Gardening & Climate Change


Coping with Climate change

Which views we subscribe to concerning climate chance, there is no denying tht our summers are becoming hotter and drier. Gardeners must adjust to this. Growers are increasingly recognizing this and are producing plants better able to cope and thrive in these conditions. Unless you wish to consume, and pay for, copious amounts of water daily, some of the once-popular plants no longer make sense. To help make wise choices, look for labels such as “Drought-resistant” or “Will take tolerate drier conditions”. Some popular plants in this category are the multitude of varieties of: Sedum




… And many perennials like coral bells. An important work of caution, however, is to remember that such plants are drought- resistant once established. All plants require regular watering when first transplanted to establish their root system. 


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