Saturday, March 31, 2012



Botanical Garden Celebrates 50 Years of “Silent Spring”

Chapel Hill:  Three April events planned by the North Carolina Botanical Garden celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of “Silent Spring,” Rachel Carson’s classic and revolutionary exposé of toxic chemical use in the U.S.

On April 18, Botanical Garden Director Peter White (faculty in UNC’s Department of Biology) leads a discussion, in book-club format, on the impact of “Silent Spring” on the environmental movement. Participants will independently read “Silent Spring” using study questions provided by Dr. White ahead of time. Advance registration is required, and those interested should call now to sign up: 919-962-0522. There is a small fee.

The second event is a morning Bird Walk at Mason Farm Biological Reserve, part of the North Carolina Botanical Garden. The Saturday, April 21, walk will be led by Cynthia Fox, bird expert and owner of Chapel Hill’s Wild Bird Center. Advance registration is required and there is a small fee; call 919-962-0522. Mason Farm is a 367-acre reserve in Chapel Hill that encompasses both forests and old fields supporting a great diversity of wildlife. Visitation is by permit only, available at the Botanical Garden.

The third event is a lecture by Dr. Priscilla Coit Murphy, scholar and author of “What a Book Can Do: The Publication and Reception of Silent Spring.” The free lecture is on Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. in the Botanical Garden’s Reeves Auditorium. Please call ahead to reserve a seat: 919-962-0522. Dr. Coit Murphy offers a vivid recounting of the events in 1962 leading up to and following to the publication of “Silent Spring.” “My goal is to bring immediacy to the anniversary and the book’s unique ability to enable a single citizen to place a matter of public importance in the forums of debate,” says Coit Murphy.

The North Carolina Botanical Garden is located at 100 Old Mason Farm Road off Fordham Boulevard in Chapel Hill. Admission to gardens, trails, and exhibits is free. More information at or 919-962-0522.

Saturday, March 24, 2012


Fayetteville-City of Dogwoods
April 27-29, 2012

The 30th Annual Fayetteville Dogwood Festival will offer something for everyone.  Fireworks, amusements, entertainment, 5K/10K race, free admission and parking with shuttle service. There will also be craftspeople and artisans, local and national,  to please your creative eye.  You can check it out by going to

Chapel Hill
April 27, 2012

Big Band Music Lovers-take note.  The North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra will present the music of Benny Goodman, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, etc at Hill Hall Auditorium at 8pm.  Ticket cost is very friendly to your wallet.  Check it out at

Charlotte-UNC Botanical Gardens
April 20-21, 2012

A great chance to enhance your garden with native plants and unusual botanicals at one of the state's largest plant sales.  Carnivorous plants, wildflowers, trees, shrubs,orchids plus lots more will be available.  the public greenhouse and gardens of the Botanical Gardens benefit from this sale.  Admission is free.  The sale is from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day.  If you are unable to attend, urge your gardening friends in Charlotte to take advantage of this fun event.

April 13-15, 2012
Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour

11 of Wilmington's most beautiful private gardens will be open to tour. These gardens feature different styles with ideas to steal for our own home wonderlands.  You will see formal gardens, unique outdoor living spaces plus landscapes with a contemporary touch.  For further information go to

Further afield offerings for the Flower and Garden enthusiasts are:

Memphis Flower Show
April 27-29,2012

This Garden Club of America Major Flower Show will be held the Dixon Gallery and Gardens.  The Memphis Garden Club offers this flower show free of charge.  Floral interpretations of early 1900s American Scene and Modernist paintings are the highlights. An exhibit of botanical photographs will also be presented.

Rochester, New York
Lilac Festival
May 11-20, 2012

Lilacs represent spring to me.  I remember them from my grandmother's garden.  Their glorious scent and the way they swayed softly in the breeze.  If, like me, you have fond memories of lilac-time, you might want to take in this festival.  It is a 10 day event with something for everyone in the family.  It showcases the world's largest lilac collection, planted in 1892 by horticulturist John Dunbar.  Flowers, vendors, food, music, etc lead up to the Lilac Parade with dancers and decorated floats.

