Top Things to do in July
• Adequate water is now a must – but please still pay attention to the weather.
• Water your containers every morning…this can be a must to get them through the day.
• Adjustments to your automatic sprinkler system may be needed – remember to water early in the day – not at night.
• If you do need to water during the heat of the day – be careful not to get water on the plant foliage.
• I hand water newer plantings like roses and some perennials if needed.
• Evaluate your garden – do you have the right plant in the right spot?
• Are your petunias or geraniums looking bad in your containers – you can still refresh your containers with heat loving plants like Angelonia, Purslane, lantana and blue daze.
• Continue to dead head your annuals and perennials – they will reward you with fresh blossoms – especially Nepata, Penta, and roses.
• Continue to support your roses and climbing vines – they are still putting on new growth even if they aren’t blooming…this fall you will understand why you did this.
• In addition to dead heading your cone flowers – be sure to take the seed heads and cut them up and sprinkle the seeds around your existing plants – there are literally several hundred seeds in each head of a cone flower!
Best of the Season
• Crepe Myrtle, Vitex (Texas Lilac), carpet and landscape roses
• Bermuda Grass – bring the heat on!
• All Ornamental Grasses – flower plumes are emerging
• Perennials –Perovskia (Russian Sage) Cone Flowers, Hosta
• Annuals – Periwinkle, purslane, penta, lantana, dusty miller, blue daze scaveola
Tri-Color Sedum – I love to use this in any succulent pairing but also as spiller in my boxwood pots.
Blue Spruce Sedum – love this blue sedum it looks great when paired with anything yellow or gold.
Silver Mound Artemesia – one of my favorite drought tolerant plants – also use this as an edging border in my beds and as a spiller in all of my containers.
Angelina Sedum – love this chartreuse colored sedum – I use it in pots for a year round element.
Silver Mound Artemesia – a great and hardy drought-tolerant perennial – looks as good as a plant
border as a spiller in containers.