Newsletter: Garden Calendar August

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8-6-22. August Discount. Garden Calendar: August planting.

In this issue:
Hot August Discount
Top Tropicals Garden Calendar: Planting in August
Best plants for August planting

Hot August Discount Reminder

Acacia farnesiana - Sweet Mimosa

Photo above: Acacia farnesiana - Sweet Mimosa. It loves heat, flowers smells like honey and attract butterflies!

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Planting in August

Top Tropicals Garden Calendar

Philly's garden calendar

August is the hottest month in most places, and tropical/subtropical areas are not the exception. In Florida we have some hot August days in upper 90's. Is it still OK to plant during hot weather? Yes, and here are some guidelines for you:

1. Hot metabolism.
Many tropical plants grow faster at high temperatures. Select heat-resistant species for August planting (below are just a few suggestions).

2. Water adequately.
Water thoroughly your newly planted tree. Water daily (lightly) with a hose for at least a week, don't rely on sprinklers. Then reduce watering to every other day and gradually switch to sprinkler system if you have it. Do not overwater: non-established plants don't like combination of heat+wet.

3. Mulch well.
Keep mulch 1" away from the trunk to avoid rot.

4. Shading.
Protect the young tree from hot sun with a shade cloth or a sheet if leaves get wilted, for 1-3 days, then remove it, let the plant adjust to bright light.

Trachelospermum jasminoides - Confederate Jasmine

Photo above: Trachelospermum jasminoides - Confederate Jasmine, the toughest jasmine that can take extreme heat and drought.

Best for August planting:

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Bougainvillea Dwarf Pixie
3226 Bougainvillea Dwarf Pixie
Grown in
6-10"/1-3 gal pot


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Calliandra selloi (brevipes) Pink Lilian
5831 Calliandra selloi (brevipes) Pink Lilian
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot


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Hamelia patens - Fire Bush
5164 Hamelia patens - Fire Bush
Grown in
6-10"/1-3 gal pot


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Oncoba spinosa - Fried Egg Tree
3017 Oncoba spinosa - Fried Egg Tree
Grown in
6-10"/1-3 gal pot, large plant


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Leonotis leonurus - Lions Ears
1145 Leonotis leonurus - Lions Ears
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot


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