I was working in my garden over the weekend and noticed that the small shrubs I planted last year showed the first signs of wilting! Sure enough, dry soil lay under the leaf mulch. So I got out the watering can and made the rounds, filling up the well around each plant. Please keep an eye (and we will do the same) on this situation in your own garden. While this spring featured frequent rains and the soil remained fairly moist all season, now is the dangerous time when it is dry. Our new plants are not completely rooted yet and WILL dry out unless we help them along.