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CULT: Drought measures

From: vince lewonski <vincelewonski@yahoo.com>

> From: Janet Yang <jyang1@home.com>
>     We just went on water restrictions here in CT. Of
> course, I'll be collecting gray water (bath & washing
> machine) to water plants, and there's mulch on the beds.
>     Question: If I cut back foliage by half, would that
> reduce the plants' need for water?
> Janet
   V. sez:
   It may - the idea of cutting the leaves back when
digging/transplanting bearded irises is that the plants
will lose less water through transpiration at a time when
they don't have established roots to take in as much water.
It may not be necessary, though - I know of one commercial
garden that never waters any bearded irises, including new
ones just planted in the garden.

Vince Lewonski
Secane, PA  Zone 6

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