Six on Saturday – Preparation H

My husband and I spent last night and this morning securing our house and garden in preparation of the arrival of Hurricane Isaias. It is quite literally a pain in the ….here he is installing storm shutters:

Every window on the house is covered with corrugated aluminum shutters secured with pins cast into concrete window frames and wing nuts. Anything loose in the garden has to be turned over to catch the least possible wind. The teak coffee table has assumed dead cockroach position near the house. I have turned all the garden furniture over, then picked up all the loose bits and nursery pots I have left lying about.

Why, oh, why do I have so many cushions?

For the porch furniture and seating for greyhounds, of course. Piled up to avoid wind gusts.

I ran across this map recently, we live on the Treasure Coast of Florida, so named because of all the shipwrecks just offshore. Caused by – you guessed it, hurricanes. And lack of Preparation. People find gold coins at the beach from time to time.

I have one pretty flower for this Saturday, this is called either a Flaming Torch or Hurricane Bromeliad. It’s a Billbergia pyramidalis. Appropriately prepared for the hurricane.

Isaias is predicted to pass by here tomorrow, time will tell how the garden fares.

I am joining Jon the Propagator and gang for Six on Saturday; sharing six pictures of what is going on in my garden this Saturday. To see more Saturday posts, visit Jon at

Happy Gardening from the Treasure Coast!!


25 comments on “Six on Saturday – Preparation H

  1. I have been thinking about you. I know it is a pain preparing as we did that for Rita and Ike and took in relatives. I will keep y’all in my thoughts and prayers.

    PS Can’t believe the astronauts are splashing down during this.

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  2. March Picker says:

    Stay safe! Thinking of all those in the storm’s path. As if 2020 hasn’t been crazy enough…

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  3. tonytomeo says:

    Oh, I saw this on the news. I do not often see news nowadays. I did not consider much about where it would go after leaving the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

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  4. Chloris says:

    It sounds terrifying. I hope you and your home and lovely garden keep safe.

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  5. Hope you were not too battered by the hurricane. Sounds like you were well prepared at least.

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  6. Eliza Waters says:

    Hope you are spared the worst of it. Apparently, we’ll even see some wind and rain on Tues. I better stake my towering sunflowers!

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  7. Oh goodness, how scary. Stay safe

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  8. pbmgarden says:

    Have been thinking about you. Stay safe.


  9. Karen says:

    It is almost to Vero Beach now and so far so good. Weren’t we lucky to dodge the bullet on this one. Let’s hope we continue to be lucky though the rest of the season. 😊


  10. Cathy says:

    Hope it has passed by without too much damage. You must worry about your garden, and I am sure the dogs hate being shut in. All the best!

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