I moved all my potted plants in the patio. If it is just a storm, I may not have to drag those heavy pots indoor. I tied all the Hoyas and Orchids to the branches they are hanging on. Hope that would be enough.....
Would I need to bring those baskets in if it turns into Cat 1 ?
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger Wrightstown, New Jersey JBsBirdsandMore.com
My grandson is at U of Miami in Coral Gables and facing his first Tropical Storm or Cat 1 since living in the tropics. I just heard from him and he said they are not expecting it to be too bad, lots of wind and rain but not like it could be if it were a biggie. I warned him to respect the weather and not be a wise guy and not listen. I learned many years ago the wrath of Mother Nature when I lived on Wrightsville Beach, NC. The old saying Don't mess with Mother Nature sure is true when those storms give you a direct hit and the numbers are up there. Even a #1 can give you alot of water even if the wind is not too bad. So, be safe my friends and don't take any chances.
i would bring the baskets in if it turns into a #1 or you will not know where to look for them when it is over.
Alka, be safe, if your winds get to high I would bring them in if you don't have too many. I have too many but the new deck was built on the best side of the house least amount of wind. Still if the winds start swirling no side is safe.
MJ, if it moves a little to the west it will put us on the 'bad' side of the storm, the right quadrant, that is where most of the tornadoes are produced. As of this evening that is what we are preparing for mostly. I live 40 miles inland and that is not a good thing with this one.
Another season of uncertainty. I cleared all of the plants from my shelf on the lanai but the rest are still hanging or undercover a bit. Luckily the house wraps around and provides some comfort?
I'm most concerned with the pots being picked up and blown thru a window by a gust of wind. Those darned tornados just cannot be predicted.
Looking better for my area this am although I expect flooding down at my home on Venice Island only 1/2 mile inland. It's my first season with it and I do not know if the lil home is even above sea level?
Prepare for the worst Dee...and hope for the best!!
Be safe everyone... the season has only begun
Whew, my area seems to have better forecast now....no hurricane...just storm. Still all my potted plants and most of Hoyas and all the orchid baskets are safe under patio. Untangled long long vines of Hoya kerriii yesterday from my tree and brought it in even though vines were wrapped tightly in the tree. Vine bled in several places,hope it will still bloom.
For some reason I just see peduncles on it and no blooms. Been waiting it to bloom since I bought it last year.
Been glued to local channel on TV for weather news.Looks like storm/hurricane has moved a bit west.Anyone on west coast and panhandle .....please take safety precautions. There is huge power outage in Miami and that could happen anywhere this storm/hurricane touches.
MJ, if it moves a little to the west it will put us on the 'bad' side of the storm, the right quadrant, that is where most of the tornadoes are produced. As of this evening that is what we are preparing for mostly. I live 40 miles inland and that is not a good thing with this one.Dee[/quote]..
Dee I was wondering about that, yup not a good spot to be, Batten down girl cause it's not looking good for the panhandle.
Will keep fingers crossed !
Name: Lee Anne Stark Ontario, Canada Perpetually happy!
Actually...we're in a drought up here...the main reason being that when there's a hurricane it travels up the eat coast and rains on us for 3 or 4 days...you all haven't had a hurricane so we haven't had our regular rainy days so we're super dry....drier than I've seen it here in the 20 years I've been here...
Right now Isaac is ravaging New Orleans. Hopefully all the money poured into the city after Katrina will save the city this time. Thoughts of dry cleansing winds and prayers go out to those battling this monster.