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RE: put a sock on it

  • Subject: RE: [iris-photos] put a sock on it
  • From: arilbredbreeder@cs.com
  • Date: Sat, 02 Apr 2005 20:12:53 -0500

"FRANCELLE EDWARDS" <fjmjedwards@worldnet.att.net> wrote:

>I really hope the forecasters are wrong, Donald.  Here my problem is the
>opposite of yours.  Temperatures on Sunday are predicted to be 90
>degrees F.  That kind of heat with single digit humidity  makes
>pollination nearly impossible.  It seems to keep pollen from forming in
>the developing stalks and buds.  Some of the ones I want most to use
>haven't started their stalks yet, so I fear a repeat of last year.  When
>they finally get around to blooming, there will be no pollen.

Misting hoses made a huge difference here, lowering the temperature and 
raising the relative humidity.

Sharon McAllister

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