Monthly Archives: July 2013

What’s Blooming in July

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

  • Black-eyed Susan
  • Blue hydrangea
  • Butterfly Bush
  • Daylillies (Yellow and Orange)
  • Phlox
  • Rose of Sharon
  • Roses: all types and colors (salmon, red, yellow, pink, white, peach)
  • Shasta daisies
  • Snapdragon
  • White hydrangea
  • Zinnias

There are also raspberries and blueberries which are out in full force in July.

In addition, annuals and garden plants are developing nicely.  Vegetables that are ready for picking in July include: jalapeno peppers, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes.  The zucchini, corn and beans started from seed are just about ready.

Annuals are coming along nicely, including flowers such as marigolds, snapdragon, and zinnia to name a few.  Asters will be ready to pick in August.

Be sure to look at our calendar for July:

July 2013

Happy gardening. 🙂

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How to organize markers

For some reason, there is always an excess of markers at our house.  Here’s a simple way to keep your markers neat and organized.

Types of Markers

First, sort the markers by type:

  • Large markers (the wide ones)
  • Fine point markers (the tall, narrow ones)
  • Washable markers (for the smallest children)
  • Dry Erase Markers

Storage Solutions

For this project, we selected a utensil basket from Target.  Normally, it holds forks, spoons, knives and napkins.  For our project, it will serve as a portable art caddy

Organizing Your Markers

Next, insert 6 plastic cups into the caddy.  This will keep the markers separated and organized.

Lastly, place the markers in the cups.

Now your children are ready to work on any art project that comes their way.  The caddy is convenient because it has a handle that makes it easy to carry from room to room.

Happy coloring! 🙂

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