Tough Guys All, They Stand Up to the Heat
It’s been around 90 degrees and no rain in sight. I have to water the vegetable garden daily but only once or twice a week for the rest of the garden. The flower plot along the driveway doesn’t get any water at all. I let mother nature take care of them. Most of them are self-sown and they weather the heat pretty well. Black-eyed susan (Rudbeckia), Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata), and Coreopsis don’t seem to mind the heat and drought. Actually, the variety of Echinacea in the garden are doing well when it’s so dry like this. No flopping and no mildewing. The only problem is they’re getting too crowded. I’ll have to weed some of them out next spring.