Wind Event Preparation

Our first major "wind event" of the season has been forecast.  Winds of 60-80 mph had been predicted for this area.  Time to prepare the garden.  Say goodbye to the last of our modest autumn color.  
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Don't waste time sweeping.  It's going to get much worse than this:
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Tuck the potted plants into protected corners to ride out the storm:
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At minimum, weight them down so they don't go flying:
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Or bury them temporarily in the ground for some extra protection:
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A cachepot is better than no protection at all:
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Wedge the trash bins in together tightly, so they are not blown away, or slam against the house at 3:00 am.
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Put the tools away, lest they smash something:
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Turn the irrigation off, because it will all just be carried away by the wind.  Complete waste of water.
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Anything that's been perched up high all spring and summer...
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...needs to be taken down and put in a safer place.
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Pick every rose you can for the vase, because they'll either be gone, or turned into something resembling a piece of burnt pita bread.  
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Give the koi some extra food, because when the wind starts to howl they will cower at pond's bottom and not come up until the storm dies out.
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Fill the watering cans with water, so they don't go flying off into the next city, or bounce around the yard all night.
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And before the storm hits, take some time to walk the garden and admire what may soon be destroyed.  
Why did this Clematis decide to bloom in November? 
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Doomed delicacy:
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Most of all, enjoy the wind.  It will let you catch up with indoor maintenance. 
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 Oh, joy!

Comments

  1. Great preparations, and exactly what I do here! I also have a number of perforated but heavy pieces of furniture, so the wind blows through it. At least that's a good thing about the flowers being finished here. E winds started howling at 6 am, getting colder:(

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