It is 105 degrees as I write.  Summer is here.  HOT, HOT, HOT.  This will be an abbreviated article since it is too hot to do much in the garden other than to water to keep things alive. 

To save water, this is the time I discard many plants that I have enjoyed since spring but which are now too distressed from the heat to warrant keeping them.  These include begonias, impatiens, zinnias and other annuals.  You may want to do the same.

As you plan for the next growing season, here is a good website from which to select adaptive plants for low water landscapes: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Another way to plan for next season is to go around our neighborhood to see what plants are surviving the summer heat.  In this regard, I recommend you go by the cottage garden at 337 Wickes St. where there are many plants that are good for San Antonio gardens.

From Wisdom of Mark Twain: A Book of Quotations:  “It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.” 

Garden Note:  Why are mosquitoes so annoying?  Because they get under your skin.

- Alan Cash