A Chick Does Tropical Garden

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Winterizing Worked Nice. Soooooo niiiiiiiice.

Tarp hanging from hooks on the awning
A few posts ago I wrote about my plan to winterize by hanging hooks on the awning and hanging blue tarps with grommets from it to cover my potted plants.  I've had a couple of opportunities in the last week or so to try it out, and it worked nicely!!!


I just used a bit of twine to tie the panels together and voila!  The thing we did find, however, is that you have to mark the panels as to which one you used where.  Even though they say they are all spaced 36" apart, the grommets are not all spaced evenly, and so when we put up a hook (measuring the next hook according to the next grommet) they didn't always line up.  So, we had to drill a few different holes.  But, before taking them down I just marked the top of the panel, and where it was to go ("Right side of Left Awning Panel", etc.)

Hanging from the pergola


I put tarps on each side of the front beam of the pergola, and so the tarp "tented" the pots beneath it.  I had to move a few pots under the tarps from the other side of the pergola, but it was easier than moving the pots into the garage.
GROOVY COOLNESS GADGET


T.K. Goforth is a musician and author of the well-received book "Chord Piano is Fun!" She also writes a music blog called "Chord Piano Chick's Mostly Musical Musings.
Chord Piano Is Fun

2 comments:

Rebecca said...

Is it wrong that I am ready for my stuff to "snuff it" I am still watering and it is Dec. 5 - I want to put in some new stuff but everything else is still blooming and looking so nice I can't bring my self to do the ol’ heave ho(e) and get rid of it. But your idea looks great, if you need more warmth you can get some warming lamps from the Feed store and put under with them.

T.K. Goforth said...

I am not to judge anyone's motives regarding their own personal flower garden, my friend. Just because I may say it is wrong, does not mean that it is wrong for you. Wrong and Right are all subjective anymore, so you go for it, if that is what you FEEEEEL. It all depends upon what you FEEEEEEL. I would RECOMMEND not getting rid of it completely, however -- it might come back even nicer than you think. And, I LOVE the warming lamps idea. Hey, do you own stock in that wacky feed store or something???

T.K. Goforth is a musician and author of the well-received book "Chord Piano is Fun!" She also writes a music blog called "Chord Piano Chick's Mostly Musical Musings.
Chord Piano Is Fun