Tuesday, December 7, 2010

landscape bundling

Wayne has a cigar while he and Caliope bask in the chilly sunshine by the pond after bundling all of the tropical plants in our yard.
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The big orchid table is surrounded by blankets and sheets with a tarp on top.  A heat lamp and rope lights are inside to keep them from freezing.  Staghorn ferns look like big alien cocoons hanging from the oak tree.
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The tomato plants have dozens of green tomatoes on them.  They are wrapped in sheets thrown over an old step ladder.  The gingers die back every year, so they aren't covered.  They sprout again in the spring.
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I hope these moon flower buds will be okay.  Their vine wraps around one side of the pond pergola.
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Orengi and Moby should be fine.  Koi are pretty cold hardy.  We just cut down on feeding them when it gets really cold.
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The big white bird of paradise was a challenge to bundle, but the picnic table came in handy for the task.
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All of the hanging orchids, mostly vandas, are hung in the garage.  The orchids in bud are in the house...placed up out of reach of our 4 cats.
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Now that the outside is ready for freezing temperatures, it's time to give Fred5 a new home.  We went to Petco to see about a replacement motor for a 5 gallon Eclipse Hexagon tank I've had for a couple of years.  This is the second Eclipse tank I've had and both motors took a crap.  I'll never buy another one.  Instead of a motor, which the store didn't carry, I bought a small (2.5 gal.) hex tank of the Petco brand.  Fred5 seems very happy in his new home, and it has a nice LED light in the lid.  It even has a blue nightlight in case he's afraid of the dark.
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