It is the month of June,
The month of leaves and roses,
When pleasant sights salute the eyes
And pleasant scents the noses.
— Nathaniel Parker Willis, The Month of June
The dazzle of roses and headiness of new marriages tell us June is for lovers. The mad rush of early spring planting and making divisions has given way to more modest maintenance chores. Now that transplants are set and beans are coming up, weeding, watering and feeding take up the slack.
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