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.”
Thank you so much, Margaret on the recent focus on dry gardens. Your work is always timely and relevant, but your current programs and mini seminars are essential.
Who knew you could have a lovely flower garden that hasn’t been watered since 2004! I’ve just bought Jenny Rose Carey’s books in dry gardens and shade gardens. Check out jennyrosecarey.com/northview-gardens to see what she’s done with little or no water. Brilliant.