Northeast Gardening forum: Hurricane ready??

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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Aug 26, 2011 10:49 AM CST
Growing up in Philadelphia I remember getting ready for any 'canes that headed our way. The house had real usable shutters that got closed. The assorted critters ie: rabbits, ducks and chickens all were brought into the basement. Planters were secured and branches were cut back. So I was wondering what ya'll are doing to get ready for a visit from Irene? Especially now when you are likely looking at getting ready for fall and winter anyway. Be safe! Group hug
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Aug 26, 2011 2:48 PM CST
Garden is on its own, only one DL in bloom. Brought in my favorite garden statue 'cause I didn't want pine branches falling on it. the other one is on its own. Mainly worry about our tulip tree branches they sre no nice in bloom & draw the orioles.
Otherwise nothing to dooutside, comfort inside is something else & no longer have pets.
Name: jennifer
central nj (Zone 6b)
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flowersrjen
Aug 26, 2011 9:44 PM CST
Hey Ginger!

We put away anything that can go airborne, hubby got the generator ready today(we had it for 3 years and hadn't needed it) hubby still has to tie down the gas grill tomorrow.

Picked up some chafing gel fuel, gas in both truck and car and extra in container, hubby hit atm for some cash on hand...guess that's pretty much it, my pantry is always stocked so nothing needed there
Name: jennifer
central nj (Zone 6b)
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flowersrjen
Aug 26, 2011 9:45 PM CST
Gotta love our governor... gotta tell it like it is up here, people are so thick
Gov. Chris Christie demanded people "get the hell off the beach" in Asbury Park and said: "You're done. Do not waste any more time working on your tan."
Name: Celeste
Northernmost and largest state (Zone 5a)
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pixie62560
Aug 27, 2011 9:02 AM CST
Stay safe all! Lovey dubby
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Name: Christine
Saugerties, NY zone 5a
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Christine
Aug 27, 2011 11:09 AM CST
I grew up on Long Island and we had many hurricanes back then, now I'm up north and not to worried, for us here it will be the wind & downed trees. Yesterday I gathered up all my containers and put them away, I'm praying the wind wont kill my elephant ears & cannas,one can only hope for the best. I've got plenty of food & water & ice & candles. I've got chicken cooking now just in case we loose power. It will be here tomorrow at this time 1:00 STAY SAFE......
Name: jennifer
central nj (Zone 6b)
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flowersrjen
Aug 27, 2011 11:46 AM CST
Hubby is smoking a pork butt...quote from him "I am so redneck, bbqing in a hurricane"
WInd is starting to pick up and it's raining now
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Aug 27, 2011 12:17 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing yup redneck for sure Whistling All ya'll please be safe...after it's over check in to let us know you're OK Group hug Group hug Group hug
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Name: Louise
SW New Hampshire (Zone 5a)
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DonnieBrook
Aug 27, 2011 1:35 PM CST
LOL, Jen! I would like your husband! Hank is getting ready to BBQ ribs here too so we'll have something to eat while we watch the winds and rain devastate the gardens. Bill's birdhouse has been put away, so I'm all set now. lol

We'll certainly lose power for awhile, so don't expect to hear from me for awhile. Stay safe everyone!!
Name: Ivy
New York City (Zone 6b)
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torriesmommy
Aug 27, 2011 1:45 PM CST
Be careful everyone.

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Name: jennifer
central nj (Zone 6b)
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flowersrjen
Aug 27, 2011 2:08 PM CST
Ivy..I love your signature quote
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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quietyard
Aug 27, 2011 2:09 PM CST
Praying for all of you in the hurricane's path. Crying Flowersrjen, love your Governor Christie ! Hilarious!
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Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Aug 27, 2011 3:58 PM CST
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Name: jennifer
central nj (Zone 6b)
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flowersrjen
Aug 27, 2011 5:44 PM CST
Thanks, not real windy yet but has been pouring now for awhile
2.14" already!!!!!!!!!!!
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Aug 27, 2011 9:01 PM CST
steady rain. will see how much in the morning. Would love to send the rain to TX.
Name: jennifer
central nj (Zone 6b)
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flowersrjen
Aug 27, 2011 10:31 PM CST
We had a tornado warning for our exact area, I did see a bright green flash in the distance which indicates tornadic activity, they told everyone to get to the lower area in your house. That was a little unnverving to say the least.
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Aug 28, 2011 3:08 AM CST

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power is going on and off.. going to post now while I can.. best wishes to all
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 28, 2011 3:21 AM CST
Looks like Jersey & NY are up next for a ride on Irene. We'll be waiting for you guys on the other side. Hang in there & don't float away.

Group hug Group hug
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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Aug 28, 2011 3:39 AM CST

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blowing away or a tree getting in the way is more our problem.. but thank you!!
Name: jennifer
central nj (Zone 6b)
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flowersrjen
Aug 28, 2011 11:06 AM CST
CRAZY, not not bad
Here's the town 3 up from me
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