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Re: zagreb coreopsis

  • Subject: Re: zagreb coreopsis
  • From: "Daryl" <dp2413@comcast.net>
  • Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2009 08:12:07 -0400

I don't know if it might be too tacky for your neighborhood, but I sometimes use an old beach umbrella to shade my plants when I first put them in. It holds the humidity, too. The pointy end of the umbrella goes into the ground to help keep it from blowing away, and there are so many holes in it, the wind can go through it.

The other thing I've used is a little mist kit. Mine is made by Nelson and hooks onto a garden hose. Works great when you get that hot, windy weather that we don't often have. It wastes water to evaporation, of course, but probably uses less than repeat watering. And with a battery operated timer (also from Nelson), I set it and ignore it.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Patricia Dickson" <pdickson@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, April 25, 2009 6:31 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] zagreb coreopsis

Thank you and Theresa for your comments.  I never can keep moonbeam alive
here.  It has to be a bit invasive to even make it here.  I was moving and
dividing plants on Thursday and then on Friday we had a hot, dry and very
windy day. Like putting them on a grill to see if they can endure that. I
need to go out and water again to give them a fighting chance.  We have
chances of rain all next week so maybe if it will cool down and the humidity
will go up they will make it.

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