June 12, 2012 – Beautiful Gardening (& Bug) Weather
What a great season so far!
Good weather, plentiful heat and sunshine plus a raindrop or two has made this a great season in the garden so far. We hope you’re enjoying your garden and getting the best out of it.
The vegetable garden has been productive yielding spinach, lettuce, spring onions, peas, radishes and kohlrabi. We’re awaiting heads to appear on the broccoli plants any day now, the potatoes look great and we’ve also been enjoying fresh herbs in our home-made dishes.
Of course, the insects are having a high time too! Scout for insect damage when you can and get a handle on it when you see it. We’re glad to help you figure out the best strategy for fighting off hungry bugs.
Finally, keep the rabbits and deer at bay with repellents.
We will continue to offer a great selection of trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals this summer so stop by for a look.
Here’s a great bargain on our 4.5″ annuals (88qt./832.79ml.). With no limit and while supplies last, they are 3 for $10 for members of our Growing Rewards Program. The regular price is $4.79 each.
Here are a few examples of the types of plants included: Osteospermum (above) with their purple eyes, Angelonia, Petunia, Calibrochoa, Geranium, Verbena, Ageratum, Lobelia and Impatiens. You can enjoy ideas for sun and shade with this sale.
If you’re not a Drummers Growing Rewards Member, enrollment is free and takes just a minute to complete.
The trouble with the daylilies
It started as a trickle. A trickle of inquiries about yellow foliage on daylily. By the middle of last week, more and more of you were stopping by or calling asking why your daylily plants were turning yellow. Someone even asked me about it at a graduation reception! It doesn’t matter where you live and garden, town or country, east or west, it’s happening.
First of all, don’t worry. Here’s the story we’re getting from our industry colleagues. Because they got such an early start this year, followed by cold and wet weather, which was followed by hot and dry weather, they are a little stressed. This is what you sometimes see later in the season with them after they bloom. It’s not a fungal or bacterial problem.
You can fertilize but otherwise there’s nothing to be done.
In the garden now
It’s not too late! When you think about it we still have more than 80 days in the season before the threat of frost. You can still get a host of vegetable crops going and don’t feel you’ve wasted your hard-earned dollars if you invest in some flowers either.
This is a great time to apply fertilizer to roses, perennials an shrubs.
Remember, you can plant trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals that are pot-grown any time of the year.
In celebration of “June is Perennial Month,” we are featuring a perennial variety on sale each week in a 4.5″ pot (88qt./832.79ml.) for $2.22 during June! The regular price is $4.79. These are limited to five per person, while supplies last. Here’s a great way to incorporate more color in your perennial garden.