Adeniums forum: Umbrella to keep DR's dry??

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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Sep 14, 2013 10:55 PM CST
I was thinking of getting a clear PVC umbrella to put over my adenium. That way I won't have to worry about unexpected rain. The sun would get through and it would be protected. Good idea? Or not??
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Name: Jim Cook
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jimsned2
Sep 15, 2013 5:10 AM CST
Thumbs down the wind would blow, and knock over the umbrella along with your pots! Assuming they're in pots . If in the ground and u have fast draining soil,don't worry about them we get torrential rain just about every day and I can't recall ever losing one due to rain,potted or in the ground. Jim

Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Sep 15, 2013 5:20 AM CST
I agree also the plastic might still keep some of the light out that they need to flower. I had my Adeniums in my pool cage for a while and they never bloomed.
Name: Jim Cook
South Florida
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jimsned2
Sep 15, 2013 6:08 AM CST
Oh my, Hetty your an early riser too huh? Have you gotten to Lucky Sumo yet? If you go make sure you take a peek at his pots for sale.

Jim

Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Sep 15, 2013 12:08 PM CST
the recent rains have made my buds drop! when I move the pots out of the rain they get little sun. was thinking of using a big pvc golf umbrella on a patio table. if blown over, it would have to take the iron table,too. why can't Sun get thru clear plastic that doesn't block UVB/A/C? I only have about 8 pots that would fit under an umbrella just fine on those days when rain is predicted. If no rain comes,I thought at least it wouldn't miss a day off sun.
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
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ShadyGreenThumb
Sep 15, 2013 2:34 PM CST
I would think a pool cage would block UVa/b?
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Sep 15, 2013 3:18 PM CST
It clearly did.

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