The Heat of the DayPosted: July 23, 2014
Heat. Stifling, wilting, melting hot. So are the summers along the Gulf Coast.
Trying to deflect the sun’s rays, blades curl.
Leaves flop over waiting for evening’s relief.
Such are the hot summer days of July and August. Wilting occurs when plants put out more moisture than they take in. This process is called transpiration and is a self-protective mechanism plants use to survive excessive heat. Nature provides plants for every climate and while many wilt, others such as tropicals thrive in the heated oppressive air.