9th Weekend Of The Summer Gardening Season

Gardening by the Moon Weekend To-Do

An idea as old as agriculture, based both folklore and superstition but there are scientific ideas to back it up.

  • Lunar Phase: 2nd Quarter Begins On Friday, August 5
  •  Saturday-Sunday: Moon in the sign of Virgo - Plant flowering vines
    • Mandevilla vines have large lush leaves with large tropical flowers. They're available in white, pink and red.

Later in the Week

  • Tuesday - Thursday: Moon in the sign of Libra - Plant seasonal color  
    • Zinnias are one of the best annuals to plant in a sunny location where deer are a problem. Profusion Zinnias spread rapidly,  to eighteen inches tall and two feet wide. 
Other Things To-do
  • Be sure to keep the area under fruit trees clear of fallen and rotting fruit. All this debris is a perfect breeding ground for problems such as Yellow Jackets, Roof Rats, and other rodents. 
  • When deadheading roses, be sure to cut the flowers off close to a leaf bud. Black stem tips naturally occur from leaving excess stem tissue.
  • .Spent roses are cut off close to a leaf bud. When you leave too much of the stem, it will die back naturally, leaving black tips.