Hot and dry: That’s the lament of gardeners in most regions in high summer, and also of many plants in their flower gardens. The author of a new book called “The Ultimate Flower Gardener’s Guide” is here to suggest which perennials can stand up best to the test, plus give us some lavender-growing advice – speaking of plants adapted to hot and dry.
Also on the agenda: a tip on a bulb you may not have grown before but could order to plant this fall, surprise lilies.
Jenny Rose Carey is former senior director of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Meadowbrook Farm, and taught in the department of landscape architecture and horticulture at Temple University, where she also directed the Ambler Arboretum. Her new book is “The Ultimate Flower Gardener’s Guide.”