Well, good morning! Today's post is about what to do in the garden in July to keep from getting bored. It's a weak joke, we know, because no gardener has ever been bored in their garden, right?

🌸 Sow biennial flowers.

🍁 If there's a drought in your area, consider mulch to keep the soil moist longer.

✂️ Trim hedges, birches, maples, hornbeams, beeches, mock oranges, deutzias, and vines.

🍒 Prune cherries after fruiting – lower the crown and narrow the circumference, as cherries tend to grow upwards vigorously.

✂️ Perform sanitary pruning of fruit trees and shrubs: remove diseased, broken, or dry branches to reduce winter work and protect plants from disease.

🌾 Make tansy slurry; tansy is a golden plant for gardeners.

🌾 Sow cover crops – they will enrich the soil and benefit your future harvests, reducing the need for mineral fertilizers. Sow cover crops in places where crops have already been harvested, and you don't plan to sow anything else.

✂️ Cut off the faded flowers of peonies, roses, rhododendrons, azaleas, and spireas.

💦 Remember to fertilize vegetables regularly – every 2 weeks, you can use natural methods (e.g., vermicompost). If you use multi-component fertilizers, don't overdo it.

🌱 Prepare plant cuttings – this is the best time to prepare cuttings of clematis, hydrangeas, roses, gooseberries, buddleias, azaleas, dogwoods, forsythias, cotoneasters, laurels, magnolias, oleanders, hollies, smokebushes, cinquefoils, quinces, blood currants, spindles, deutzias, trumpet vines, honeysuckles, wisterias, Virginia creepers, and thujas.

✂️ Prune lavender after blooming.

Good luck!