July To Do

-Fertilize your plants,
-Deadhead (1) annuals,
-Prune Crepe Myrtle (2),
-Mow your lawn (3),
-Prune tomato suckers (4),
-Watch for bugs,
-Plant these (5)
-Plant these in NC,
-Preserve your harvest (6)
-Cut Hydrangea blooms for dry arrangements,
-Take Rose bloom cuttings; it's good for your home decoration, and it's good for your Rose bush, it will promote more blooms.
(1)Petunias, and other annuals will bloom more vigorously, and abundantly, if you'll keep removing blooms that are fading away.
(2)If blooms on your Crepe Myrtle begin to fade, prune them, to promote second blooming.
(3)If you live in dry areas, set the mower for the tallest height, -your lawn will be more resistant, that way.
(4)Leave two or three suckers for better yield, remove the rest to keep your plant strong.
(5)Fast maturing plants still can be sown, Basil, Radish, Beets, Dill, Cilantro (Coriander), will germinate fast and do well before first Fall frosts. Lettuces will do well, too, just plant them is semi-shaded locations, to stop them from going to seed, to fast. Plan for your Fall garden; sow Kohlrabi, Radish, Beet, Carrot, Chard, Chinese Cabbage, plant onion sets, Brussels Sprouts.
(6)Fresh garden produce is the best, of course, but if you happen to harvest more than you can consume, then consider saving some of it for later. See July's What's Cooking? for a few ideas.
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Special Thanks
Special Thanks to Town & Country Gardens Contributors: blogger, bulabean, dive-angel (Karin), flickr, Jasmine&Roses, klaroen, Rita Crane Photography.
Rita Crane, daughter of LIFE magazine photographer Ralph Crane. Her work can be seen on Flickr at Rita Crane Photography or on her website., Kirsten M. Lentoft, W.D. Williams

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