HELP! Planting bare root shrubs in unseasonably hot weather
I just received 3 beautiful bare root native shrubs in the mail. I'm in Minnesota and right now we are having 80+ degree weather for the next 4 days, plus hot sun and wind. (Need I say that this is unusual for October!)
I guess I should plant these now anyway instead of waiting... any tips for helping these shrubs withstand the shock of unfavorable weather?
BTW the shrubs are Ceanothus americanus (New Jersey Tea), Lindera (Spicebush) and Hypericum kalmianum (St. John's Wort shrub) ...
Please convince me they will all be OK! I assume I should water really really well. any other tips? thanks!