'Golden Splendor' lilies need tall stakes.
- Get supports (cages, stakes, bamboo poles, etc.) and Velcro tape ready to hold the lush summer growth of top-heavy or weak-stemmed plants like tomatoes, lilies, monkhoods, delphiniums, and dahlias.
- Fertilize your annual flowers and veggies. Fertilizers with high percentages of phosphorus (the middle number in NPK) promote flowering. Organic gardeners can use minerals, compost, and compost tea.
- Volunteer to help maintain gardens at a school, church, or retirement community. Summer is when they need the most help with maintenance and watering, and it's a great opportunity to beautify your community and make new friends.