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June 2008

O my Luve's like a red, red rose
That's newly sprung in June
Robert Burns (1759-1796)

Weather watch: fair and cooler (1,2) with storms (3,4,5). Fair and warm (6,7,8,9,10,11) with more storms mainly in the south (12,13). Fair weather again and rather warm (14,15) with yet more storms and a bit cooler (16,17). Fair and mild (18,19) turning very warm and humid (20,21,22,23,24,25). Showers and storms (26,27) returning to fair and cooler temperatures (28,29,30).

Tornado Watch: The Almanac sees no tornado activity in the month of June.

Full Moon: June's Full Moon occurs on June 18th at 12:30PM. Native Americans often referred to it as the Full Rose Moon because roses bloom in the beginning of the month. It is also called the Strawberry Moon because the first strawberries of the season become ripe for the picking at this time.

Special Notes: Summer officially arrives with the Summer Solstice on Saturday, June 21st. June is graduation month for many students so be sure to honor your "favorite student" with a special gift or a memorable event.

Holidays: Flag Day is celebrated on Saturday, June 14th so be sure to fly Old Glory with pride! Don't forget to remember dear old Dad on his special day, Father's Day, which falls on Sunday, June 15th in 2008. Do something really nice for the "old man" like breakfast in bed, an outing to his favorite sporting event, or a special dinner out.

The Garden: Transplant when the rainy season starts. Prune flowering shrubs after their flowers begin to fade. Continue to pinch flower up until the beginning of July. Deadhead and remove fading leaves from spring bloomers. Remove fallen fruit from below tress to prevent insect egg laying. Remember that working in the garden when plant leaves are wet can help spread many diseases. Wait until the foliage is dry before walking through the garden. Watch for insects; wash them or pick them off plants before they can lay eggs and multiply. Check the underside of rose leaves for rose slugs. Watch for scale infestations on Euonymus and pachysandra. Remember to cut flowers for fresh in-door arrangements early in the morning and they will stay fresher and more vibrant longer.

J. Grubers' Thought for Today's Living:

"Gardens are for all ages: to the young, for hope of the future; the elderly for fond memories of the past, and for those in between, the rewards of a better life, now"

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