, Helenium, Lysimachia, Monarda, Nepeta, Penstemon, Phlox, Rodgersia, Rudbeckia

CLIMBERS: Clematis hybrids, Passiflora spp, Climbing roses

SHRUBS: Escallonia spp., Hardy Fuchsia, Hebe spp., Lavender, Rosa hybrids, Senecio, Sprirea, Yucca

TREES: Liriodenderon tulipifera (tulip tree), Magnolia grandiflora (southern magnolia)

Checklist

Annuals, perennials and bulbs

• water flowers in containers and hanging baskets daily
• regularly deadhead annuals and perennials to encourage flowering
• when delphinium flowers fade, cut to ground level to stimulate second bloom
• make sure tall plants have support
• lift bearded irises after flowering, divide and replant
• pinch back asters and chrysanthemums to promote bushiness

Trees, Shrubs and Climbers

• prune back deciduous shrubs, such as weigela, mock orange and deutzia after flowering
• give hedges a light prune to keep them tidy
• deadhead roses and water well. Feed with rose food

Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs

• harvest vegetales and continue sowings of lettuce, peas, kale leeks, swiss chard, broad beans, beets, carrots, green onions and winter vegetables, such as cauliflower
• continue feeding vegetables and water them regularly
• stop cutting rhubarb now, so that the plant can store energy. Keep it well watered
• harvest raspberries & strawberries. Remove unwanted strawberry runners and throw out plants that havecropped for three summers
• harvest bush fruits and cut out fruited canes
• cut off flowers of chives to encourage new foliage

Lawns

• mow lawn regularly, and keep edges trimmed
• check the watering bylaws at

http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/water/conservation/Pages/sprinkling.aspx

 

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