Texas Gardening forum: Getting Ready for the Storm

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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Sep 20, 2013 10:33 AM CST

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Yesterday, I was tying some plumeria limbs to the deck so they wouldn't blow over in the storm that's hopefully coming tonight. I happened to look up into the oak and spotted this tree rat watching me while he rested. I eased back into the house and took his pic through the kitchen window.

He's probably busy this morning chewing a spot along the eaves to get into our attic before the storm.

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Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Sep 21, 2013 8:17 PM CST
Did you get alot of rain? There are alot of squirrels around here taunting my dog
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Sep 25, 2013 9:22 AM CST

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We had nearly 3" and the lakes came up a bit. Did you get rain? It has been in the 60s every morning. Still climbing to the high 90s in late afternoon. I noticed all my hibiscus are blooming or have buds. The plumerias are just about finished. Some bloomed early spring, some not at all this year. The rain has brought back the salvias. I'm still discovering what survived in the front yard.

Squirrels are making nests. Somebody's missing lounge cushion stuffing around here. It's all over the trees and bushes!

Name: Joy Hall
Hempstead, TX (Zone 8b)
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rouxcrew
Sep 25, 2013 3:08 PM CST
We lost a tree in the storm, most likely the roots were already compromised since it didn't break. One of my 30 or 40 year old oaks but we have lost several to the drought already and I anticipate we haven't seen the last. I can almost see the grass growing.
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Sep 25, 2013 8:31 PM CST

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We have a tree that hangs over the neighbors' garage. Our house is above their roof. The tree hasn't gotten much additional water this summer. I'm really worried about it falling over the wall onto their garage. It's an oak also.

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