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Aug 26, 2011 10:49 AM CST
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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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
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
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Aug 26, 2011 2:48 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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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.
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Aug 26, 2011 9:44 PM CST
Name: jennifer
central nj (Zone 6b)
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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
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Aug 26, 2011 9:45 PM CST
Name: jennifer
central nj (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Butterflies Roses Region: New Jersey Lilies Hostas
Dog Lover Daylilies Bulbs Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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."
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Aug 27, 2011 9:02 AM CST
Name: Celeste
Northernmost and largest state (Zone 5a)
The Vacation Land!
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Stay safe all! Lovey dubby
"A GARDEN IS A LITTLE PATCH OF HEAVEN ON EARTH"
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Aug 27, 2011 11:09 AM CST
Name: Christine
NY zone 5a
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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......
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Aug 27, 2011 11:46 AM CST
Name: jennifer
central nj (Zone 6b)
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Dog Lover Daylilies Bulbs Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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
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Aug 27, 2011 12:17 PM CST
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Plays in the sandbox Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Gulf Coast Tip Photographer The WITWIT Badge
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds Plumerias Hummingbirder Dog Lover
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
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
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Aug 27, 2011 1:35 PM CST
Name: Louise
SW New Hampshire (Zone 5a)
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Heucheras Region: Florida Dog Lover Daylilies Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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!!
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Aug 27, 2011 1:45 PM CST
Name: Ivy
New York City (Zone 6b)
Live life and reap what you sow!
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Be careful everyone.
My soul he refreshes.
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Aug 27, 2011 2:08 PM CST
Name: jennifer
central nj (Zone 6b)
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Ivy..I love your signature quote
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Aug 27, 2011 2:09 PM CST
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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Praying for all of you in the hurricane's path. Crying Flowersrjen, love your Governor Christie ! Hilarious!
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
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Aug 27, 2011 3:58 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Y'all be real safe!
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Aug 27, 2011 5:44 PM CST
Name: jennifer
central nj (Zone 6b)
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Dog Lover Daylilies Bulbs Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Thanks, not real windy yet but has been pouring now for awhile
2.14" already!!!!!!!!!!!
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Aug 27, 2011 9:01 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Irises Region: Northeast US Region: United Kingdom Region: United States of America
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
steady rain. will see how much in the morning. Would love to send the rain to TX.
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Aug 27, 2011 10:31 PM CST
Name: jennifer
central nj (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Butterflies Roses Region: New Jersey Lilies Hostas
Dog Lover Daylilies Bulbs Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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.
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Aug 28, 2011 3:08 AM CST
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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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power is going on and off.. going to post now while I can.. best wishes to all
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Aug 28, 2011 3:21 AM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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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
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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Aug 28, 2011 3:39 AM CST
Moderator
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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blowing away or a tree getting in the way is more our problem.. but thank you!!
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Aug 28, 2011 11:06 AM CST
Name: jennifer
central nj (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Butterflies Roses Region: New Jersey Lilies Hostas
Dog Lover Daylilies Bulbs Enjoys or suffers cold winters
CRAZY, not not bad
Here's the town 3 up from me
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