plant care for drought conditions

As dry as it has been this summer it is important to water deep. Sprinkling the garden is just a tease for plants and will not establish healthy roots.

I cut back day lilies to about 6 inches because they looked so bad. with an extra watering some new green leaves will show up shortly. The plants will not bloom again but will look refreshed in about ten days.

In early summer I cut down the wire tomato cages and placed them over my then short sedum spectable plants. Now the plants are tall and the wire cages don’t show. The plants will continue to stand tall and won’t split in the middle when the blossoms get big and put out their glorious fall bloom.  Yea, It worked!!!  these sedums have survived the drought very well.