London, England
Chelsea Flower Show
May 22-26, 2012

The sine qua non of flower shows.  This world class event, presented by the Royal Horticultural Society on the grounds of Chelsea Royal Hospital,  is where new plant varieties are introduced and botanical trends are launched.  The Show Gardens designed by names of the horticultural world and selected members of the British gardening public are the keystone of this event.  Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Garden Inspiration - Time to fill the pots

Barbara has a special blog which I love.  It is called American Garden History and my first love is history and my second is gardens.  Today blog entry "Time to fill the pots" caught my eye and
Take a look at her blog and check out her archives if you have the same duel loves.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Upcoming programs and classes SARAH P DUKE GARDENS

Classes and programs include:
                Nature Adventures Camp (spring break & summer)
All new & expanded programs, and it's filling up fast. Spring break camp “CAMP OUT” is schedule for April 9 – 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with extended care available from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Participant Limit: 12 Fee: $150, extended care for an additional $75 weekly fee.

In this new mini-film by Gardens volunteer Fred Westbrook, children talk about the allure of exploring at Duke Gardens.

                Nature for Sprouts begins Friday, April 6 through April 27, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For children ages 3-5, with adult chaperone.
                Join us for a month of Friday morning seasonal explorations. Programs incorporate stories, movement, music, outdoor adventures, and creative
projects while the children explore plants, habitats and animals in the Gardens.
Participant Limit: 12 children. Fee: $24; Friends $20. Please call 919-668-1707 to register.

                Wind World is scheduled for Saturday, March 24, from 1 – 2:30 p.m. For children ages 5-7, with adult chaperone
                Where does the wind come from? Where does it go? Learn about this force of nature and build tools to help you ‘see’ the wind.
                Participant Limit: 12 children. Fee: $6; Friends $5. Please call 919-668-1707 to register.

Vegetable Gardening:            Spring Season starts March 22, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. For adult
                Learn about planning and planting the summer garden, working with your soil, planning for heat, and water-wise strategies to use
in the vegetable garden. Participant Limit: 15. Fee: $75; Friends $60. Home Horticulture Certificate elective. Please call 919-668-1707 to register.

Early Spring Jewels with Ken Moore meets on March 31, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For adult participants
Hike around Penny’s Bend looking for the Dutchman’s breeches, trout lily and other signs of spring. Activity level: moderately strenuous.
Participant Limit: 15 Fee: $18; Friends $15. Meet at Penny’s Bend, directions will be provided.
Master Naturalist Certificate elective. Please call 919-668-1707 to register.

Learn from the Masters is scheduled for 3 Saturdays, March 31 – April 14, from 8 – 10 a.m. Instructors Mark Riedy and John Wigmore
                Go from ordinary to extraordinary photographs in three easy steps. Learn how masterful photographers, such as Ansel Adams, worked to create great images despite the limitations of film and post production. Mark and John have studied photography and several master photographers for more than 35 years. Their approach will give you tools to make thoughtful choices and deliver amazing photographs through careful study and planning.
Participation Limit: 20 Fee: $95; Friends $75. Nature Photography Certificate elective. Please call 919-668-1707 to register.

Save the Date notices: Spring Family Fun days begin April 15, and continue on April 29, May 6 and May 20, free activities in the Gardens from noon to 3:00 p.m.
The Nature Ranger Cart makes its seasonal appearance, scheduled for all Friday mornings in April, May, and June from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Paperhand Puppet Intervention performs “The Big Tent Cabaret Road Show” at the Gardens on June 10 – call now for tickets, 668-1707.

Calling All Women! Habitat's Women Build

Calling All Women!

What is Women Build? 
Habitat's volunteer program for women who want to learn construction skills and build homes and communities.  Women Build brings together women from all walks of life to address the housing crisis facing millions of women and children worldwide .  Women Build events have helped to construct more than 1,900 homes.  In Durham, 5 Women Build homes have been built!  This year, we plan to begin building Women Build home #6 in September.  No experience is necessary!  Join us as we fundraise, train and prepare for the 2012 Women Build!    

What is my first step? 
Come to the Habitat for Humanity of Durham Women Build Kickoff Tuesday, March 20 at 6 p.m. at the Hill House located at 900 S Duke Street in Durham.  Learn about Habitat, Women Build and how your efforts can help build homes, hope and community.  Women made items will be available for donations towards the 2012 Women Build homesponsorship - help get Women Build fundraising started March 20!

For more information and to RSVP contact Roxanne.  The more the merrier - please help us spread the word! 

Shop on March 20!
Before or after the kickoff, do your grocery shopping at Whole Foods in Durham.  5% of the total sales of the day will be donated to Habitat of Durham!  Click HERE for more information!   

