Planting in 100 Degrees

In the summer, people love to ask "Is this a good time to plant?".

Of course, they're expecting an emphatic "NO, disturbing the plant will shock it".

At Wildwood, we transplant all year round.  Moving a plant from a container to the ground often does the plant a favor.  The ground is cooler than a container, the drainage is better, and it can be done with very little disturbance to the roots.

In this Sonoma garden, a combination of shade umbrellas and shade cloth will provide relief from the 100 degree temperatures.  The plants have their root zone bubblers for [extra] water and should pass through summer with flying colors!