Growing Guides & Gardening Tips

Red Twig Dogwood

June Gardening Tips

Check your roses for aphids, sawfly (worm like insects that create windows in the foliage) and/or diseases such as powdery mildew, black spot or rust. You can wash off the aphids with a jet of water or spray with Safer Soap. A regular application of Neem will help keep the disease in check.

Stake taller flowers against strong winds. They can easily break or get bent over.

We still have gladiola corms, so don’t miss out on having these beauties for your garden and cutting for bouquets.

We can plant warm weather vegetables like corn, beans, squash and zucchinis now.

Tomatoes sometimes need help with pollination. Blossom Set is a natural product that you can spray on the flowers to help prevent them from dropping off to early. Also going out and regularly ‘tapping’ the plant will help release the pollen.

Set out water for the birds and the bees. Bees need shallow bowls filled with rocks so they don’t drown. Keep birdbath water fresh and empty regularly to keep mosquitoes from laying eggs (though mosquitoes are great food for many birds).

Now that most of the foliage on Daffodils has died back you can cut it to the ground and also dig up and divide the clumps. You can store the bulbs in a cool, dry place until fall.