May 31 – June 6 

1. Blooming shrubs that need little water when they’re mature include abelia, bottlebrush, broom, ceanothus,
cotoneaster, crape myrtle, grevillea, oleander, pittosporum, pyracantha, raphiolepis, rockrose (cistus), and strawberry
bush.

June 7 – June 13 

1. Blooming shrubs that need little water when they’re mature include abelia, bottlebrush, broom, ceanothus,
cotoneaster, crape myrtle, grevillea, oleander, pittosporum, pyracantha, raphiolepis, rockrose (cistus), and strawberry
bush.

June 14 – June 20

1. Water the garden deeply every week or two, depending on how consistently hot the weather has been and whether
plant roots have grown deep into the soil. Tomatoes and other large plants in clay loam soil use about 1 foot of water
in three days of hot, dry weather. Some wilting of foliage at the end of a hot, dry day is to be expected, but wilting
through to the following morning indicates the immediate need for a deep watering for the roots.

June 21 – June 27 

1. Fuchsias are growing like crazy now. Keep the branch tips pinched back to the next set of leaves to promote
abundant flowering. Fuchsias are heavy feeders so pour on the fertilizer.