The weekly newsletter for June 15, 2019.
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June 15, 2019 - Issue #413

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Various species of this pest are found throughout the United States; they are more common in the South. Stinkbugs are shield-shaped, and may be green, brown, or bluish-gray.

Pepper Types

Seed companies break the peppers we grow down into two categories: hot and sweet. The hot types include Cayenne, Jalapeno and Anaheim. Examples of sweet peppers are Bell and Pimiento. Banana and Cherry peppers come both sweet and hot.

Gardening for Children- Growing Vegetables from Seed

These kid-friendly vegetables provide an inexpensive gardening opportunity that produces results with little effort. Your child will fall in love with growing their own plants, learn about how plants grow, and all about the process of producing the food they eat from seed to harvest.

Best Herbs for Indoor Growing

In recent years, many new varieties of herbs have been introduced, some of which do better indoors than the traditional varieties. Here are 10 herbs notable for their consistent, compact growth habit and strong flavor.

Plant Milkweed to Help Monarch Butterflies

Monarch butterflies are amazing creatures. These strikingly colored, orange, white, and black butterflies migrate up to three thousand miles every year to spend the winter roosting in large groups in mild winter areas of Mexico and California. Unfortunately, they are also in deep trouble. Over the past twenty years, the number of monarchs has dropped precipitously due in large part to loss of habitat.

Here's to Rose of Sharon

I first noticed the hardy shrub called rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) while traveling one midsummer across the southern plains. I saw it over and over again, blooming bravely in dooryard gardens despite the sizzling heat

Gardening for Butterflies

Gardening for butterflies is a suspenseful art, a bit like holding a picnic and wondering if your invited guests will show up. It's because butterflies are choosy insects. Any

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Lovely new photos from this week
Rose (Rosa 'Rose de Burdigala')
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Mosaic Flower (Ludwigia sedioides)
by DaisyDo:

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Clematis (Clematis viticella 'Venosa Violacea')
by Patty:

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Ice Plant (Delosperma Fire Spinnerâ„¢)
by BlueOddish:

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Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Berry Scary')
by cliftoncat:

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Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Perla Oceanu')
by cliftoncat:

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Rose (Rosa 'Joseph's Coat')
by Paul2032:

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'I Don't Kid')
by kidfishing:

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Japanese Apricot (Prunus mume 'Peggy Clarke')
by SL_gardener:

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Hungry Hungry Hippo')
by EdBurton:

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