The rainy season is a great time to plant drought-tolerant shrubs, flowers and trees, because many of them become drought-tolerant only after they've gotten plenty of water to establish healthy root systems.
Before you start shopping, know what to look for by attending a Pinellas Extension services workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday. It will cover all kinds of drought-tolerant landscape plants, from wildflowers to trees; also, native versus exotic plants, and how to spot drought-tolerant characteristics in new plants.
Already have a yard full of plants? Learn how to increase their drought tolerance.
The class is being held at 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Cost is $15. For information, call (727) 582-2460 or visit www.pinellascountyextension.org.