Get busy with these good ideas for May gardening:
ANNUALS. Watch potted geraniums for reddening leaves or other stress signs as heat builds. Clip off old flowers and move them into less sun for the summer. When each week’s pansy flowers grow smaller, it’s time to pull them out. For a similar clumping effect, plant Madagascar periwinkle.
BULBS. Clivia (C. miniata) is a long lived bulb native to South Africa like many of its relatives in the Amaryllis family. Grow it for strappy leaves and orange flowers in a big clay or ceramic pot.
EDIBLES. Except for new transplants and seedlings, use a vegetable garden food now (5-10-10). When the first tomato fruit or other vegetables are formed and growing, reduce fertilizer by half until they are picked.