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June 2009

"One father is worth a hundred schoolmasters"
   George Herbert (1593-1633)

Mid-Atlantic weather watch: showers and storms (1,2), with fair and warm weather (3,4,5,6,7). More showers and storms (8,9,10) turning fair with very warm temperatures (11,12,13,14,15,16). Severe storms (17,18) with fair, warm, and humid weather (19,20,21,22). Tropical storm (23,24,25) turning fair and hot (26,27,28). The month ends with still more showers and storms (29,30).

Tornado watch: the almanac sees no tornado activity in the month of June.

Full moon: June's full moon occurs on June 7th at 1:12pm. Many native Americans called it the full rose moon because roses tend to bloom near 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: 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 Sunday, 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 21st. Do something really special for the guy who a) paid for 4 years of college, b) paid for a really nice wedding, c) helped you finance that new (fill in the blank), or d) all of the above!

The garden: you probably need to mow your lawn once a week now but always wait until the grass is dry before firing up the mower. Also, vary the pattern that you mow (horizontally, vertically, and diagonally) to ensure that the grass grows evenly and lush. Lawns should get 1.5 inches of water a week. If mother nature is stingy, water deeply once or twice a week but not daily. Here's a good tip: spray the underside of your mower with a thin coating of vegetable oil to prevent grass from sticking. Except for roses, which need clean mulch every year to help prevent diseases, you can cover old mulches with an inch or two of fresh mulch. If you haven't fertilized trees, shrubs, or perennials that will be getting fresh mulch, scratch the some all-purpose fertilizer into the old mulch before covering with a fresh new layer.

Prune flowering shrubs after their flowers begin to fade.

J. Grubers' thought for today's living:

"Some students think of 'graduation' as an end of school days; others prefer the word 'commencement' as the start of an opportunity to learn even more"

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