A drought can be a gardener’s worst nightmare. Drought weakens plants and makes them grow more slowly. It also makes plants less winter hardy. Trees can be especially hard hit as it takes a while for damage to show and can take several years for trees to fully recover from drought.
While we can’t prevent drought, we can employ strategies to help minimize its impact on your garden.
It’s June so it’s time to think about spending more time relaxing and entertaining in your garden. A well-designed outdoor seating area expands your home and gives you more options for entertaining outdoors and al fresco dining. Here are some tips from garden designer Darcy Daniels found in a recent newsletter from Fine Gardening.
All Dig This stores have wonderful organic veggie starts grown by local farmers. Selection is different at each store and includes heirloom tomatoes, peppers, squash, and herbs. Now is the time to get these heat-loving plants into the garden.
If you’re growing hard neck garlic like the terrific local garlic Dig This sells every fall, you’ve probably noticed the “curlicue” tops or “scapes” that are forming at the top of the plants. Here’s our recipe for yummy Garlic Pesto.
“What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.” ~Gertrude Jekyll
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