June is for the Roses | A Note from Bridge Gardens

June 24, 2024

By Rick Bogusch

Bridge Gardens

June is certainly the month for roses. The Rose Garden is in full bloom now and thanks to volunteers Heidi Rain, Susan Barbieri and Mark McIntyre, it is kept neat and tidy by deadheading spent blossoms, raking up fallen petals and removing yellow and black-spotted leaves. The Herb Garden is also in full bloom this month with its late spring display of foxgloves, feverfew, valerian, poppies, Marguerite daisies and many more. As these fade and are cut back or removed, a new round of plantings will take their places for mid- and late summer blooms.


The Vegetable and Community Gardens have been planted and we are awaiting imminent harvests of peas, beets, carrots and green beans as we continue weeding, watering and fertilizing. Elsewhere in the Gardens, look for white false indigo, butterfly weed, oak-leaf hydrangea and elderberries, all native, and one of my favorite non-natives, Acanthus spinosus or spiny bear’s breech.


With so much to see, you should schedule a visit to Bridge Gardens right away and enjoy all the wonders heralding the start of summer. See you soon!

~~ Rick

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