June SKI Tips
Prune spring-flowering shrubs after blooms fade.
Keep grass mowed to 2.5 inches tall.
Replace pansies and other spring annuals with summer annuals and perennials.
To attract butterflies:
Sprinkle flowers with a mixture of sugar and water
Arrange flat stones for resting
Provide shallow water for drinking
Choose bright colors for flowers especially purple, red
Plant lavender, asters and butterfly bushes.
Asparagus is a member of the lily family and has both male and female plants.
Fun Indiana roadtrip—Willowfield Lavender Farm in Mooresville, Indiana. Check out their website at www.willowfieldlavender.com.
Squirrels and dogs have sweaty feet. Their sweat glands are between the footpads and paws between toes and when they get hot or excited they leave wet tracks. They also use foot sweat to mark their territorial trees.
Garlic lowers blood pressure but may increase risk of bleeding.
More than three thousand years ago, children in Egypt played with large hoops of dried grapevines propelling them along the ground with a stick or swung around at the waist. The “Hula Hoop” was introduced in 1958.
The term “flea market” can be traced back to the insect-ridden merchandise of early European markets. In the 1880s, Parisians named their famous flea market Marche aux Puces, “market of fleas”.
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