The weekly newsletter for June 1, 2019.
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June 1, 2019 - Issue #411

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Articles to read
Growing Sage

Sage is for more than seasoning your Thanksgiving turkey. Harvest fresh leaves from your kitchen garden to flavor meat and bean dishes, or toss the blossoms into salad! You can even wire dried sprigs to a frame to create an aromatic wreath or swag.


Found throughout the United States. The cabbageworm is the larva of a common white, day-flying butterfly with three to four black spots on its wings. The damage done by these caterpillars is similar to that

Garden Prep for Tomatoes

Where you plant your tomatoes in the garden is important. Tomatoes need at least six to eight hours of sun a day to produce well -- and full sun is best, especially in cooler, more northern climates. Tomato roots won't do well in soggy soil -- a sunny, well-drained part of your garden is best.

Growing Citrus

Most people don't realize just how large the citrus family is. What you see in the supermarket is only a small portion of what can be grown. Pummelos, blood oranges, limequats, and myriad mandarin varieties offer exciting new taste experiences and landscape possibilities.

Lovely new photos from this week
Rose (Rosa 'Institut Lumiere')
by cliftoncat:

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Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Impressions de Jouy')
by evermorelawnless:

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Dahlia 'XXL Veracruz'
by gardengus:

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Weeping Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis Lavender Twist®)
by bramedog:

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Kiss of Paradise')
by mistyfog:

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Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris 'Rainbow Rim')
by dirtdorphins:

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Streptocarpus Ladyslippers™ Grape Ice
by flowerpower35:

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Night Phlox (Zaluzianskya ovata 'Orange Eye')
by kniphofia:

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Wild Indigo (Baptisia 'Brownie Points')
by Lestv:

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Evergreen Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens)
by dirtdorphins:

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