Robby's Nursery | 4002 Terracotta Ct Bakersfield, CA 93314

May/June Newsletter 2016

Home Gardener’s Newsletter May & June 2016 Here’s some articles you will find in this month’s issue: May & June Gardening Tips Time to Plant Flowers! More Plants Equal A Longer Life Plant a Kitchen Garden! May & June Gardening Tips Vegetable planting continues! Get those warm-season vegetables planted if you haven’t already. Plant new sections every 3 weeks of beets, beans, corn and radish to provide successive harvests. Pick out some new roses! Our gorgeous new varieties in stock have been bred to be more disease resistant and carefree than most of the older varieties. Check the soil regularly around new plants for moisture. Even drought tolerant plants need watering until established. For trees and shrubs planted now, even tough varieties, you’ll need to water at least through the first summer, although mulching will reduce the need for watering as frequently. Make plants happy and use less water by mulching! Apply a 2-4 inch layer, and add more mulch yearly. Time to Plant Flowers!    There is no doubt that we experienced April showers, so it must be time for May flowers! We’re bursting at the seams with colorful plants you can put in now and enjoy. Here are just a few of the annuals, perennials, and groundcovers we have to offer as plants and seeds, in useful categories to help you find what you need. Ask us to point out others for your planting project. • Flowers that attract butterflies: asters, lantana, marigolds, zinnias, tithonia, most daisy-like flowers, butterfly bush (Buddelia). • Great flowers for cutting: Alstroemeria, Shasta daisy, statice, scabiosa, coreopsis, zinnias, asters. • Flowers for containers: ageratum, alyssum, impatiens, coleus, petunias, lobelia, tapien verbenas. • Flowers that trail: verbena, sweet potato vine, sweet alyssum, cascading petunias, calibrachoa hybrids, ivy geranium, scaevola, bacopa, nasturtiums....