Asheville resident Peter Loewer keeps a garden fit for western North Carolina’s cool climate. During the summer of 2016, however, the area was hit with high temperatures and little rainfall. Following the season, Loewer assessed his garden and others in the area to determine which plants had high levels of heat resilience. He found that several grasses faired well, as did his tropical annuals. Plants intended to attract insect life, too, survived the summer heat.