The Chapel Hill Spring Garden Tour

The Chapel Hill Spring Garden Tour will be held on April 14 & 15, and we would like to invite you and your club members. The tour will include eight beautiful private gardens, the North Carolina Botanical Garden, and the school garden of Scroggs Elementary School. Proceeds from the Tour benefit the North Carolina Botanical Garden and the Community Service Projects of the Chapel Hill Garden Club.

Please see our website for ticket information and a virtual tour:
Gillings Garden on East Franklin

Monday, March 12, 2012

Kiefer Customer Appreciation Week


Kiefer Customer Appreciation Week

APRIL 19th - 22nd
Lots of FREE STUFF and SALES too good to miss out on!

Grand Opening for Miss Lily's Pad, Kiefer's new Home and Garden Shop is set for Thurs. March, 29th

Buy one, Get one FREE!


Come check out one of our best-selling Evergreen Trees!
Bookmark their website for all your future needs.

The Shamrock

May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow.
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
—Irish Blessing 


Irish legends tell us that when St. Patrick brought Christianity to Ireland, he used the shamrock—the three-leaf clover—to teach the island dwellers about the Holy Trinity, the divine Three-In-One.
Long before St. Patrick, however, the herb was used by the ancient Celts as part of their fertility ritual. The three leaves represented the triple goddess (maiden, mother, crone), and the ashes of burned plants were broadcast over the fields to promote growth.
During the Irish Rebellion in 1798 the shamrock took on still another meaning as a symbol of defiance. Anyone caught "wearing the green" could be condemned to death as a traitor. Today, the shamrock is recognized around the world as a symbol of Ireland, especially on St. Patrick's Day, when everybody is Irish!
In The Herbal or General History of Plants (1597), John Gerard describes several important medicinal uses of the three-leaf clover, which he called trefoil. "The leaves boiled with a little barrowes grease [the fat of a neutered male pig], and used as a poultice, take away hot swellings and inflammations." To treat the eyes: "Trefoile (especially that with the black halfe Moon upon the leafe) stamped [pounded] with a little honie, takes away the pin and web in the eies [film], ceaseth the paine and inflammation thereof..."
In The English Physician (1652), the astrological herbalist Nicholas Culpeper says that the plant is ruled by Mercury, and adds: "Country people do also in many places drink the juice thereof against the biting of an adder; and having boiled the herb in water, they first wash the place with the decoction, and then lay some of the herb also to the hurt place."
The word "shamrock" is derived from the Gaelic word seamrog, "summer plant." 
May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks,
May your heart be as light as a song,
May each day bring you bright, happy hours
That stay with you all the year long.
—Irish Blessing

From Susan Wittig Albert's blog "All About Thyme"

Monday, March 5, 2012

Historic Tarboro’s 2012 Garden Symposium

Historic Tarboro’s 2012 Garden Symposium

Historic Tarboro’s Blount-Bridgers Garden Symposium will take place Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Calvary Episcopal Church, c. 1833, 406 E. Church St. beginning at 8:30 AM.  The morning session will feature Martha Hartley, Researcher and Planner, Div. of Restoration of Old Salem Museums and Gardens who will speak on Native Plants, Trees, & Shrubs of Old Salem.  The afternoon session will feature Michael McConkey, owner of Edible Landscaping, Afton, VA who will talk about how we can mix edibles into our existing landscapes.

Tickets are $60.00 for the day or $40.00 for the morning session or $40.00 for the afternoon session.  The morning will include a light breakfast registration, Martha Hartley’s lecture, luncheon in the historic Calvary Episcopal Churchyard, fabulous garden vendors including great plant vendors, a tour of Calvary Episcopal Churchyard, the Blount-Bridgers garden, and 2 private gardens.  The afternoon session will include Michael McConkey’s lecture, fabulous garden vendors, a tour of eight area gardens, and 4 PM afternoon tea in the Blount-Bridgers Gardens.

Tickets may be purchased at the Blount-Bridgers House at 130 Bridgers Street (252-823-4159) open Wed.-Sat. 10-4; Tarboro-Edgecombe Chamber of Commerce (252-823-7241), or the Edgecombe County Memorial Library (252-823-1141).  On the day of the tour tickets can be purchased at Calvary Episcopal Church from 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Ticket prices will then be $70.00 and $50.00.

