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By Jay Polk - bio | email

LEE COUNTY, GA (WALB) – Gardening is a popular past time for many South Georgians.  But this summer's hot, dry weather is wilting many gardens.

Customers are heading to many nurseries looking to replace their flowers.

Unlike the grass in your yard, flowers won't come back if they turn brown.  So you need to water them to keep them alive.

You can help your garden beat the heat by choosing plants like agave that can take whatever a South Georgia summer can dish out.

Richard Spencer from Destinations in Gardening said, "they're real hearty for the heat. And a lot of them are perennials so they'll be there for you next year as well."

Spencer says another way to make sure plants survive without making your water bill skyrocket is to use a potting soil that retains moisture.

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