Watering in the Heat: Hands, Hoses and History
A plant can be as easily killed by overwatering as by underwatering; in fact, possibly more easily. However,
when a plant shows the need for water, don’t hesitate.
|Morning watering in the Bowling Green.|
We water the garden in sections, as our diverse plantings each have their own requirements. Mature plants are watered less often than newly planted material, and established trees require less water than herbaceous beds. We concentrate on the container plants, which can dry out quickly, and new trees.
The latter we water weekly, except when rainfall has measured at least an inch. (As Armistead Peter 3rd noted, overwatering can be as harmful as underwatering.) Watering during extreme conditions
|Herbaceous beds, like this one on our center walk, are
laid with an eye to plants’ native needs.