For group rates of 5+, special hotel rates, tickets, or any additional information contact  Candis Owens at, 252-823-5770 or cell 252-883-7856.

Saturday, March 3, 2012



Quote from the Iron Lady (Margaret Thatcher)  Prime Minister, Great Britain.

"Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.  It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you had everything to do, and you've done it."  Doesn't this ring true and doesn't it give great insight to her character?

Cats and Plants

I would like to recommend a website which talks about cats and plants.  This was in the monthly newsletter I receive from my vet. I hope many of you cat lovers find the information valuable.   This site lists plants that are not injurious to our feline friends and those which are.  Check out

Kiefer Landscaping and Nursery Opens for Spring

March 8th is the opening date for Kiefer Landscaping and Nursery at 2450 S. Alston Avenue, Durham.   Lots of surprises and goodies await you at this hidden garden treasure when you visit. Japanese Cedars are the opening special offer. On March 13th a class on Deer Resistant Plants for the NC Garden is offered. This is just one of the many classes available through the coming year.   Customer Appreciation Week with free hot dogs, give-aways,  special sale items and family activities will be held April 19th-22nd.  Miss Lily's Pad, their new home and garden shop, offering an expanded selection of items for outdoor living, opens soon.

I like Kiefer because their nursery stock survives my black thumb.  The plants I purchased from them before they closed survived "wonderfully well" [as the PA Dutch say] while those I got from another place died. They weren't purchased at end of season either! The advice I got from the nursery staff  was excellent.  Plus the plants are distinctive, I did not see them at any other nursery.   Visit them, talk to them, ask questions, discover this hidden treasure.  Tell them you discovered them on the DCGC Blog.

Note to Garden Club Program Chairman for the coming year:  Kiefer has a wonderful outdoor area where your club can hear a program from one of their experts and then tour the water gardens, the nursery and the koi house.  There is talk of offering refreshments and a discount on all nursery stock and plants purchased by your club when your meeting is held at Kiefer!  This sounds like a win-win for all program chairman.

The Gloucester Daffodil Festival  March 24-25, 2012

Looking for a great day trip with potential for expansion into a weekend mini-vacation?  Plan to visit the Gloucester Daffodil Festival in Gloucester, VA .  Therewill be a Daffodil parade along with entertainment, food and crafts.  BUT the best part is you can visit Brent and Becky's Bulb Farm for a walking guided tour by local Master Gardeners.  A 'Yellow Daffodil School Bus' will carry you from all the activities to see the Various Gardens, Brent and Becky offer.  There are a Catalogue Garden, a Courtyard Garden, a Children's Garden, a Native Garden to name a few.  Great Northern Neck seafood is available along with interesting shops.  You can even take a quick run up to Yorktown .  You can visit Montross, Irvington and the Tides Inn or Williamsburg or you can just savor Gloucester.  This is the area where Virginia and our Nation started.  (Would you believe I am a Virginian?)

Green Valley Book Fair, March 20-25,2012
Mt. Crawford, Virginia

Last Fall the Heritage Garden Club Travelers had a day out which included shopping, sales and good food in two states-NC and VA.  We visited Green Valley Book Fair in Mt. Crawford, Va just south of Harrisonburg, VA  for outstanding values on recently published books--really, really good prices on a wide range of books, stuffed children's animals and special items.  The cookbook, craft and garden selections  were very good.  The prices enticed us to stock up.  It's open  4-5 times a year for only 2 weeks.  Go to for info about the upcoming sale. We had dinner at Mrs. Rowe's Restaurant, Staunton, Va just off Rte 81.  The fried chicken is great.  The cream pies, especially the coconut and the banana cream, are fabulous.  If you stop in Staunton , visit the American Shakespeare Center Blackfriars Playhouse.  The Playhouse replicates the stage of Shakespeare's time.  No cushy seats here!  Great theatre.  Plays focus mainly on those performed at the Globe in Shakespeare's time but there are some modern works.  For history buffs, Woodrow Wilson's Presidential Library and Museum are here. Visit the Fashion Gallery in Verona, VA for classic upscale clothes, gifts and accessories-all with a Southern flair.  The sales racks were fantastic. Sale prices better than Marshall' s or T J Maxx.  Stop here before sampling Mrs. Rowe's good country cooking. We did this all in one day-we were really exhausted but happy!


USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

The intent of the hardiness zone map has always been as a guide to gardeners. In a general way, it allows us to standardize how we think and talk about plant hardiness. So it’s also useful to other plant growers and researchers, and it serves as a basis for the USDA Risk Management Agency’s crop insurance standards program. This most recent version was jointly developed by USDA’s Agricultural Research Service and Oregon State University’s PRISM Climate Group. It’s available at for access.

The map is characterized by a series of colorful bands that cross the country from east to west. These represent temperature “zones” that differ in10° F increments; each zone is further subdivided into two 5° F temperature increments (designated “a” and “b”, with “a” being cooler than “b”). These incremental temperature zones represent average annual minimum temperatures. They do not indicate the coldest temperature ever recorded or that will ever occur in an area.

Piedmont Farm Tour

Dear Friends of Food and Farming,

Springtime is Farm Tour time and CFSA has two awesome tours coming up this season!  Save the dates for our Piedmont Farm Tour (April 28-29)

 and Upstate Farm Tour (June 2-3)! I don't have a web site for this one yet.
4 of us from Heritage went last year.  WOW and AWESOME!! are my favorite expressions
for the day.  Fun and informative and if you want to do something special for your children
and grandchildren pack the car and go.  YOU WILL NOT REGRET THE DAY!! and they
will remember petting the animals and tasting the fresh food.  I purchased several great
plants at a wonderful price.

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Caffeine: the most widely consumed drug in the world

By Carrie Lamont (carrielamont)
February 21, 2012

Before Meeting on Tuesday Mar 6th

Caffeine: you can chew caffeinated gum, use caffeinated soap or even caffeinated lip balm. Cosmetics promise you will look brighter and more alert if you use their caffeine-containing creams. More plants contain caffeine than you're probably aware of, some of which you can grow and some of which are found only deep in the Amazon jungle. It is the only known psychoactive drug that can be sold with absolutely no regulation. Caffeine has been keeping humans awake for thousands and thousands of years. Exactly where does this enervating chemical occur, and how does it benefit the plant producing it?

why would a plant want caffeine?
The last question seems to be the easiest to answer: plants which contain caffeine, while they may make goats have trouble sleeping, are generally less bothered by insect and other predators. Caffeine (in its purest, chemical form) is quite bitter, a fact of which beginning coffee drinkers are all too aware. The soil around a caffeine producing plant is usually impregnated with the substance, protecting the 'caffeinated' plant from predators for several yards. But which are these caffeine-producing plants?

not just coffee or tea
We all know that coffee and tea contain caffeine—some of us couldn't be without it. Since both coffee and tea have been discussed at length in their own articles, I'll let you refer to those for more information. If you want to know how much caffeine is in your favorite pick-me-up, go to this article from the Mayo clinic or this one from the Center for Science in the Public Interest. But there are a number of less well-known caffeine-producers with you may not be familiar. 

Most English-speaking, Christmas-celebrating folks have a very clear picture of holly in their heads! It has leathery, dark green leaves which have thorns all around them and bright red berries, right? Most of them come in female (with the berries) and male (with inconspicuous pollen) forms; you need to plant at least one male holly in the vicinity of your showy female hollies. [I only know all this because I was considering planting a pair of holly bushes.] Holly leaves are ubiquitous on Christmas wrapping paper and greeting cards. But the Ilex genus, consisting of hollies and other shrubs with colored berries, occurs throughout the Americas and Asia, from Paraguay to mainland China! And it is from this genus that three of our "caffeinated plants" emerge.

CSurprisingly, several American hollies are caffeine producers. Take the Yaupon Holly, or Ilex vomitoria, which is native to North America, found along the southeastern coast from as far north as Maryland and west to parts of Texas. In fact, I. vomitoria is a popular landscaping plant for xeriscaping conditions today and has several cultivars. Early Europeans in the area observed Native Americans drinking a beverage made from boiling or infusing the leaves or the twigs of I. vomitoria and then vomiting, hence the name "vomitoria." It is believed these days that the beverage in question contained nothing stronger than a very large dose of caffeine, and the ritual regurgitation came from other substances that were added before it was consumed. Never-the-less, the name I. vomitoria is what the plant got stuck with. I. vomitoria is a high caffeine-producer, and infusions of leaves or twigs are still drunk by some locals. Please check with your health care provider first!

