by Ray Allen
June is the last month for planting a wildflower meadow for summer bloom in most of the country. There's still time to have months of bloom this summer if you get your seed into the ground soon. It's also a great time to add more of your favorite annual species to borders and beds, to be sure you'll have plenty to enjoy and to cut. Remember, the annuals bloom in about 2 mos. from seed, and then keep blooming for about two months once they start. Perennials of course, can be seeded anytime during summer, but won't bloom until next year. The only thing about planting in June? You have to water a little more, as the heat builds up. (The fantastic field of poppies in the photo was planted last summer by our member, Jim McDowell in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.) Enjoy!