Category: This week in the garden

In the Organic Garden: Week of August 14, 2017

orange flower sunflower

August 14 to 20, 2017: It’s mid-August and time to prepare for fall. We’re overseeding bare spots in the lawn, planting out fall vegetables, and ordering bulbs to plant in October.

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In the Organic Garden: Week of August 7, 2017

butterfly flower coneflower

August 7 to 13, 2017: We’re spending this week pruning wisteria, weeding, and watching butterflies in the borders.

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What to See and Do in the Zone 6 August Garden

butterfly coneflower garden

Savor long summer evenings in the garden, but don’t forget the bug spray!

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In the Organic Garden: Week of July 31, 2017

red sunflower

July 31 to August 6, 2017: This week in the garden, we’re refreshing tired summer pots and deadheading plants to keep them blooming.

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In the Organic Garden: Week of July 24, 2017

pink zinnia bee

July 24 to 30, 2017: This week, we’re harvesting summer vegetables, deadheading in the borders, and doing summer pruning on wisteria.

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In the Organic Garden: Week of July 17, 2017

daisy garen bee pollinator

July 17 to 23, 2017: We’re weeding, planting fall vegetables, and watching the bees and butterflies for KIB’s Pollinator Count!

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In the Organic Garden: Week of July 10, 2017

garden sign

July 10 to 16, 2017: It’s the first week of the Spotts Flower Farm subscription! We’re harvesting from our flower farm and arranging bouquets to deliver to our clients. 

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In the Organic Garden: Week of July 3, 2017

bee balm red flower garden pollinator

July 3 to 9, 2017: We’re spending this Independence Day in the garden. Spread a blanket on the lawn and enjoy the floral fireworks!

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What to See and Do in the Zone 6 July Garden

july garden coneflower grass

Thanks to record high temperatures and drought, gardens are looking dry. We expect to see fewer fall blooms that we usually do; and so many trees are losing leaves, it looks like September out there!

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In the Organic Garden: Week of June 26, 2017

balloon flower blue

June 26 to July 2, 2017: We’re spending this week weeding, patrolling for disease among our plants, and taking softwood cuttings to expand our plantings. We’re also summer pruning our fruit trees in rein in their rampant growth. 

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