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Re: Re: CULT:REB:shade

  • Subject: Re: Re: CULT:REB:shade
  • From: "J. Griffin Crump" <jgcrump@cox.net>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 12:50:58 -0500

Here's another approach to providing shade in the garden.  In this case, 
it's a vegetable garden, and I have no idea of what this screen was actually 
being used for, but think of constructing such a screen of whatever size you 
need to provide partial shade from mid-day sun for any number of clumps of 
iris.  The density of the shade could be controlled by weaving/sticking 
various kinds of materials into the screen.  Light-weight, portable, 
inexpensive, etc.  --  Griff

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <autmirislvr@aol.com>
To: <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2008 8:01 AM
Subject: Re: [iris] Re: CULT:REB:shade

> No, you don't think it's an idea worth trying, or you don't have?a space 
> on the east and west side of your house or other building to try?? <g>? 
> Just trying to help here.?
> Maybe?one of those portable tents to place over a section?? This might 
> work?early spring and then summer for rebloom!???My neighbor moves her 
> tent?across the garden as she works.?
> I'm getting bloom (rebloom) on the east side of my house, but there is a 
> gravel driveway on the west side.? The only way to put plants there would 
> be to set some of the pots on the driveway and against the house.? Not a 
> fair comparison.?
> <<Bottom line, no, I don't think so <g>?>>
> Betty
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Linda Mann <lmann@lock-net.com>
> To: iris@hort.net
> Sent: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 6:09 am
> Subject: [iris] Re: CULT:REB:shade
> I wish there were a simple solution, but with serious damaging freezes 
> that come with major cold fronts, it just stays so cold here in the frost 
> pocket for so long that it doesn't make any difference most of the time.?
> ?
> However, with lighter freezes/frosts it can make a difference. There is 
> one short row of the reblooming amoena from IMM X CSONG that gets a little 
> shelter from overhanging branches of a smallish elm (that has now died). 
> But in this case, it's not the shade that delays bloom, rather the 
> protection it gives at night - like car windows that don't frost when 
> parked under a tree.?
> ?
> I'm very curious to see how bloom is affected in the row across the creek. 
> It's far enough away from the base of the ridge & trees here at the house 
> that shade the gravel rows that it will get sun at least 2 hrs earlier, 
> plus it's at a slightly higher elevation, so will have better air 
> drainage, plus it's closer to the creek, which <might> buffer temperatures 
> a little bit.?
> ?
> One of the really good growers here is an older cultivar that has 
> beautiful blue blooms, but nearly always is frozen out in the gravel rows. 
> I moved most of it down next to the gate at the bridge across the creek, 
> and so far, it has bloomed every year.?
> ?
> Bottom line, no, I don't think so <g>?
> ?
> <Linda, is there a way you can use shade to delay bloom on some of those 
> early irises that give you such trouble?? >?
> -- Linda Mann east Tennessee USA zone 7/8?
> East Tennessee Iris Society <http://www.DiscoverET.org/etis>?
> Region 7, Kentucky-Tennessee <http://www.aisregion7.org>?
> American Iris Society web site <http://www.irises.org>?
> talk archives: <http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-talk/>?
> photos archives: <http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-photos/>?
> online R&I <http://www.irisregister.com>?
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