It is 105 degrees as I write. Summer is here. HOT, HOT, HOT. This will be an abbreviated article since it is too hot to do much in the garden other than to water to keep things alive.
To save water, this is the time I discard many plants that I have enjoyed since spring but which are now too distressed from the heat to warrant keeping them. These include begonias, impatiens, zinnias and other annuals. You may want to do the same.