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Book Discussion Club Thursday, July 10th (Note this is the second Thursday) and August 7th at 1:30 PM 2760 Steamboat Loop Join us to talk about books we have been enjoying and maybe borrow one you would like to read.

July Red Hat July 1, 2014 at 1:00 PM The Firehouse Sports Grill 13121 N. Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers Questions call Patty Sparany at 543-5144 Sign-up in the Clubhouse See you then. Check the Bulletin Board in the Clubhouse and/or Channel 195 for information about August’s luncheon.

Newcomers welcome. Questions: Call Marilyn Workman 239-543-1168

GARDEN CLUB hot to start herbs from seeds, many will do well if started en from small plants. b Palms: Continue planting palms while the rainy season is in full swing. Support large Our first meeting for the palms with braces for 6-8 new season is October 11th; we months after planting. Nails will be discussing the Fashion should not be driven directly Show. Please attend. into a palm trunk. Everyone please mark your calendars: The Fashion Show What To Do is Friday, November 14th. Trees: Prepare for hurricane season by checking trees for July: What to Plant damaged or weak branches and Bedding Plants: Summer prune if needed. Hire an ISA annuals to plant now include certified arborist. celosia, coleus, torenia, and orLawn insects: Lawn pests namental pepper. can be a problem this time of Bulbs: Butterfly lily and year. Before treating, make sure gladiolus are bulbs that can be an insect is the culprit and treat planted during the middle of only the affected area. summer. Solarize the vegetable garVegetables: Start seeds now den: Use summer’s heat to preto transplant later into the fall pare the vegetable garden soil vegetable garden. for fall planting. It takes four to Herbs: While summer is too six weeks to kill weeds, disease

and nematodes, so start now. Irrigation: An inexpensive rain shut off device can save money by overriding an irrigation system when it rains. Pests on Ornamental Plants: Small white dots or stippling on the leaves of azaleas and other ornamental plants may indicate lacebugs at work. Spraying forcefully with water helps control this pest. Tropical Fruit Trees: Check for damage to fruit or leaves; take action to minimize the damage on developing fruit or the overall health of the tree. August: What to Plant Bedding Plants: The hottest days of summer limit planting now to heat-tolerant vinca, coleus, salvia, and celosia. Bulbs: Aztec lily, butterfly lily, walking iris, and spider lily can be planted any time of the year, even late summer.

LADIES INSPIRATIONAL HOUR Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you”. Here is a note from SSG Aaron Koerner, one of our military men. I am sure all of those who received our care boxes feel the same appreciation. Each one of you who gave cookies, books or money consider this your thank you note. “Just wanted to send a thank you from me and all the guys I work with. We really appreciate the package you sent and for all you do to support us in uniform. The guys really Herbs: Herbs that can be planted from plants (not seeds) include bay laurel, ginger, Mexican tarragon, and rosemary. Vegetables: Many coolseason crops, such as bean and collards, can be started now, including a final crop of warmseason vegetables such as pepper. Tomato can also be planted for the fall garden.

enjoyed everything you sent, especially the cookies”. This note was addressed to: Inspirations at Tara Woods at Beth Ferris’s address. Here is a special summer invitation. Since Inspirations does not meet during the summer months perhaps you would like to  attend the Bible study group that meets in our Meeting Room on Tuesdays at l0:00 AM. I have attended the group and think it is an hour well spent. It is non-denominational and everyone is invited. Have a great summer and don’t forget to write your Summer Pen Pal. Any questions call Ann Scott at 543-9285

before the end of the month to allow time for buds to set for winter bloom. Ornamental Plants: Rapid growth and leaching rains may result in nutrient deficiencies in some plants. Fertilize those plants that show signs of deficiencies. Bedding Plants: Remove spent blooms, cut back, and fertilize flowering annuals and What To Do perennials to extend the bloom Lawns: Apply controlled- season into the fall months. release nitrogen (not a weed & feed) to St. Augustine and Zoysia lawns this month. Palms: If older fronds are yellowing, a deficiency of magnesium or potassium may be the problem. Vegetables: If not done in July, solarize the vegetable garden for 4-6 weeks in preparation for fall planting. Poinsettias: Pinch back poinsettias and chrysanthemums

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