Choose plants that appeal to pollinators, plus more great tips for June

Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko
Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

When adding new plants to your garden, choose those that support bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinating insects. They love fall asters.

That’s one of the tips for June contained in WNY Gardening Matters, published monthly by the Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension in Erie County.

Another tip: Apple trees usually set more fruit than they can support and drop some young fruit in what’s called
the “June drop.” Six inches between fruits is optimum, so wait until the fruit fall is finished before deciding how much additional fruit to remove.

The article has more tips on pruning as well as other tasks to do in the garden now.

The June issue also has articles on impatiens and downy mildew and an invasive plant called hairy bittercress.

You can read all of the articles for free.

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