Monthly Archives: June 2013

What’s Blooming in June

Did you ever wonder what blooms in June? We’ve put together a summary of some of the flowers and trees that bloom in Zone 5 in June:

  • Black-eyed Susan
  • Blue hydrangea
  • Daylillies (Yellow and Orange)
  • Roses: various types and colors (salmon, red, yellow, pink, white, peach)
  • Strawberries
  • Weigela
  • White hydrangea
  • Zinnia

There are also green raspberries and green blueberries, which will be ready to pick in July.

In addition, annuals and garden plants are developing nicely.  There are flowers on the tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and zucchini, which will turn into vegetables soon.  Annuals are coming along nicely, including flowers such as asters, marigolds, snapdragon, and zinnia to name a few.

Be sure to look at our calendar for June:

June 2013

Happy gardening. 🙂

You may also enjoy the following articles.

What’s Blooming in April

What’s Blooming Now

How to store school work from year to year

Now that school is out for the summer, you are left with lots of artwork and school work.  Summer is a great time to tackle this project.

Step 1: Start by sorting through the papers to determine which ones to keep, and which ones to toss.

Step 2: Store in a plastic, air-tight container.  We opted for a 12×12 scrapbooking case.  It is large enough to hold the school-sized papers.  We can also add on each year, with the same size container.

12 x 12 Scrapbook Case Label

Step 3: Label the container with your child’s name, grade and year.

For example: Joseph – Grade 2 – 2012-2013

Happy organizing!

What’s For Dinner? Turkey Burgers

Looking for something quick and healthy to make for your family in 30 minutes or less?  Consider a turkey burger.  They have a lot of protein and contain less fat than hamburgers.

On the menu tonight:

  • Turkey Burger with Montreal Seasoning
  • Green and Red Romaine Lettuce with Honey Mustard Dressing

 Turkey Burger with Montreal Steak Seasoning

  • Pre-heat George Foreman Grill
  • Season turkey burgers with Montreal Steak seasoning
  • Cook for 5-10 minutes, depending on thickness of meat
  • Place whole wheat hamburger rolls on plate
  • Add slice of cheddar cheese (optional)

Green and Red Romaine Lettuce

  • Rinse lettuce
  • Add vegetables as desired (cucumber, grape tomato, shredded carrots)
  • Serve with Newman’s Lite Honey Mustard Dressing

Set the table, pour your drinks and then it’s time to serve dinner. 🙂