What do your plants look like in the middle of summer? Do they thrive despite the hot temperatures?
Or do they look more like this?
#1. Use native or plants adapted to your climate.
|Langman’s Sage (Leucophyllum langmaniae)|
|Mexican Honeysuckle (Justicia spicigera) and Shrubby Germander ‘Azurea’ (Teucrium fruticans ‘Azurea’)|
#2. Provide shade
#3 Water deeply and infrequently
#4 Mulch around your plants
#5 Ditch flowers in favor of succulents in containers