It has been warm and dry here. We need some rain. According to the local weathermen, we might be at the beginning stages of a drought. So what should we do?
That’s easy. Sell some plants that can handle the heat AND dry weather. Luckily, we have just what you need. My favorite drought tolerant plants are sedums, echinacea, purslane, blue salvia, thymes, lantana, sweet potato vines and vinca (especially Cora).
I have always been impressed by how well these plants can handle dry weather. This is mainly because there is always a drought at my house where I have a lot of these planted because I forget to water a lot. Just this morning, I ran out and watered before going to work. I have been going to my niece’s softball games and one of their birthday parties all week and getting home late. It’s been about 3 or 4 days since I watered. Even though they were a little wilted, they are handling it well. I did loose a couple of plants of Stepables (Pratia and Isotoma) that I planted last weekend that were not established wel but even then most of those survived.
What kinds of plants do we have for hot and dry weather? Take a look. Here is some of what we have for next week:
1204 and J6 Annuals – we are whittling down the numbers but we still have some great looking pack plus the 1204’s are discounted. Get them while they last.
1801 Annuals and 4.5” Premium Annuals – lots of great looking heat loving, premium color
#6, 1GAL and #8 – bigger sizes, bigger color!
Perennials and Stepables – some like it hot!
Baskets and Deco pots – for those of us who are too lazy to plant something.