Top 10 Ways to Celebrate June Outdoors

My Garden Life
June 6, 2017
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Month-Long Celebrations

1. National Fresh Fruit and Veggies Month – Resolve to harvest and use the fresh fruits and vegetables from your garden every week. Do you have an abundance of one vegetable? Arrange a trade with a friend who is growing different fruits and veggies.

2. National Rose Month – Throughout the month of June, cut flowers from your rose plants and feature them in a vase as a centerpiece or side table decoration. Are you looking for an activity to do as a family? Host a best in show, and vote on whose rose has the best color and whose rose has the best fragrance.

3. Perennial Gardening Month – A great place to start is by exploring the difference between an annual and perennial and we made it easy by breaking it down for you – Know Your Plants – Annual vs. Perennial. You can even use our Plant Library to check out all kinds of perennials that you can look for at your local garden center.

Week-Long Observances

4. Watermelon Seed Spitting Week – June 22 through 25 – Watermelon is delicious AND fun! Use this week to get your kids outside noshing on tasty fruit and engage them in a little healthy competition. All you need is watermelon and some water soluble spray paint. Spray the grass with white lines (which will wash away in the next rain) and line up the kids to see who can spit the farthest.

5. National Mosquito Control Awareness Week – June 25 through July 1 – Mosquitoes can be quite annoying, so take this week to brush up on natural ways to repel and control mosquitoes. You can even turn it into a summer craft project for the family; simply take empty soup cans, wax, citronella oil and a wick to make homemade citronella candles. You can even dress up the cans with some twine, perfect for a simple summer barbecue decoration.

Holidays

6. National Gardening Exercise Day – June 6 – Did you know you could burn up to 600 calories per hour working on your lawn or in your garden? Get out and get fit doing something you love!

7. Herbs & Spices Day – June 10 – There is something so rewarding about seeing your garden come to life and being able to use its bounty in the kitchen. Try some of our favorite rubs and marinades featuring fresh herbs to fire up the flavor this June.

8. Red Rose Day – June 12 – Red roses are the symbol of love and romance. It is also the June birth flower. Take this day to show your love for someone special in your life with red roses.

9. Weed Your Garden Day – June 13 – We know…it’s your least favorite thing to do, but it promotes healthier plants AND as a bonus, it burns calories!

10. International Picnic Day – June 18 – Be spontaneous, pack a basket and take your special someone outdoors for a simple yet thoughtful meal.

Bonus Holidays

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day – June 9

Strawberry Shortcake Day – June 14

Fresh Veggies Day – June 16

National Orange Blossom Day – June 27

What’s your favorite June gardening holiday to celebrate? Tell us below in the comments!

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