By Veronica Lorson Fowler
The Iowa Gardener, www.theiowagardener.com
Summer is here and gardens have kicked into full gear. Get out and enjoy them!
• Harvest as much of your cool-season spring vegetables now. Once weather hits, lettuces get bitter, peas get tough, and radishes get woody.
• If you planted pansies, they’ll start to fade in early summer heat. Replace them with warm-season annual flowers, such as geraniums, marigolds, and impatiens.
• You can prune spring-blooming shrubs, such as lilacs, now since they’re done flowering.