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What to Do in Your Garden in June. (Checklist: Northern California)

Magazine article Sunset

What to Do in Your Garden in June. (Checklist: Northern California)

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PLANTING

* CANNAS. Zones 7-9, 14-17: Set out 'Tropicanna', noted for its green-, pink-, red-, and yellow-striped burgundy foliage and bright orange flowers. If these colors don't work in your garden, try 'Black Knight' (red with dark burgundy foliage), 'Miss Oklahoma' (melon pink with deep green foliage), or 'Richard Wallace' (bright yellow with apple green leaves). If you can't find plants at your local nursery, have them order one for you from Monrovia Nursery (wholesale only). In zones 1 and 2, plant in large pots, or be prepared to dig and store plants next winter.

* HERBS. To make sure you have enough basil and cilantro to use fresh and for cooking through the summer and fall, plant successive crops of seeds every six to eight weeks. For basil, try 'Mrs. Burns' Lemon', 'Salad Leaf', or one of the wonderful aromatic Italian types, such as 'Italian Pesto' or 'Profuma di Genova'. Choose a slow-bolt (slow to set seed) variety of cilantro. (All types are available from Renee's Garden, sold on seed racks at nurseries or online at www.reneesgarden.com).

* PLANTS FOR DAD. Nurseries carry a great assortment of interest plants suitable for gifts on Father's Day. Consider a blooming bonsai, bougainvillea, daylily, or gardenia, or a citrus tree such as 'Clementine' tangerine, 'Improved Meyer' lemon, or kumquat.

* VEGETABLES. Sow seeds of beans (bush and pole types). For corn, try one of the super sweet or sugary enhanced varieties, which stay sweeter longer after harvest. …

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