Planting after a heat wave ?
I have a boatload of both perennials (quarts and gallons) and annuals still to plant. I have been waiting for the heat wave to break. Here is Chicago we had temps in the high 90's or over 100 the last few days. Starting today it will cool down. 94 today (amazing that THAT would seem cool), then mid 80's the rest of the week.
All the pots have been kept in the shade. All look pretty good. That doesn't mean they didn't get hot, of course, just that they didn't bake in the sun. However, will they still be stressed from the heat? Ideally I'd like to start planting tomorrow.
But if they are going to be killed by planting, tell me what I should do. Wait a week? Two weeks? Keep them in the pots till fall? That would be difficult: they dry out so easily, especially the quarts.