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Southwest: June Garden To-Do List | Regional Report

Harvest date palms (Phoenix dactylifera, Zones 8–12) by placing a large burlap sack around the entire stalk. Dates can vary in color when ripe, depending on their variety. The best way to determine their readiness is by having a taste.

Apply some nutrient-rich organic mulch to your flower beds and shrubs. That rich mulch will help slow down the moisture loss in the soil due to rising temperatures.

Add vines with attractive foliage and blooms to provide shade for your patio or pool area. Choose bougainvillea (Bougainvillea spp. and cvs., Zones 9–11) for its amazing, colorful blooms. If you need something a bit more hardy, try a clematis (Clematis spp. and cvs., Zones 4–11).

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