Hot Weather Wilting Plants

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Nursery operators say it’s not a good idea to be adding any new plants in your garden when it’s this hot because without an established root system the leaves will burn up.

And Zeth Taylor – who works at the Capital Nursery on Freeport Boulevard in Sacramento – says you should take down your hanging plants. 

"They are going to be extremely quick to dry out. Moves those in to afternoon shade or partial shade all day long and you’re going to have to make sure that you keep up with the watering on them and make sure that the container drains well because you don’t want water collecting." 

Taylor says water your plants in the morning before it gets too hot and move indoor plants away from direct sunlight.