on a journey through Zilker Botanical Garden every Saturday and Monday. From flowers to herbs, Friedenreich offers advice on what and when to plant as she goes
with area experts.
Out in the Garden: Building a summer-ready garden
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Doug Welsh once offered this piece of sage-like advice for Texas gardeners, “If it can’t take the heat, don’t plant it in Texas.”
Central Texas’ relentless heat provides gardeners a unique challenge, but fortunately, there are a number of gorgeous native and adaptive perennials which relish in the summer heat.
Elizabeth McVeety, garden coordinator with the Zilker Botanical Garden, said one of the best options is the pretty flower Yellow Bells.
“It’s just a great, heat-loving, drought tolerant perennial for us,” McVeety said.
Click the video above for other options and tips to care for your summer-loving garden.