It is the month of June,
The month of leaves and roses,
When pleasant sights salute the eyes,
And pleasant scents the noses.
Nathaniel Parker Willis (1806-1867)
Northeastern Region Weather Watch: Fair and very warm (1,2,3,4) remaining fair but not so warm (5,6,7,8,9). Showers and Storms (10,11,12) turning fair again but hot and humid (13,14,15,16,17). More showers and Storms, some severe in the southern part of the region (18,19). Fair and
hot (20,21) with more showers and severe Storms, mainly in the north (22,23,24). Fair and warm (25,26,27,28) with more showers and Storms to end the month (29,30).
Tornado Watch: The Almanac predicts possible tornado activity in the Mid-Atlantic Region from the 15th to the 19th.
Full Moon: June’s Full Moon occurs on June 15th at 3:14PM EST. Because rose blooms appear during this month, it has become known as Full Rose Moon. Also during the month of June, strawberries ripen and are ready for picking (and eating!) hence it being called Strawberry Moon.
Special Notes: Summer officially starts with the Summer Solstice that occurs on Tuesday, 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 Tuesday, June 14th. Father’s Day falls on Sunday, June 19th in 2011. Plan to do something really nice for the "old man" like breakfast in bed, an outing to his favorite sporting or cultural 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 the breeding of insects. Regarding 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. Plan to mow your lawn only once a week but never mow when the lawn is wet!
Varying the pattern of mowing (on the diagonal one week, length-wise the next) will help develop a velvety thick lawn.
J. Grubers' Thought for Today's Living:
"Some students see ‘graduation’ as the end of school days while others prefer the word, ‘commencement’ as the start of an opportunity to learn even more"
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