KC Gardens

Planting in this heat!

We have an unsightly pile of dirt and rock next to a ground level deck that is begging to be beautified. However I don't know what in the world I can plant in this heat and dry weather! To add to the difficulty, this particular sore spot gets heavy sun most of the day; shadow falls over it from our fence only in the evening. The soil looks so rocky that I considered just temporarily creating a container garden with better soil, but if there is a tree, bush or plant that might do well being planted even in the KC summer heat, that would be my preference. Thank you so much in advance for and advice you can give! - Erinne -