Long, hot days leave plants parched. What are your top watering tips to keep your plants in great shape?

Summer has hit the Texas Panhandle. Our long, hot days can stress plants. Country Magazine offers three tips to quench their thirst. First, early morning and very late afternoon are the best times to water. Secondly, water the roots not the plant since the roots do most of the drinking. Finally, soil dries out quickly in a container, so water daily or more often if the top layer of soil is dry.

If you have a "green thumb," please share your top yard and garden tips. Our readers would like to hear your top plant growing tips.