This may be the last post you read from me in a while. I posted this Saturday as I was preparing for Irene to make landfall somewhere around Connecticut. I scheduled it to post on Monday–I presume that if we’re without power it will still post but who knows?
I noticed quite a few garden bloggers posting pictures of their gardens on Friday and saying “I hope there will still be something left post-Irene.” I can certainly sympathize with that! I had a bit of a rude awakening on my Friday walk, however. I went out at 6:30 to discover that my green beans, which had finally climbed to the tops of their respective poles and were fleshing out nicely, were gone! Nothing left but a few stringy stems thanks to those pesky deer. So some of my gardening came to a crashing halt a little early anyway. Oh well.
Friday evening, I did a “quick” gathering up of all the plants and stored them in the garage. It’s far too early to say goodbye to the summer containers–and besides, I surely don’t want them to become projectiles in tropical storm or higher force winds.
This is what I was gathering though and you’ll see that it wasn’t such an easy task. It took 3 of us over an hour.
But it’s also far too early to bring them inside. I’m not quite resigned to the task of watering with a watering can instead of a hose.
And this year I decided that they were not all coming in either. I mean I love my houseplants but it’s getting a little too crazy. We’ll se if I can actually winnow down the collection to a manageable number.
But doing so while trying to prepare for a once in a 50 year storm is not probably wise. I can winnow after the storm–or even later in the season.
And I can hope this is all unnecessary and this storm, fickle as these storms can be, takes a last-minute turn out to sea and everyone is spared. That’s what everyone is truly hoping and praying for!