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

In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them. 

--Aldo Leopold

Summer is a promissory note signed in June, its long days spent and gone before you know it, and due to be repaid next January. 

---Hal Borland

 “Far up in the deep blue sky, Great white clouds are floating by; All the world is dressed in green; Many happy birds are seen, Roses bright and sunshine clear Show that lovely June is here.”

— F. G. Sanders

“And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days.”

— James Russell Lowell

“In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explodes, and every sunset is different.”

— John Steinbeck

On this June day the buds in my garden are almost as enchanting as the open flowers. Things in bud bring, in the heat of a June noontide, the recollection of the loveliest days of the year, those days of May when all is suggested, nothing yet fulfilled.

Francis King


June is both a beginning and an end.  Schools are over within the first few weeks of June, and summer begins twice in the month.  June 1st is the meteorological  beginning of summer, and June 20th is the summer solstice. June was named for the Roman goddess Juno.  She was married to Jupiter and considered to be queen of the gods.  Perhaps June is such a popular month for weddings because she held the month sacred and thought it to be the luckiest month for wedding.  She was attended by her messenger Iris wherever she went.  Iris journeyed so quickly through the sky she was rarely seen, but she always left a radiant trail of her highly colored robe in the sky.  Thus our rainbows.

Other than Weddings, June is known for

Accordian Awareness Month

Adopt A Cat Month

African-American Music Appreciation Month

Aquarium Month

Candy Month

Caribbean American Heritage Month

Dairy Month

Fight The Filthy Fly Month

Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month

Gay and Lesbian Pride Month

Great Outdoors Month

Iced Tea Month

Papaya Month

First Weekend in June: National Doughnut Weekend

JUNE IN THE GARDEN: though much of the early season planting is already finished by June 1, there is much more care a garden needs throughout the month to have the best results for top produce, pungent herbs, and the most beautiful blooms.

  • Trim off spent blooms from annual flowers to encourage additional blooming and extend their growing season.
  • Once spring blooms have finished flowering and the foliage is completely brown, trim the foliage to make room for summer flowers and to keep beds looking neat
  • After spring flowering shrubs have stopped blooming, prune them appropriately to keep their desired shape.
  • As spring rains taper off and summer temperatures heat up, adjust watering schedules as needed. Soaker hoses are ideal for beds and gardens, and lawns should be watered deeply but less frequently to encourage strong root growth.
  • Fruits and vegetables that require warm soil are best planted in June, such as corn, pumpkins, beans, squash, and cuc
  • Add additional mulch to gardens and flowerbeds to conserve water and minimize weed growth. Grass clippings are a good, inexpensive option.
  • Divide Perennials which are becoming too large or need better control, they can be best divided in June and transplanted to new locations. Now is also a great time to add new perennials to the yard.
  • Cool season fruits and vegetables will be nearly spent in June, but there is time for one last harvest of strawberries, radishes, lettuce, and spinach.
  • Before new crops get too dense, thin rows and beds to give them appropriate room for robust growth. Thinning blossoms and early fruits on trees will encourage larger produce instead of stunted crops.
  • Weeding is a never-ending task, and it is important to keep up on the chore in June when the garden is still getting a strong foothold. Regular weeding now will help crops get a good, sturdy start for better results in au
  • As new crops get taller, loosely stake thin or floppy plants to keep them from tipping and breaking. June is also the best time to begin training vines and climbing plants to keep them under control.
  • June is when pests come out in force, including slugs, aphids, and a variety of funguses anddiseases. Watch for these pests carefully, and take steps to eradicate problems before they grow out of control.
  • Nature can provide natural pest control for gardeners who attract bats and birds to their garden. Put up a bat house, add a bird feeder, and take other easy steps to bring wildlife to the yard and let them feast on garden insects.
  • While June may not be the biggest season for planting, there are plenty of garden chores that need attending too and will keep any gardener busy throughout the month.


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