Even though we had a very cool and wet spring and early summer, the landscape can dry out fast. Plants out in the direct sun do not have the ability that we humans have of seeking shade and cool surroundings as the temperatures soar and the summer sun beats down. So just as you and I hydrate to stay at peak health, plants need regular water to survive. Please do not neglect your plants, new or old, perennial or annual during these hot days. Water, water, water.