Seasonal Advice for June: Recipes, Gardening, Folklore

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Tips for Early Summer Fun in June!

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Enjoy our seasonal advice for June 2016, when everything’s coming up roses! June brings beautiful bouquets, delicious fruits and vegetables, and an urge to get out there and enjoy the sunshine. 

It is the month of June,
The month of leaves and roses,
When pleasant sights salute the eyes,
And pleasant scents the noses.

N. P. Willis (1807-67)

June, 2016 Calendar

June is named after the Roman goddess Juno, patroness of marriage and the well-being of women.

The men have their special day on Father’s Day: Sunday, June 19!  Read all about the history of Father’s Day here.

Tuesday, June 14 is Flag Day (U.S.). Be sure to raise the flag! See flag guidelines.

The summer solstice falls on Monday, June 20—heralding the start of summer! Enjoy our Summer Solstice page.

Friday, June 24 is Midsummer Day, traditionally the midpoint of the growing season, halfway between planting and harvesting.

June is also a big month for fishing. Check out the best fishing days for the year.

Recipes for the Season

Summer brings juicy fruit ripened by the Sun and many garden treats to the table! Try:
Zucchini and Tomato Casserole
Strawberry Delight Cake
Stuffed Artichokes

See “What’s in Season: Summer Recipes” more seasonal recipes.

Gardening

How are the tomatoes doing? See our Tomato Guide for pest control and plant care.

Got slugs, weeds, or other annoying insects? See our Pests and Problems library.

Mow grass when it’s 2 to 3 inches high. See our lawn care tips.

See our tips on how to keep bouquets fresh!

Home Hints

Wedding PlannerWedding season is upon us! Check your wedding weather and ideas for great wedding gifts.

Since the weather is warm, try saving some money this summer by using a clothesline to dry your clothes instead of the dryer.

Planning to paint the house? See how much paint you need and how to choose a paintbrush.

Nature

Let’s go fishing! Learn something new about trout and bass:
How to Catch and Cook Trout
Smallmouth Bass: What are They and How do you Catch One?

To help you catch this year’s prize fish, check out the Four Fundamentals of Successful Fishing.

Astronomy

Sky WatchLook up! Enjoy the night sky from your own backyard. See our June Sky Watch highlights.

In 2016, June’s Full Moon falls on the 20th. Many Native Americans used Moons to follow the seasons and called this the Full Strawberry Moon. Check the Full Moon times for YOUR location.

 

Folklore for the Season

folklore_photo-book-1318702_1280_quarter_width.jpgA dripping June brings all things in tune.

He who bathes in June will sing a merry tune.

If June be sunny, harvest comes early.

June damp and warm does the farmer no harm.

June’s Birth Flower: Honeysuckle or Rose

honeysuckle_june_birth_flower_1018x1280px_pixabay_quarter_width.jpgA rose in general indicates love or desire. Specific roses may relate other messages. For example, a white rose may mean “silence” or “I am worthy of you,” while a yellow rose signifies “jealousy.”

The honeysuckle denotes the bonds of love, or generous and devoted affection.

Click here for more about June’s birth month flower.

June’s Birthstone: The Pearl

pearl-june_birthstone_quarter_width.jpgPearls are associated with purity, honesty, and calmness. If you dream of a pearl ring, expect romance.

Click here for more about June’s birthstone.

 

 

June Birthdays

Humor is just another defense against the universe.melbrooksapr10_quarter_width.jpg

—Mel Brooks, American Comedian (b. June 28, 1926)

See more on our Birthdays page!

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