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Re: winter protection

Judy, I have more pieces of craft/artwork that over time has added up to a
few dollars.  I want to keep them and not have them disintegrate.  I would
think that most would be fine, but we, too, have a lot of freeze/thaw and
sub-zero temps, so I bring them in, possibly unnecessarily.  I don't go out
into my garden in winter except to fill the birdbath or feeder so these
things don't need to stay put anyway.  Thanks for filling me in on your way
of doing things.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Judy L Browning" <judybrowning@lewiston.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2004 3:57 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] winter protection

> Kitty,
> I have some ceramic bells in my trees, just leave them out. Also various
> porcelain potsherds that are more or less intact. Those I turn over so
> can't freeze & break them further. So far I've only lost 1 terra cotta pot
> tray, try to move empty cly pots under the eaves so they stay dry. One
> one sits in my front flower bed year round. Plan is to someday make it
> a fountain. Winters here are warmer than yours in general, but we do get
> minus teens & twenties for short periods (few days). I think we're dryer,
> but deal with constant freeeze thaw all winter & do get significant winter
> precipitation.
> Hope this helps,
> Judy B
> z 6 Idaho
> From: <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > I wondered what all of you do protect their outdoor artwork over winter.
> > I usually lug everything in - stepping stones, statuary, plaques, etc. I
> > also wrap the stone/cement bench, cedar adirondack chair, and one 85
> > pound statue in tarps to protect from the elements.
> >
> > I thought I might be making unnecessary work for myself, but I noticed
> > that one piece I left suspended from a tree over one winter is now
> > showing some erosion of the material. Of course all these pieces have
> > different composition, so maybe it was just that piece.
> >
> > So, what do you do with your outdoor decorations? Lug them in or protect
> > them in any way? I'm in northeast Indiana, so our winters are often wet.
> >
> >
> > Kitty
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