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Re: winter protection

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 water
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 huge
one sits in my front flower bed year round. Plan is to someday make it into
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
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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