Irises forum: Sooo hot ........... :crying:

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Name: Timothy
eastern oregon (Zone 7b)
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TBMan
Jul 23, 2018 8:23 PM CST
sooo hot!
took this photo of a few of my dug irises drying for processing and shipping. I have lots more dug in another location.
Shortly after this, i passed out from the heat -- (97+ degrees at the time) after this pict was taken and came to flat on my back, and had to spend the rest of the day indoors. Thumbs down Crying
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Name: Joshua
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Australis
Jul 23, 2018 8:30 PM CST

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Please be careful, Timothy! Hope you're alright.
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Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Jul 23, 2018 8:44 PM CST
Careful Tim. Work early in the day.
Name: Arlyn
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crowrita1
Jul 23, 2018 8:45 PM CST
Be a little careful ! The heat is nothing to ignore, as it will "sneak up" on you !
Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Jul 23, 2018 9:09 PM CST
Timothy ~ You cannot work in the heat! Do you understand? People will just have to wait for their irises! PLEASE be careful with your health! Group hug Group hug Group hug
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Jul 23, 2018 9:12 PM CST
Be careful out there Tim. You escaped this time, but....
Did your iris not get sunburned out in that sun and heat? I was digging for our iris sale when it was mid nineties and high humidity. Those fans that spent a mere 10 minutes in the sun had the leaves turn soft and floppy and started turning brown. Had to cut them lower than planned.
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Name: Richard or Shawn
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creativeclover
Jul 23, 2018 9:21 PM CST
Be careful Timothy. Heat is not to be missed with. One job I was at, we would send a couple residents a year to the emergency room for heat stroke.
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grannysgarden
Jul 23, 2018 9:21 PM CST
Sorry you had heat illness, Tim. It does sneak up on us. Best to work early and stop before you absolutely have to. I hope you did not lie in the sun for very long. Keep hydrated. Often heat prostration, and other heat related reactions, are worse the next day. Take care.
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Name: Timothy
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TBMan
Jul 23, 2018 9:25 PM CST
Lestv said:Be careful out there Tim. You escaped this time, but....
Did your iris not get sunburned out in that sun and heat? I was digging for our iris sale when it was mid nineties and high humidity. Those fans that spent a mere 10 minutes in the sun had the leaves turn soft and floppy and started turning brown. Had to cut them lower than planned.


I had a few sunburn, but I put a tarp over most of them so only a few got scorched
Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Jul 23, 2018 9:36 PM CST
And did YOU get sunburned???
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: Timothy
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TBMan
Jul 23, 2018 9:54 PM CST
evelyninthegarden said:And did YOU get sunburned???

yes, somewhat ........ more ---- Crying Crying Crying Crying
people are already clamoring for their plants -- ebay buyers are the worst (not all, but a significant number) --- demanding, rude, impatient...........
So I gotta soldier on. I'm about 60% towards completion of my digging
Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
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Polymerous
Jul 23, 2018 10:00 PM CST
Please be careful Timothy - and everyone else prepping plants to ship. You could have really whacked your head badly or otherwise injured yourself, and then lay there in the sun baking dangerously. Crying

The patio thermometer here was "only" reading around 90 F when I went out late afternoon to work on the irises for my sister. Still too warm for me, even working mostly in the shade - lots of sweat before those irises were decanted (from pots), trimmed, washed, rinsed, and laid to dry on the patio.
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AndreaD
Jul 23, 2018 10:07 PM CST
Timothy,

Please be careful! You could have hit your head and done serious damage to yourself. Drink lots of cold water and stay hydrated.
Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Jul 23, 2018 10:28 PM CST
TBMan said:yes, somewhat ........ more ---- Crying Crying Crying Crying
people are already clamoring for their plants -- ebay buyers are the worst (not all, but a significant number) --- demanding, rude, impatient...........
So I gotta soldier on. I'm about 60% towards completion of my digging


Well *THEY* are just going to have to wait their turn. (Maybe don't sell on eBay next year?) Just work 5:00 AM - 9:00 AM!!!!

I am unable to work outside after 9:00 AM most days! And it isn't as hot here as it is where you are!
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UndertheSun
Jul 23, 2018 10:39 PM CST
Timothy, you are far more important than the plants. The orders can wait and the plants can be replaced....you can not be replaced. So please be more careful out in the heat, it can really do a number on you. Take some time to feel "good" again, because your body has been weakened. If you go back out there to soon, the results may be worse...much worse. If the ebayers are giving you a bad time, give me their email I'll tell them a thing or two.

Name: Jan Wax
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janwax
Jul 23, 2018 10:46 PM CST
I can wait the longest for my order from you, Tim. I've got a lot to keep me busy! D'Oh!
Take it easy!
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Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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RoseBlush1
Jul 23, 2018 10:54 PM CST
TBMan said:
yes, somewhat ........ more ---- Crying Crying Crying Crying
people are already clamoring for their plants -- ebay buyers are the worst (not all, but a significant number) --- demanding, rude, impatient...........
So I gotta soldier on. I'm about 60% towards completion of my digging


I don't know you, but you sound a stubborn as I am, so I am going to offer a couple of suggestions that might help you. I'll be throwing a few links in here, but I am not recommending any particular product.

If you are going to soldier on, go ahead, but do it smarter ... Smiling

1. Create shade. You can use those portable canopy things.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0145R49C8?tag=purlivforlif-20/

2. Set up a misting system.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000P0KSXO?tag=purlivforlif-20/

*** I like the look of this because it does both

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000P0KSXO?tag=purlivforlif-20/

3. Wear a cooling vest

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000P0KSXO?tag=purlivforlif-20/

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000P0KSXO?tag=purlivforlif-20/

4. Wear clothing designed for working hot weather

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000P0KSXO?tag=purlivforlif-20/

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000P0KSXO?tag=purlivforlif-20/

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BP570Z2?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00BP570Z2&linkCode=as2&linkId=KPSY4MTP2DWGRUGU&redirect=true&ref_=as_li_tl&tag=cooling0b-20/

There are a lot of products you can use to make it possible for you to work in the heat without risking your life. You can do a Google search for products to help you work in the heat.

I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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iciris
Jul 23, 2018 11:54 PM CST
janwax said:I can wait the longest for my order from you, Tim. I've got a lot to keep me busy! D'Oh!
Take it easy!


Same goes here. In fact I can wait until early October if you want.

Be careful, and I agree with everyone's comments above. The plants can be replace but you can't!

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Name: Robin
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Totally_Amazing
Jul 24, 2018 1:00 AM CST
I hope you feel well and energetic again soon Tim.
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Jul 24, 2018 3:30 AM CST
They sure look like nice plants though. I find hot humid weather the worst thing for me to work in, hope your weather cools down a bit.
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