Horticultural aide memoire Water thoughtfully
Water is by no means an unlimited resource, so it makes sense for the gardener to consider where best it should be applied. It’s wise to water vegetables in full growth during dry spells; it is seldom justifiable to water lawns, which will recover when it next rains. It’s wise to water camellias in pots to plump up their flower buds for next spring; it’s necessary to water hanging baskets and mangers frequently or they’ll turn to hay. A herbaceous border need not be watered, but a newly planted shrub should receive a canful a week.