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Re: zagreb coreopsis

  • Subject: Re: zagreb coreopsis
  • From: Patricia Dickson <pdickson@sbcglobal.net>
  • Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2009 09:02:58 -0700 (PDT)

Those are both great ideas!  Thank you. I have used the umbrella one before
but I don't have enough umbrellas this time.  I have had one of those mister
things... not sure where it is now.... and never really used it.  Great idea! 
Thanks,
Tricia

--- On Sat, 4/25/09, Daryl <dp2413@comcast.net> wrote:

From: Daryl <dp2413@comcast.net>
Subject: Re: [CHAT] zagreb coreopsis
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Saturday, April 25, 2009, 7:12 AM

I don't know if it might be too tacky for your neighborhood,  but I
sometimes use an old beach umbrella to shade my plants when I first put them
in.
It holds the humidity, too. The pointy end of the umbrella goes into the
ground
to help keep it from blowing away, and there are so many holes in it, the
wind
can go through it.

The other thing I've used is a little mist kit. Mine is made by Nelson and
hooks onto a garden hose. Works great when you get that hot, windy weather
that
we don't often have. It wastes water to evaporation, of course, but probably
uses less than repeat watering. And with a battery operated timer (also from
Nelson), I set it and ignore it.

d

----- Original Message ----- From: "Patricia Dickson"
<pdickson@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, April 25, 2009 6:31 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] zagreb coreopsis


> Daryl,
> Thank you and Theresa for your comments.  I never can keep moonbeam alive
> here.  It has to be a bit invasive to even make it here.  I was moving and
> dividing plants on Thursday and then on Friday we had a hot, dry and very
> windy day.  Like putting them on a grill to see if they can endure that. I
> need to go out and water again to give them a fighting chance.  We have
> chances of rain all next week so maybe if it will cool down and the
humidity
> will go up they will make it.
> Tricia

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