Gardening : Weekend Checklist for Dedicated Diggers and Planters
For dedicated gardeners, here are suggestions from the California Assn. of Nurserymen:
To conserve moisture in container plantings, be sure to mulch.
Keep faded blooms picked off your annuals so they will continue blooming and filling the summer garden with color.
For interesting foliage color, consider planting the multicolored coleus or gray-foliaged dusty miller, artemisia, parrots beak and others found at a local nursery.
For some red-hot color in the hot summer garden, plant salvia.