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RE: Cooling plants with mist?

Well, Chris, they do use "misting stations" at Disney World and a number of
NASCAR events as well as the Dayton Air Show (which is ALWAYS on the hottest
day of the year here with many metal roofed and sided buildings on blacktop!
UGH!  There are always folks down from heat at that event.)  It cools me and
I've not seen it do any harm to plants.  Whether it cools plants as much as
it cools me is another question.   I do think YOU will notice a marked

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Christopher P. Lindsey
Sent: Saturday, July 15, 2006 2:33 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: [CHAT] Cooling plants with mist?

Have any of you out there tried using misters to lower temperatures around
your house or plants?

I'm looking at misters that produce tiny water droplets (like 10 microns or
so) -- the principle behind them is that the evaporate almost instantly,
carrying away the heat.  Supposedly they can lower the temperature in an
area by as much as 20 degrees, and they evaporate quickly enough that water
never reaches plants or people.  It's kind of the same principle as a swamp

I'm thinking of setting some up over the plants that aren't as happy in hot
weather, like hosta.  Do you think it would help in this hot weather?


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