Linden Garden Club
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Master Gardener Tips

                       JUNE 2019 MASTER GARDENING TIPS



                          LINDEN GARDEN CLUB OF PINEWILD
                                     Horticultural Tips from Barb Cohen 

Hi Everyone!

What a pleasure to be outdoors and see all of the flowers blooming and the trees and shrubs growing.  

There will be a lot of pruning to do, but that is fine.  Nature at it's best.  This season every plant seems to be flourishing. 

For June:  

Azaleas and Rhodis after blooming.  Prune-out dead branches in shrubs and trees  - prune back to a node and prune on an angle.  Reshape plantings.  Do not cut back bulb foliage - leave the leaves to decay for fertilizer for next year. 


Use rose food for your roses.  Fertilize azaleas and rhodis.  If you haven't fertilized around Memorial Day then fertilize now.


Maintain mowing height of fescue and bluegrass @ 2 1/2 " to 3".  Be on the look-out for grubs - treat accordingly.  If you are seeing tunnels in your lawn you probably have grubs that are feeding on the roots of your grass.  Stomp on the tunnels and treat. 

Begin your watering schedule. 


Remember to dead-head. 
Division of some flowers. 
Check for tree galls on azaleas and camellias.  Dispose of the galls in the garbage.  
Keep pinching back mums.  Cut them and bring them into the house to enjoy.




Some perennials for your garden and for you to enjoy are: 

1. Creeping blue star -(Amsonia ciliata var, filifolia) - 6 " tall by 16 " wide; full sun; welldrained soil; creeping; chartreuse green foliage that turns golden yellow in fall; small blue flowers in spring to early summer.

 2. Rosthorn's geranium (Geranium rosthornii); 28" tall and wide; pink flowers full sun to partial shade; curls around everything.

 3. 'Tropical Storm' elephant ear (Colocasia esculenta); 30' tall and wide; full sun to partial shade; moist well drained soil.  unique. 

4. Bleeding heart (Lamprocapnos spectablis ) 'White gold'; 30 ' tall and 3 feet wide; partial to full sun ; moist soil.

5. Dragonfire crocosmia (Crocosmia dragonfire); humingbirds and butterflies love the red flowers; 26 " tall and 30 " wide; full sun and well-drained soil. 

6. Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis); - beautiful red flowers that are 4 feet tall and 2 feet wide;full sun to partial shade; moist rich soil. 

Of course there are so many others, but that is for another article.  


Any questions, please contact me at: 910.255.0010 or


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