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Re: winter protection

I've been wondering, too.  I've stopped bringing in the Adirondack chair -
too big and heavy.  And that 85# new cat statue I got is not going anywhere,
so I put a trash bag over it.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2004 10:33 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] winter protection

> Most things I move somewhere... garage, now shed.
> But since I only have so much room and some things are just too big to do
> anything with... not all comes in. I tip some fountains so the water will
> not freeze and crack them, others I wrap and usually put some styrofoam in
> the wells.. it will crack before the object.
> But I have found myself looking at 'stuff' and thinking... is this moving
> and all worth this piece....
> Donna
> >
> > 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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