Girard's Rose -- Azalea -- Irrigation

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Girard's Rose -- Azalea -- Irrigation

Post by Stephen M. Henni » Fri, 17 Apr 1998 04:00:00




Quote:

> These are going into raised beds right next to the house.  Currently, we do
> not have gutters on this side (fixer upper), but the run-off seems to hit
> only the back of the bed.  Unless the roof particles in the water will
> damage my plants (azaleas or other), I might leave that as additional
> irrigation.  A window air-conditioner is on one side of the patio, and much
> of the condensation from it is going into the corner of the L-shape.  Is
> that okay -- and is there an easy way to spread that AC water to provide my
> plants with constant "drip" irrigation?

The Girard azaleas (there are many of them), like most azaleas and
rhododendrons, do not like wet roots.  They are susceptible to root rot.
I would avoid continuous dampness such as air-conditioner run off and make
sure you have good drainage from rain.  Irrigation is not a problem unless
the spring is very dry.

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Girard's Rose -- Azalea -- Irrigation

Post by Hoffma » Sat, 18 Apr 1998 04:00:00


Bought several of these the other day and are planning to plant them around
our patio.  This area is L-shaped with the plants facing north and west -
with the house to the south and east of them.  We have a 10 foot-lattice
that will provide mid-late afternoon shade.

These are going into raised beds right next to the house.  Currently, we do
not have gutters on this side (fixer upper), but the run-off seems to hit
only the back of the bed.  Unless the roof particles in the water will
damage my plants (azaleas or other), I might leave that as additional
irrigation.  A window air-conditioner is on one side of the patio, and much
of the condensation from it is going into the corner of the L-shape.  Is
that okay -- and is there an easy way to spread that AC water to provide my
plants with constant "drip" irrigation?

Does anybody else have this type of Azalea?  I have seen Girard's Azalea in
books, and I am guessing that this is a darker, pink version of the same.
Any advice on these.  How fast do these babies grow?  We bought 1 gallon
pots - about 5 of them.

Thanks for any help!
Tara Laine