Adeniums forum: Protection: It's That Time of Year!

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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Apr 2, 2014 7:02 PM CST
The greenhouse walls have been down, The roof came down today. There is more rain coming our way so it's time to protect the adenium. Last year I had the grand idea of putting up a clear golf umbrella on the patio table dedicated to adenium so they can get light and protection heavy rains at the same time. It's time to order it!
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Name: JT Sessions
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gone2seed
Apr 3, 2014 5:42 AM CST
Love the clear umbrella idea.I may have to steal that one.
Name: Doris Klene
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kareoke
Apr 3, 2014 6:25 AM CST
Where do you find a clear umbrella. I would think that would cause the plants to burn.
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
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coconut
Apr 3, 2014 11:00 AM CST
Doris, clear doesn't let in ALL the sun, but maybe burn would be a concern anyway.
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Apr 3, 2014 9:20 PM CST
The umbrella would not be total rain protection. It would be up high, using fat PVC pipe sleeve, like a patio umbrella so some side ways rain drops will get to them. It will, however keep the major down pours off of them. Anything heavier and I would protect both the adenium AND the umbrella from the storm. You can pay $$$ at Golf stores but I saw them on Ebay for around $30 or less. Just make sure the handle is straight and not a hook-type if you plan to use the PVC pipe sleeve to raise it or you will have to cut off the handle. I looked for 48" + since that is about the diameter of my table. I will watch closely for burning.
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