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Your Regional Garden News - Zone 6

June 1 to June 30

 

Discover what you should be doing right now.  Our experts share gardening advice, techniques, news, and ideas to make your garden the best ever.  

Here's what's happening in your gardening region:

The garden in early summer brings a change from the cool weather crops and flowers to those that enjoy hot sunny days and mild nighttime temperatures. Make sure you are ready for these changes:

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Gardening Tip of the Day

  • "There are several crocus-like autumn flowers. Their bulbs must be planted by mid August to bloom in October. So order now.
    Autumn crocus, sternbergia, and colchicum flowers all resemble popular spring crocuses. Plant them in a sunny spot in well-drained soil.
    Because of their late-season bloom time, the foliage of these fall bloomers has an unusual schedule. Colchicum leaves emerge in the spring and die down in early summer long before the colchicum flower (leafless) appears in the fall. Sternbergia foliage appears with the bloom, lasts all winter and dies in the spring. The foliage of autumn crocus emerges well after the flowers and lasts into spring.
    Saffron, collected from the fall crocus (C. sativus),is the orange stigma of the plant."