Some like it hot
The dog days of summer can take the fire out of your garden, fading brilliant colors and leaving lush, healthy foliage looking dull and listless. Luckily, there are plenty of plants available that thrive in the heat, allowing you to create a landscape that will stand out beautifully during the hottest season of the year. With a huge selection of heat-tolerant trees, shrubs, and perennials from which to choose, you'll find whatever you need to fill every corner of your garden. Tips for gardening in particularly hot, dry climates:
- Water with a drip system whenever possible -- soak the bed slowly and thoroughly to a depth of 10 to 12 inches.
- Watering deeply every 3 to 5 days is preferable to a shallow daily watering.
- Water in the early morning, so foliage has time to dry.
- Add a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch or similar material to aid in water retention and help keep the roots cool during hot weather.
- Considered by many to be the best Caladium.Pack of 5 Was $16.95Pack of 5 Now $6.78
- The largest fruit, with a full-bodied, rich flavor.Pack of 3 Was $19.95Pack of 3 Now $11.97
- Your Perfect Patio Strawberry!Pack of 25 Was $14.95Pack of 25 Now $11.96
- Orange Picotee in Spring AND Crimson Foliage in Fall!Trade Gallon (3qt) Was $74.95Trade Gallon (3qt) Now $22.49
- One of the Longest-Blooming AstilbesBareroot Was $8.95Bareroot Now $3.58
- Fascinating Corrugated Texture and Excellent Resistance to PestsBareroot Was $12.95Bareroot Now $7.77
- Dense, Bushy Habit and Pure Red Tones!Trade Gallon (3qt) Was $69.95Trade Gallon (3qt) Now $20.99
- Fragrant and Eye-Catching1-Quart Was $18.951-Quart Now $5.69
- The "Lupine of the South1-Quart Was $12.951-Quart Now $9.07
- Like Two Different Flowers!1-Quart Was $14.951-Quart Now $7.48
- These flowers are the size of a dinner plate!Bareroot Was $14.95Bareroot Now $10.47
- Large, Hot Pink Panicles on Tall Purple Stems1-Quart Was $12.951-Quart Now $7.77
- This Central American Boasts Distinctive Jaguar Spots1-Quart Was $14.951-Quart Now $4.49
- Plush Lemony Blooms Again and Again!1-Quart Was $16.951-Quart Now $6.78
- Creates a dense shrub of glossy, attractive foliage!1-Quart Was $24.951-Quart Now $7.49
- This terrific hybrid Azalea sets large, ball-shaped trusses of its gorgeous blooms.2-Quart Was $19.952-Quart Now $11.97
- A PeeGee with Amazing Flower Power!1-Quart Was $18.951-Quart Now $7.58
- In late summer the grass is crowned with airy amber seedheads.1-Quart Was $12.951-Quart Now $3.89
- Long, fluffy flowerheads dominate the shrub!1-Quart Was $18.951-Quart Now $7.58
- Longer-lasting Blooms!1-Quart Was $12.951-Quart Now $3.89