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Name: Arlene
Florida's east coast (Zone 9a)
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florange
Sep 16, 2017 5:05 AM CST
Becky, right now it's touch and go for my daylilies. Some look ok and others not so good.

I talked with Dan Trimmer yesterday. He told me not to touch the plants--don't cut back and don't fertilize. Just let them recover. I don't know how long that will take. It's made me rethink my fall garden. I'm converting another small daylily box to veggies. If I can't move the daylilies in October that won't happen this year. Just have to wait and watch. Doing a lot of that lately!!

Welcome back, Becky!
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Sep 16, 2017 6:43 AM CST
I have been struggling to keep up with updates, things have been so busy here, but I am really glad you are okay, Becky!! What a horrifying ordeal it must have been to go through that. I'm sorry your garden was torn up, I have been wondering how the daylilies would fare after the hurricane(s). They are resilient plants, but that doesn't mean they are impervious to damage. I feel for you and anyone else that may have lost difficult-to-replace or impossible-to-replace (seedlings, etc.) daylilies and other plants. The saddest part of your updates, though, was undoubtedly the officers wife and child being struck by a hit and run car. Reading that made me so sad Crying and so upset at the same time. To hit someone is bad, but to be callous enough to just leave them.... Angry In your first post about it, I was really hoping Kate would pull through... I'm so sad to hear that she didn't. How heart-breaking. I can't even imagine what her husband it's going through and all of the 'what-ifs' that are tormenting him. He tried to save them by sending them away and then this happens. I just can't even...

But aside from that, I am glad that you are safe, Becky. And don't worry about the acorns right now, if you still are. You have bigger fish (...or alligators?) to fry. Sending hugs your way. Group hug Group hug
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Sep 16, 2017 6:47 AM CST
Arlene - Group hug Group hug you know ..... at times like this ... I have moments I just want to give up on gardening.

Because it's difficult every time my garden gets beat up by these storms. It seems to happen a lot for me. There is something about my location that has a big "X" or bullseye on Sebastian Inlet. I always wonder if it has something to with the Gulf Stream current. Whatever it is .... we see a storm more than not, come close enough to us to do damage. I will say that this is the first time I've actually had plants pulled out of the ground. The clumps were pulled out on one side and the roots were sticking up out of the ground. The leaves were laying on the ground. I didn't realize the roots were exposed until almost 5 days later. We had so many other things to deal with including no power, that I didn't even do an inspection of the backyard garden beds. They were a mess as usual after a storm. First time ever though that plants were pulled up. It was in my largest raised bed. I have a lot of pine fines in the soil so the soil is looser than the actual ground. So that may be why some got pulled up. It only happened to the larger clumps. Just my luck. Sighing! clumps I've been waiting patiently to see. Grrrr.....

Anyway, a couple days before the storm I got some daylilies from stilldew. So those are going in pots this weekend and will be transplanted into that bed to replace those that I lost when the temps cool down. Jedi Brenda Spann was a great performer for me and I loved the blooms. I will replace it in the future, one way or another. Maybe the little fan left will do well and won't have to replace it.

Y'all pray that the east coast of Florida doesn't get slammed by anymore storms this year, please. Thank You!
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Sep 16, 2017 6:57 AM CST
Dnd - yes, the death of Kate and Riley makes anything else insignificant. Fortunately, some of her organs will be donated to help others. That does give the extended family some peace. But the whole situation was so inconceivably tragic. My daughter doesn't know if the husband (her coworker) will return to Florida. Both Brandon and Kate's families are in GA. His loss is so tremendous that to function at this point is probably very difficult for him. Just pray for him and their extended families. The one comfort in my mind is that Kate and Riley are together in Heaven. Very little else is of comfort. It is heartbreaking. Crying
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Name: Ginny G
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Sep 16, 2017 7:45 AM CST
I'm at a loss for words Becky. Just know you are all in our prayers Group hug Group hug Group hug
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Sep 16, 2017 8:06 AM CST
More news about the loss. Apparently the road they were killed on was a dangerous one : https://patch.com/georgia/wood...

A crossing walk petition and funeral obituary is listed in the above article. Also Kate loved animals so in lieu of flowers, they are requesting donations be made to an animal rescue group.

I feel sure that something good will be done in their memory. This tragedy has touched a LOT of people. Just sad that Brandon has to somehow find a life without them.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
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Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
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ShakespearesGarden
Sep 16, 2017 2:51 PM CST
Group hug Group hug Group hug it's been said so eloquently above. I second all calls for prayers, joy for the small blessings and sadness for the losses.
Bravery is not being unafraid. Bravery is being afraid and living life anyways.

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