Plant your warm-weather-loving vegetables and flowers. Although the last frost date is two weeks behind us, it's not too late to add those plants to the garden. As long as you plant by this weekend - beans, tomatoes, peppers, and squash, along with annuals like zinnia, cosmos, and New Guinea impatiens - there's still enough time to satisfy your goals of good eating and plenty of beauty.
Cut back ornamental grasses. With all the recent rain and warmer temperatures, clumps of larger ornamental grasses like Miscanthus and Arundo are putting out new growth, seemingly overnight. If you haven't yet cut back last year's stems, do it now. I've found hedge clippers save time and energy because you can cut many of the old stems in one fell swoop. Avoid cutting these stems too close to the tips of the new shoots or you'll give the plant a crew cut that will take some time to grow out.