Tips from Master Gardeners for June, plus wet weather tips

rose and buds in Amherst NY
Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

by Connie Oswald Stofko

To prevent and treat diseases in roses, now is the time for weekly spraying, according to June’s issue of WNY Gardening Matters, published by the Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension in Erie County.

The tips on rose care are in the article on what to do in the garden in June. That article also tells you what you spray, including organic suggestions.

The other articles in this month’s issue include one on the beautiful and interesting native trillium plant and an article on cutworms and broad mites.

Bonus tips: We’ve been having a lot of wet weather this spring, and you may find some of my articles from past years on Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com to be helpful.

With the drought last year, I saw almost no slugs, but they’re making a comeback in my yard. In this article from 2013, John Farfaglia, extension educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension in Niagara County, let us know how to deal with slugs and snails, what plant diseases to watch for and how to fertilize.

In a 2015 article, Farfaglia discusses mildew and blight, including those that affect vegetable plants.

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