Farmers Almanac Long Range Weather Forcast

Southeast U.S.
Long Range Weather Forecast for February 24th - April 27th
Includes Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida

Thought you could plan your gardening schedule
March 2012

1st-3rd. Fair, pleasantly mild.

4th-7th. Stormy, then return to fair weather.

8th-11th. Showery along Gulf Coast; fair elsewhere.

12th-15th. Mainly clear, quite mild.

16th-19th. Some rain, mainly southern, central Florida.

20th-23rd. Fair.
24th-27th. Showers, then fair, quite mild.

28th-31st. Fair, warm, turning unsettled.
April 2012
1st-3rd. Thunderstorms, then fair.

4th-7th. Tranquil.

8th-11th. Showery, then fair. Showers may fall in Augusta 
   for  the final round of golf's Masters Tournament.

12th-15th. Rainy, windy, thundery.

16th-19th. Mostly fair.

20th-23rd. Rains fall from Gulf Coast through Carolinas, then
   fair skies.

24th-27th. Pleasant.

Gardening by the Moon Calendar from the Farmers' Almanac
The Farmers Almanac Gardening by the Moon Calendar is determined by our age-old formula and applies generally to regions where the climate is favorable.
March 2012

1st   Seeds Planted Now Tend To Rot In The Ground.

2nd-4th   Best Planting Days For Aboveground Crops,
   Especially Peas, Beans, Cucumbers And Squash, Where
   Climate Is Suitable. Plant Seedbeds And Flower Gardens.

5th-8th   A Most Barren Period, Best For Killing Plant Pests
   Or Doing Chores Around The Farm.

9th-11th   Favorable Days For Planting Root Crops, Fine For
   Sowing Hay, Fodder Crops, And Grains. Plant Flowers.

12th-13th   Excellent Time For Planting Root Crops That Can
    Be Planted Now, And For Starting Seedbeds. Good Days
    For Transplanting.

14th-16th   Poor Planting Days.

17th-18th   Any Root Crops That Can Be Planted Now Will
    Do Well.

19th-20th   A Barren Period, Best Suited For Killing Pests. Do
    Plowing And Cultivating.

21st-22nd   Favorable Planting Days: First Day For Beets,
    Carrots, Radishes, Salsify, Turnips, Peanuts, And Other
    Root Crops. Good Day For Transplanting. Last Day For
    Above ground Crops. Both Days Good For Planting
    Cucumbers, Melons, Pumpkins And Other Vine Crops,
    And For Setting Strawberry Plants.

23rd-24th   Cultivate And Spray, But Do No Planting.

25th-27th   Favorable For Planting Crops Bearing Yield
   Above The Ground.

28th-29th   Seeds Planted Now Will Rot In The Ground.

30th-31st   Best Planting Days For Above ground Crops, 
   Especially Peas, Beans, Cucumbers And Squash, Where
   Climate Is Suitable. Plant Seedbeds And Flower Gardens.
April 2012

1st-4th   Grub Out Weeds, Briars, And Plant Pests.

5th-7th   First Day Good For Planting Corn, Melons, Squash,
    Tomatoes, And Other Aboveground Crops. Last Days
    Favorable For Planting Root Crops. All Days Favorable
    For Sowing Grains, Hay And Fodder Crops, And Planting

8th-9th Good Days For Planting Beets, Carrots, Radishes,
    Turnips, Peanuts, And Root Crops. Also Good For
    Cabbage, Cauliflower, Lettuce, Kale, Celery, And Other   
    Leafy Vegetables. Start Seedbeds. Good Days For

10th-12th   Barren Period. Do No Planting.

13th-14th   Favorable Days For Planting Beets, Carrots,
    Turnips, Radishes, Onions, And Root Crops.

15th-17th   Excellent Time To Kill Weeds, Briars, Poison Ivy,
    And Plant Pests.

18th-19th   Favorable Days For Planting Root Crops, Extra
    Good For Vine Crops. Set Strawberry Plants. Good Days
    For Transplanting.

20th-21st   Poor Planting Day. Break Ground Or Cultivate.

22nd-23rd   Favorable Days For Planting Beans, Corn,
    Cotton, Tomatoes, Peppers, And Aboveground Crops.

24th-25th   Poor Days For Planting, Seeds Will Rot In The

26th-27th   Plant Tomatoes, Beans, Peppers, Corn, Cotton,
    And Other Aboveground Crops. Plant Seedbeds. Start
    Flower Gardens.