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Planters' Almanac: July Planting Guide

What To Do In July •Prune azaleas for the last time this year. •Solarize vegetable garden. •Plan a fall vegetable garden.
•Check lawns for insect pests and treat. •Recycle grass clippings. •Start a compost pile. •Prune landscape plants. •Check citrus trees for rust mites, greasy spot and melanose diseases. •Correct iron deficiency of plants. •Install a rain shutoff device in sprinkler system. •Cut back poinsettias and chrysanthemums. What To Plant This Month Outstanding flowering plants: bird of paradise, crape myrtle, honeysuckle, shrimp plant, plumbago, hibiscus, oleander Annuals: celosia, coleus, crossandra, impatiens, marigold, melampodium, nicotiana, ornamental pepper, portulaca/rose moss, salvia, vinca, wax begonia, zinnia Perennials: African iris, blue salvia, four o'clock, gaillardia, golden shrimp plant, jacobinia, lantana, mallow, pentas, rudbeckia, verbena Vegetables: okra, Southern peas (from seed) Herbs and spices (from plants): basil, ginger, lemon balm, marjoram, mint, oregano, rosemary, summer savory, thyme Bulbs: Aztec lily, butterfly lily, canna, crinum, clivia, gladiolus, moraea, society garlic, spider lily, walking iris

Information from Hillsborough County Extension