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With the heat reaching near triple digits on a regular basis, it is important to know a few tips for what to plant and transplant now. The first thing to remember is that it is risky to transplant this time of year. The intense heat is very hard on the plants and makes survival less likely. New material you get from potted plants or B&B plants are fine just about anytime.

If you must transplant try to take as much of the root ball as possible. The more dirt you can keep on the roots, the better the chance of survival. Be sure to keep it well watered and put mulch around it to keep as much moisture in as possible. Even with all the care of the dirt, and water, it still will be very risky doing it now. The best times are when it is much cooler out as the heat will not be such a problem.

With perennials and annuals, Marigolds, Red Ti plants, Caladiums,Crotons, some Begonia, Zinnias’, Blue Daze, Geraniums, Lantana, Pentas’ and Periwinkles. All of these will work well this time of year and make a beautiful impact on your landscape. Most of the ones listed can be found at your local garden center of nursery and can make any landscape beautiful and put bright color around your house.