Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Creepy ... and windy!

Winter seems to have blown into Austin! I think we got a double-dose of Summer this year, and truly just skipped Fall. My spooky hanging grove of goblins seems none the worse for the wear -- don't you know I put them out Sunday afternoon -- JUST in time for the rain and the vicious storm that got me up at 4:30 a.m.

I can't say the same for my plants. The new big bed is a little worse for the wear. I had an abelia pulled completely OUT of the ground - I literally had to replant it. And my tree and other abelia were being whipped mercilessly even this afternoon, so I had to find some quick remedies. Not sure how sturdy that stake is, but it seemed to help a little. And the chair is providing a little cage so that this abelia doesn't meet the same fate as its neighbor did! Necessity ...


3 comments:

Annie in Austin said...

That was some windstorm, wasn't it! One of my plumerias lost leaves and fell on a neighboring shrub but nothing seems uprooted.

I hope your abelia recovers, Diana -

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Pam/Digging said...

I've had new gardens looking like that before, with chairs and pots providing support or shade among the new plants. Your nongardening neighbors may be puzzled, but fellow diggers won't be.

Diana said...

The abelia seems ok so far. I think I get the sense that the one under the chair is a little indignant about being imprisoned! The wind was better today, but picked up this evening quite a bit again. Guess it's just that time of year, anyway!