2 Sun/heat trap

Canadian Gardening Annual 2016 - - How-to -

Shel­tered spots in full sun – by brick walls or stone pa­tios, for in­stance – can be­come real heat traps. This can be a plus if you have some ten­der trop­i­cals in con­tain­ers that you can move there for the sum­mer, but most plants will strug­gle. Even trop­i­cals won’t tol­er­ate con­tain­ers that get burn­ing hot or dry out. Plant away from the wall to re­duce re­flected heat, and choose drought-tol­er­ant, heat-lov­ing plants, such as laven­der, se­dum and sil­ver-leaved peren­ni­als, or desert dwellers, such as yucca and agave. To make the space more com­fort­able for you and the plants, con­sider in­stalling a lat­tice struc­ture over­head.

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