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of lilies as house plants. Do you
have any information in growing the
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aren? an average indoor houseplant
I suspect that all of the above
?P?cies can be successfully grown
j?" nghl conditions.
^ llly may grow too
S 'o comfortably use as a house
plant Several sources will give you
excellent information on the details
of cultivating these languid lilies.
Light is going to be the crucial fac
tor in growing these plants. Check
ou the most recent editions of the
fojtowing texts for pertinent infor
mation. Hortus Third," "Readers
D'&f' Illustrated Guide to
2*^*" ?f "77* ** Red
NrT,,1"^ of the
Cooperative Extension Publi
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vour bulK .Dougjas Bailey for
your bulb-growing enjoyment. Good
Dear Plant Doctor: While vaca
tioning in North Carolina, I read
your column in the newspaper on
salinity problems in well water. I
have had to water extensively iiis
summer and noticed that some plant
leaves and flowers were turning pre
maturely brown. We immediately
stopped using well water on all the
I have enclosed the results of two
water analyses performed on my
well water that I use for irrigation.
The samples were taken three weeks
apart and show different results.
Does well water change that fast?
I plan to install an underground
sprinkler system to water the lawn
but am concerned about the effects
of salt water on the grass. What in
formation or advice can you offer?
? Rockport, Maine
kj j Appointment
DOGS & CATS
Ages 2-5 years
is opening soon in the
"heart" of Calabash.
For More Information
ANSWER: Your letter is the
first I have received from Maine.
Thank you for writing. Your water
analysis indicated that you do have a
serious salinity problem with your
Several years ago, I was part of a
team that conducted a scientific
study of wells in southeastern North
Carolina. Monthly water samples
from wells throughout southeastern
North Carolina were evaluated for a
variety of different mineral compo
nents. To my surprise, the composi
tion of minerals in the well water
changed slightly with each sampling
anH in cmibt
changes in salt concentrations oc
curred. Well water, especially from
shallow wells, can change in mineral
composition in a very short period
I do not know what kind of cool
season grass you cultivate in your
lawn but I suspect it is Kentucky
bluegrass, tall fescue or creeping
bentgrass. Bentgrass and tall fescue
are very tolerant of saline water con
ditions. If you have either one of
these grasses, I feel certain you will
not permanently damage your lawn
with your saline well water except
during extreme hot, droughty peri
ods. During these periods, consider
irrigating with municipal water
every second or third irrigation.
Grasses are much more tolerant to
saline water than moat other plants.
As you have already discovered,
salinity can be disastrous to many
species of garden plants, shrubbery,
I am sending you some informa
tion that deals with salinity of irriga
tion water and how to manage it.
Check with the Maine Cooperative
Extension Service for additional
publications on caring for your lawn
Send your gardening questions or
comments to the Plant Doctor, P.O.
Box 109, Bolivia NC 28422. Send a
SASE if requesting a reply or infor
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