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RE: Cooling plants with mist?

It is more humid when you are right in the mister, Donna, but the way it
seemed to work when I've availed myself of one is that you get a light mist
of moisture on your skin, clothes, etc. (not even enough to muss your
make-up and hair) but in high heat, it evaporates so quickly that it cools
the surrounding body parts and surfaces when it does so.  (That is why we
sweat...or are "aglow" for us women.  LOL!!!)  

I could have used a mister this morning.  By the time I quit lugging mulch
to the shade bed (5 large loads) it was already 87 F at 10:30 a.m.  I came
in and sat down in the easy chair to sip something cool (water) and when I
got up I noticed the back of the chair was damp from my glow.  LOL!!!  The
bed looks much better and hopefully the mulch will keep the ground from
cracking by the end of the week.  We've had nearly two inches of rain thus
far (though I'm really certain in Centerville, it was more like 3") but with
temps in the mid to upper 90's for the foreseeable future and no rain in the
forecast, things could get pretty thirsty around here.  Most of the plants
are so used to a very moist spring/summer now and I'm a little worried how
they will respond to the heat without moisture now.  It's a little early for
our normal Sept-Oct drought.   

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Donna
Sent: Saturday, July 15, 2006 3:02 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Cooling plants with mist?

I have hosta and astilbe in FULL sun... near rocks ...
hot spot!  But since their roots can get all the pond water they want, they
do great.

I would think the misting might cause a more humid effect... 


--- "Christopher P. Lindsey" <lindsey@mallorn.com>

> 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 cooler.
> 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?
> Chris
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