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Re: Cooling plants with mist?


I have hosta and astilbe in FULL sun... near rocks ...
hot spot!  But since their roots can get all the pond
water they want, they do great.

I would think the misting might cause a more humid
effect... 

Donna

--- "Christopher P. Lindsey" <lindsey@mallorn.com>
wrote:

> Have any of you out there tried using misters to
> lower temperatures around
> your house or plants?
> 
> I'm looking at misters that produce tiny water
> droplets (like 10 microns
> or so) -- the principle behind them is that the
> evaporate almost instantly,
> carrying away the heat.  Supposedly they can lower
> the temperature in an
> area by as much as 20 degrees, and they evaporate
> quickly enough that 
> water never reaches plants or people.  It's kind of
> the same principle as
> a swamp cooler.
> 
> I'm thinking of setting some up over the plants that
> aren't as happy
> in hot weather, like hosta.  Do you think it would
> help in this hot 
> weather?
> 
> Chris
> 
>
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