Designated Gardner Notes June 2019

Posted on 06/24/2019. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

June has been good to gardeners in the Minnesota Twin Cities area. Relatively mild weather, ample moisture. As the designated gardener for Braewood Condominiums, the gardens have kept me busy this spring and I have had little time to work on putting together a collection of short stories, my next author project. This is due in part to age, which increases every year whether you need it or not. What I once did in a day may now that me a week to accomplish. Not complaining, better to take week verses not being able to do it at all. Below is a recent selfy:

That is a new hat I wear gardening when the sun is shining. I have always been sensitive to sun and ignored the prob;em until recently when it has become more of a problem. I could have bought a hat for a fraction of what I paid for this one. I bought the hat in the South Dakota State University gift shop. Note the decal of the the SDSU mascot, a jackrabbit, on the front of the hat. That made it worth what ever I paid for it.

Pictured below are pictures of some of the gardens stars during June:

Salvia puts on its best display in June. Salvia can be cut back after completing its early bloom and it will bloom again but not with the vigor it displays in its first bloom.

Catmint and more salvia dominate the parking lot circle during June,.

Salvia again reigns at the 98th street sign during June

Hardy roses begin their annual bloom in June which will last until late fall if maintained regularly during the summer. This includes deadheading, fertilizing and controlling Japanese Beatles and other pests..

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