Are you crying uncle from the heat? WELL, so is your garden:)
Need a plant for that especially hot and dry location? O.k. right now, that could be ANYWHERE in most yards, but there is help! I have found the following trees, shrubs and perennials to be especially heat and drought tolerant in the garden. Of course- you DO need to water them to get them established (You didn't think you could get away with NO watering did you?) BUT, once established, they are good to go and need little maintenance or fuss. Here is my list of GREAT heat and drought resistant plants.
This is not an exhaustive list, but it will five you a good start!
Red Hot Poker
Black Eyed Susan
Try some of these in your garden and see if you agree. This summer has been especially brutal and I have to admit that my perennial garden filled with the suggestions above is still looking wilted, I think it is just the extremes of this season. I am going to add a soaker hose on a timer and see if that helps- might be a good idea for you as well. (If you are on a well like me- it is much easier)
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Lori Hawkins, RLA, ASLA has been a registered landscape architect and active in the landscape design/build industry for over 25 years. For additional inspiring project pictures, design ideas, or great garden gifts, take a look at these websites:
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