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June 2014

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

Mid-Atlantic Weather Watch: Fair, warm (1,2,3,4); storms, cooler (5,6). Fair and mild (7,8,9,10) with heavy rain, storms in the south (11,12); 13-19 Cloudy, quite warm (13,14,15,16,17,18,19); storms, severe north (20,21) turning fair, very warm (22,23,24,25,26,27). Hurricane, windy, heavy rain (28,29,30).

Full Moon: June’s Full Moon that will occur on Thursday, June 12th. It has been aptly referred to as Full Rose Moon because roses start to show their beautiful blooms at the beginning of the month. It was also given the Name STRAWBERRY MOON because during June, the first strawberries of the season become ripe for the picking (and eating!).

Special Notes: Here comes Summer! The Summer Solstice will occur on Saturday, June 21st. Honor your favorite student this month when he or she graduates from high school or college. This is a major milestone so mark the achievement with a special event or memorable gift.

Holidays: Whit Sunday (Day of Pentecost) is Sunday, June 8th. Celebrate Flag Day on Saturday, June 14th by proudly flying ‘Old Glory’. Be sure to check out the website, for all of the proper ways to display our beautiful flag. Father’s Day falls on Sunday, June 16th in 2014. Don’t forget to remember dear old Dad on his day by doing something really special for him. After all, 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 first day of Ramadan begins at sunset on Saturday, June 28th.

The Garden: It’s not too late to start warm-season crops such as corn, beans, tomatoes, squash, peppers, and eggplant. Plant or sow summer annuals such as nasturtiums, vinca, verbena, geraniums, phlox, marigolds, lobelia, impatiens, cosmos, sunflowers, zinnias, and alyssum. Feed annuals and remove spent flowers to promote another round of flowers. Feed roses after each bloom cycle, water regularly, and remove any spent flowers. Additional pruning may be required in June of fast-growing plants, such as juniper, privet and yew. This will help promote new growth and also maintain a desirable shape during the growing season. Cut back perennials like Shasta daisy, black-eyed Susan, cone flower, and lavender after first bloom to encourage a second round of flowers in the Fall. Cut back fuchsia, geranium, and margarite to encourage branching. Stake tall, floppy flowers: foxglove, yarrow, bachelor’s buttons, carnations, and delphiniums. Watch for insects everywhere! When you see them (and you will!), immediately wash them or pick them off plants before they can lay eggs and multiply. Use fungicide where diseases usually are a problem, especially on roses. Remember that working in the garden when plant leaves are wet can help spread many diseases. If you cut flowers for fresh in-door arrangements early in the morning, they will stay fresher and more vibrant much longer.

J. Gruber’s Thought For Today’s Living

"Every person has two educations – one which he receives from others, and one more important which he gives himself"

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