Question: Will my pinks make it through the summer? They still look pretty good, even though it’s getting hot.
Answer: Treat them as cool-season annuals and remove them by late spring. While a few of the plants might survive the summer, they won’t be uniformly vigorous come fall. Things will look better if you replant with new plants every fall. (Note that there are a handful of varieties of pinks that are truly perennial plants in Texas gardens. You’ll usually find them sold alongside other perennials, not in with winter annual flowers at the nursery.)