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Easy-care survival experts

Counter the effects of the midsummer sun with heat-resistant plants
Gardena Water Control

Using a water control, the automatic irrigation can be precisely planned

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In future, garden owners can reckon with increasingly hot, dry and sunny summers. Yet whilst native plants start to wilt during prolonged hot spells, exotic sun worshippers begin to thrive. They require little water – also whilst you are on holiday.

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The succulent “family”

Aloe, houseleek, jade plant, money tree, echeveria – all of these belong to very different botanic plant families. But they all share a common characteristic: they adore the sun, being able to store water in order to survive prolonged dry periods. These succulents are able to generate juicy and meaty storage tissue in their leaves, stem or roots. They are modern beginner’s plants, easy to care for and stylish – but can also delight garden experts.
Heat-resistant plants for the balcony and garden

Many native shrubs such as gorse or lilac are robust and able to withstand the summer sun and wind. Ornamental grape, clematis and climbing hydrangeas form a beautiful green privacy screen, but frequently grow quickly and require a climbing aid. Instead of the classic Mediterranean pot plants – as these are generally unable to cope with frost and need to be taken inside your house during the cold season – grasses such as Mexican feather grass or white and red-flowering agaves and yuccas can also bring a Mediterranean flair to your balcony and garden. Many steppe and rock garden plants such as coreopsis, purple cone flower, mullein, bellflower, sea thrift, verbena, sage and poppies are also undemanding and cope well with sun and droughts. As deep-root plants, roses are also able to find water for longer by reaching into deeper soil layers.
No growth without water

However, regular watering is still necessary even for robust plants – both in gardens and on balconies. In addition, the earth in flower boxes, pots and planters dries out far faster than garden soil. Automatic irrigation systems such as those by Gardena are practical aids to ensure that your plants always receive the quantity of water which they require at all times of the day and season. So that as much water as possible is fed to the plants in doses, a drip irrigation such as the Gardena Micro-Drip-System with Water Control and Sensor is the most efficient solution.
About Gardena
For over 50 years GARDENA has provided everything passionate gardeners need. The broad assortment of products offers innovative solutions and systems for watering, lawn care, tree and shrub care and soil cultivation. Today, GARDENA is a leading European supplier of high-quality gardening tools and distributed in more than 80 countries worldwide. GARDENA is a brand of Husqvarna Group. Further information on gardena.com.

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Heribert Wettels

Susanne Drmota

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