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Re: annuals in hot weather


My cosmos re-seeded from the ones last year and are doing GREAT. I
deadhead them periodically and water them. But they bloom all summer
long for me. My scabiosa blooms profusely in the spring - and around the
middle of June slow down, and now...not much. The come back in fall, but
nothing like they do in the spring. They are in afternoon shade. I plant
my zinnias in monthly "batches" because they tend to get powdery mildew
really bad here (very humid in the summer). So when they begin to look
bad, I pull them out and usually have the new batch coming up right
behind them. That way I have zinnias all summer. And those re-seed for
me as well.

  

sundrops@earthlink.net wrote:
  Theresa (or others of you where it is hot for many days in a row) -- do you
grow annuals? I am specifically thinking of Cosmos, one of my favorites. I
recently read that the roots of Cosmos stop growing when the flowers start
blooming and also that it basically goes dormant in hot weather (over 92-95
by my experience). Also wondering if this is happening with my Scabiosa
(blue ones) which have stopped blooming -- wondering if they will have
another flush of bloom when it gets cooler -- My zinnias on the other hand
do very well. Maybe they are more adapted to the dry heat, and the cosmos
would prefer more humidity?
--Barb Tandy, Grass Valley CA where it is about 100
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Theresa W." 
To: 
Sent: Sunday, July 16, 2006 4:03 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Bird bath/gate project


> How nice for you to share the cardinals afternoon spa! Unfortunately, my
> fountain birdbath ran dry while I was recovering from my surgery and now
> no longer is a fountain. I'm hoping it is just the pump that got fried
> and that I will be able to buy a replacement (I haven't looked yet). It
> would really (*&*%&) if something happened to the solar panel, which I'm
> sure will be more expensive to replace. It is roasting here- 105 and
> supposed to be the same for the next 3 days. I've had the mister on the
> back porch on all afternoon yesterday and today. I did actually go
> outside for a couple of hours and redid the inside part of the small gate
> off my new patio. I put lattice into the frame and then took the regular
> fence boards off the outside. I didn't put the lattice on the outside
> yet (so it still looks unfinished)- but I was hot, tired, and the battery
> for my circular saw was out of juice also. Just as well- it was time to
> cool off. It will look so much better when I'm finished. I'll put up
> pics once it is final. Also, some morning I'll get outside to take a
> picture of one of my crinum flowers before the heat cooks it!
>
> Theresa
>
> james singer wrote:
>> The mister system in my lath house includes, among other things, a
>> dripline that refreshes a wall-mounted birdbath on the back patio fence.
>> The mister system fires off three times a day--on a Dr Pepper schedule of
>> 10, 2, and 4--for 15 minutes each time. Mr Cardinal has used this bath
>> often. Today, for the 2 PM refreshment, he brought Mrs Cardinal. I've
>> never seen them together at the birdbath before.
>>
>> It's a small birdbath. She went first, and when she was sufficiently wet,
>> he took his turn. She dried herself with the customary ruffles and
>> flourishes, then dropped to the basil pot beneath the birdbath and
>> feasted on basil seeds. Mr Cardinal meantime sat on top of the fence and
>> dried himself.
>>
>> When he seemed to be over with his drying and preening routine, he
>> chirped at her in that unmelodic cardinal chirp, and they flew away.
>>
>>
>>
>> Island Jim
>> Southwest Florida
>> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
>> Hardiness Zone 10
>> Heat Zone 10
>> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
>> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
>>
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