For June 2016, everything’s coming up roses! June brings beautiful bouquets, delicious fruits and vegetables, and an urge to get out there and enjoy the sunshine. Enjoy our seasonal advice …
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 19th! Read all about the history of Father’s Day here.
The summer solstice falls on Monday, June 20th—heralding the start of summer! Enjoy our Summer Solstice page.
Since ancient times, June is the time for weddings, feasts, and revelry, especially on Midsummer Day, Friday, June 24th.
June is also a big month for fishing. Check out the best fishing days for the year.
Recipes for the Season
See “What’s in Season: Summer Recipes” more seasonal recipes.
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!
Since the weather is warm, try saving some money this summer by using a clothesline to dry your clothes instead of the dryer.
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.
Look up! Enjoy the night sky from your own backyard. See our June Sky Watch highlights.
Folklore for the Season
A 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
A 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
Pearls are associated with purity, honesty, and calmness. If you dream of a pearl ring, expect romance.
Click here for more about June’s birthstone.
Humor is just another defense against the universe.
—Mel Brooks, American Comedian (b. June 28, 1926)
See more on our Birthdays page!