Where I live in KY, the humidity can be almost crippling, accompanied with heavy morning dew. In one of the more recent droughts, I noticed that the only things reblooming just happened to be along the drip lines of the shed and one carport. Not sure the dew was a factor, but it did supply moisture.
<<the dews to be any heavier,>>
Bridge In Time Iris Garden
KY Zone 6
From: thomas silvers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: iris-photos <email@example.com>
Sent: Mon, Jul 12, 2010 6:48 am
Subject: [iris-photos] Re: Re: MTB: Summer bloom CRICKET SONG
That wall faces West but it's actually a corner jutting out on the front of our house which faces South (slightly Southwest). But it's interesting that you've observed effects of being planted on the East side of a building because I've been wondering if being near a building at all might be helping out the summer blooming tendency - with some kind of microclimate, heat storage or other temperature modifying effect. I haven't noticed the dews to be any heavier, if anything I'd guess it might even be a little drier. It's only been in one other location before I moved it here. The seedling batch I selected it out of was growing further out from the house on this same South side. But I selected and moved it because of the Fall rebloom. I'll have to try it out planted in some more different locations.
Tom, that clump is up against the wall. What direction does that face? Do you get a heavy dew there?
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Over the years I've noticed that many rebloomers do better if planted on the east side of a building or wall. Any observations with CS?