Tip of the month!
It's important, especially when it's hot, to "harden off" your seedling and young plants before you plant them. This means to gradually let them get used to outdoor conditions. In the early spring I find this less important because I'm planting flowers that enjoy cool and even cold weather. However, when I'm transplanting in the summer for fall blooms this is very important. Start by setting your seedlings outside in a covered area for a few days, and gradually give them less protection. Last week I was in a hurry and hoped that because I was planting into a nice moist irrigated row that the seedlings would survive even though I had't properly hardened them off... I left town and came home to seedlings that were completely obliterated. Lesson learned. When gardening there is always the next crop or next season to try again. If you look at your mistakes as learning opportunities rather than failures you'll be a much happier gardener.