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{Disarmed} RE: Cult: Shade screen over seedlings

  • Subject: {Disarmed} RE: [iris-photos] Cult: Shade screen over seedlings
  • From: "FRANCELLE EDWARDS" fjmjedwards@worldnet.att.net
  • Date: Sat, 19 Aug 2006 20:18:56 -0700
  • Importance: Normal

I should have mentioned that we drove 4’ rebar stakes 12 to 15” into the ground at the joints and slipped the vertical PVC pipes over them.  That keeps the whole thing from falling over or blowing away in the wind.  The shade screen is attached with plastic clips on the top and west side.  On the west side it goes to the ground, while the east side is shorter for ventilation and left loose for weeding.

Francelle Edwards  Glendale, AZ  Zone 9


-----Original Message-----
From: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com [mailto:iris-photos@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of J. Griffin Crump
Sent: Saturday, August 19, 2006 4:23 PM
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Cult: Shade screen over seedlings


Very useful information, Francelle.  I suspect it would be beneficial even in zones less arid than yours.  Here in upper zone 7, the seedlings get regular watering to supplement the erratic rainfall, but otherwise sit and bake in the fierce summer sun.  Some percentage is always lost.  --  Griff



----- Original Message -----

Sent: Saturday, August 19, 2006 1:47 PM

Subject: [iris-photos] Cult: Shade screen over seedlings


Here is a picture of the shade screen we put over my youngest seedlings this summer.  The frame is 4 ft. tall, 18 inches wide and 6 ft. between sections.  It is covered by shade cloth 6 ft. wide.

The row on the left got weeded this week.  The row on the right is next week’s project.  The irises in the foreground get afternoon shade from a tree, but it wasn’t enough.  They aren’t doing as well as those under the frames, weeds and all.

Francelle Edwards  Glendale, AZ  Zone 9

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