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June 2010

A father is a guy who has snapshots
in his wallet where his money used to be.
       Author Unknown

Mid-Atlantic Regional Weather Watch:  Mid-Atlantic weather watch: fair and very warm weather (1,2) with rain and severe storms 3,4,5,6). Showers and a bit cooler (7,8,9). Fair and warm again (10,11,12,13) with a tropical storm forecasted (14,15). Fair and very warm, humid weather follows (16,17,18) with showers and storms (19,20). Fair and warm yet again (21,22,23,24,25). Tropical storm (26,27,28) ending the month as it began, with fair and warm temperatures (29,30).

Tornado Watch: The Almanac predicts possible tornado activity in the Mid-Atlantic Region from the 26th to the 28th.

Full Moon: June’s Full Moon occurs on June 26th at 6:30AM. Native Americans often referred to it as the Full Rose Moon because roses tended to bloom near the beginning of the month. It is also been called the Strawberry Moon because the first strawberries of the season become ripe for the picking at this time.

Special Notes: Summer officially starts with the Summer Solstice that occurs on Monday, June 21st. Many states allow fishing without a license during certain days of June. Check with your local fishing shop or your state’s Department of Natural Resources for specific dates and good luck!

Holidays: Flag Day is celebrated on Monday, June 14th. Check out the proper ways to display ‘Old Gory’ at Father’s Day falls on Sunday, June 20th in 2010. Do something really special for Dad this year. Remember, he is 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: Prune and thin spring-blooming shrubs. Continue to pinch flowers up until the beginning of July. Transplant when the rainy season starts but remember that working in the garden when plant leaves are wet can spread many diseases. Wait until the foliage is dry before walking through the garden. Watch for 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 and always inspect your lawn thoroughly for grubs throughout the growing season.

J. Grubers' Thought for Today's Living:

"Gardens are for all ages: to the young, for hope of the future; the elderly for fond memories of the past, and for those in between, the rewards of a better life, now"

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