Answer: The best way to protect your containerized plants during the Santa Ana wind season is to group them together against a house, shed or other outbuilding. While the winds may whip around a bit, they generally come from a predominate direction. Place them where they will get the most protection from a fence, house, etc. Tender leafed plants such as mandevillas and schefflers will tear in the wind so I'm afraid that moving them into a protected place is your only defense against those hot, dry Santa Ana's. Best wishes with your garden!
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