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August

Garden Highlights

BULBS: Agapanthus africanus (lily of the nile), Crocosmia spp., Dahlia spp., Lilium

PERENNIALS: Althaea spp. (hollyhock), Artemesia spp. (wormwood), Chrysanthemum spp, C. frutescens (marguerite daisy), Gypsophila paniculata (baby's breath), Heliopsis spp., Hypericum calycinum (St. John's Wort), Salvia superba

CLIMBERS: Clematis spp., and hybrids, Jasminum officinale (jasmine), Lonicera spp. (honeysuckle)

SHRUBS: Abelia, Calluna vulgaris (heather), Clethra alnifolia (summersweet), Hydrangea spp

TREES: Clerodendrum trichotomum, 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
• feed plants in tubs, window boxes and hanging baskets with fish fertilizer
• plant out perennial seedlings, such as delphiniums and biennials, such as wall flowers, that were started earlier

Trees, Shrubs and Climbers

• keep evergreens well mulched
• prune back wisteria and other vigorous climbers to control vegetative growth
• keep deadheading roses and keep them watered well.
• clip lavender as flowers fade
• trim hedges

Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs

• harvest vegetables frequently and keep vegetable plants well watered
• keep sowing winter vegetables - lettuce, spinach, radishes, turnips and Chinese vegetables up to August 15th
• cut raspberry canes that have finished fruiting to ground level and tie new canes to supports
• continue to take collect herbs for freezing and drying
• summer prune espaliered friut trees
• 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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