Dallas is Hot in the Summer
So they plant succulents to beat the heat.
When Dallas has terrible triple-digit heat waves coupled with dry skies, my thoughts always turn to succulents.
Converting to a garden of succulents occurs to me when I’m standing with the garden hose in hand, sweat rolling down my face.
Now you know that people with hoses in Dallas sweat a lot. At least, that’s what I take from the article in question. Maybe if you click through and read the rest you’ll get more out of it than just that. Like this bit:
I’ve been hungrily reading a new book, Hardy Succulents: Tough Plants for Every Climate by Gwen Moore Kelaidis (Storey Publishing, $19.95 ). There are fetching glossy photos by Saxon Holt on almost every page that deepen my yearning for not just containers of succulents but whole garden beds thick with them.