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Re: Answer & query

Hi Donald,

I'm sorry to hear about your water problems.   I know how you feel about
having to pay the price.  A few years back when I lived on the Monterey
Peninsula, we were on water rationing only allowed 50 gallons per person/
day.  Try watering flowers on that.
Suggestion:  When you run water to get it hot, put a pan or bucket under the
facet to collect the cold water and then you will have enough water to water
your irises.

Lora L. Masche
Forquin Mountain Iris Garden
21643 Shake Ridge Road
Volcano, CA 95689
-----Original Message-----
From: Donald Eaves <donald@eastland.net>
To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
Date: Thursday, May 07, 1998 7:12 PM
Subject: Answer & query

>Lora asks:
>> Donald,
>> Where are you located in zone 7 with no rain?   We are located in zone 7
>> have had nothing but rain since last week
>Lucky you.  I am located between Abilene and Fort Worth in Texas.  100
>98 today and no rain since March.  This is not good.  When, assuming it
>will not rain
>again, should I start withholding any supplemental watering from the ARs?
>Or does
>it depend on the varieties I have growing?  If so, where can I find out
>about the needs
>specific to the varieties that are growing?  My water bill hit $90 this
>last month and
>there was only supplemental water given the few flowerbeds I have
>established, so
>at this point I'm looking at a major expense just to keep things alive.
>Survival of the
>fittest is already at work here.
>Donald Eaves
>Zone 7

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