From the cluster of terracotta pots in her container kitchen garden, Carol Pope picks herbs, strawberries, blueberries, currants, and even figs and apples.
June in the Garden
Constantly moist soil is wonderful for root growth (just so long as there is adequate drainage). Here are tips for rose care in moist conditions.
How to grow lupines. These plants are tall, colourful perennials.
Pruning is a good way to rejuvenate tree peonies. It’s better to prune tree peonies in early spring, when their pink buds are prominent, but not yet open.
The familiar nicotiana species we grow as summer annuals are closely related, bearing similar star-shaped flowers and slightly sticky foliage.
Blue flowers such as blue salvias are useful for accenting other colours in the garden. Try to have some in bloom from summer through fall.
Judith Adam writes about beautiful Rio Deep Red mandevilla vine and how to care for them.
The familiar spring-blooming slender deutzia, sometimes known as Japanese snow flower, is an exuberant bloomer in full sun to part shade.
How-to container gardening video. Beckie Fox gives container garden ideas and tips on how to design and plant a container garden. Choose colours and plants.
This was the week rain smashed the pale pink ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ peonies, which happens every year in early June. You just know there will be a downpour that will splatter the big double blooms across the lawn.
There should be a few weeks in June when soil moisture and moderate temperatures favour fertilizing the lawn and dealing with weeds.
The flowers of tree peonies are startling huge and beautiful (and some are deeply scented), and their foliage remains attractive all season.
Solitary bees, especially mason bees (Osmia lignaria), are buzzing to the rescue. These native bees are easy to attract.