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Fw: [iris] Re: CULT:REB:shade

  • Subject: Fw: [iris] Re: CULT:REB:shade
  • From: "J. Griffin Crump" <jgcrump@cox.net>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 14:03:28 -0500

Ok, let's try it on iris-photos.

----- Original Message -----
From: "J. Griffin Crump" <jgcrump@cox.net>
To: <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2008 12:50 PM
Subject: Re: [iris] Re: CULT:REB:shade

> Here's another approach to providing shade in the garden. In this case,
> it's a vegetable garden, and I have no idea of what this screen was
> actually
> being used for, but think of constructing such a screen of whatever size
> you
> need to provide partial shade from mid-day sun for any number of clumps of
> iris. The density of the shade could be controlled by weaving/sticking
> various kinds of materials into the screen. Light-weight, portable,
> inexpensive, etc. -- Griff
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <autmirislvr@aol.com>
> To: <iris@hort.net>
> Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2008 8:01 AM
> Subject: Re: [iris] Re: CULT:REB:shade
>> No, you don't think it's an idea worth trying, or you don't have?a space
>> on the east and west side of your house or other building to try?? <g>?
>> Just trying to help here.?
>> Maybe?one of those portable tents to place over a section?? This might
>> work?early spring and then summer for rebloom!???My neighbor moves her
>> tent?across the garden as she works.?
>> I'm getting bloom (rebloom) on the east side of my house, but there is a
>> gravel driveway on the west side.? The only way to put plants there would
>> be to set some of the pots on the driveway and against the house.? Not a
>> fair comparison.?
>> <<Bottom line, no, I don't think so <g>?>>
>> Betty
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Linda Mann <lmann@lock-net.com>
>> To: iris@hort.net
>> Sent: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 6:09 am
>> Subject: [iris] Re: CULT:REB:shade
>> I wish there were a simple solution, but with serious damaging freezes
>> that come with major cold fronts, it just stays so cold here in the frost
>> pocket for so long that it doesn't make any difference most of the time.?
>> ?
>> However, with lighter freezes/frosts it can make a difference. There is
>> one short row of the reblooming amoena from IMM X CSONG that gets a
>> little
>> shelter from overhanging branches of a smallish elm (that has now died).
>> But in this case, it's not the shade that delays bloom, rather the
>> protection it gives at night - like car windows that don't frost when
>> parked under a tree.?
>> ?
>> I'm very curious to see how bloom is affected in the row across the
>> creek.
>> It's far enough away from the base of the ridge & trees here at the house
>> that shade the gravel rows that it will get sun at least 2 hrs earlier,
>> plus it's at a slightly higher elevation, so will have better air
>> drainage, plus it's closer to the creek, which <might> buffer
>> temperatures
>> a little bit.?
>> ?
>> One of the really good growers here is an older cultivar that has
>> beautiful blue blooms, but nearly always is frozen out in the gravel
>> rows.
>> I moved most of it down next to the gate at the bridge across the creek,
>> and so far, it has bloomed every year.?
>> ?
>> Bottom line, no, I don't think so <g>?
>> ?
>> <Linda, is there a way you can use shade to delay bloom on some of those
>> early irises that give you such trouble?? >?
>> -- Linda Mann east Tennessee USA zone 7/8?
>> East Tennessee Iris Society <http://www.DiscoverET.org/etis>?
>> Region 7, Kentucky-Tennessee <http://www.aisregion7.org>?
>> American Iris Society web site <http://www.irises.org>?
>> talk archives: <http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-talk/>?
>> photos archives: <http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-photos/>?
>> online R&I <http://www.irisregister.com>?
>> ?
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