T/S Hermine

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Phil Stager, Sep 1, 2016.

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  1. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    over ten inches of rain so far here in the South Pinellas Desert and more on the way.

    Dean - how's everything on the Big Island and your hurricanes?
     
  2. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Over eight inches here so far Phil. What's your count now? My back hurts from the pickup yesterday. Eight garbage cans of branches, sticks, broken plants, etc. Bracing for more pickup today.
     
  3. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    14.5" total; lots of down small branches and palm fronds; nothing major
     
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  4. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Holy Moses! That's a whole lotta rain. Hope your puddles are receeding, if you have any. Glad everything and everyone is ok.
     
  5. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    ...another inch since last posting.
     
  6. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    I'm glad to hear that it sounds like everyone escaped without major damage. A lot of clean up I'm sure - but it sounds as if things will get back to normal soon.
     
  7. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Filled up more trashcans yesterday and today. The cleanup was brutal and the plants that had wet feet for a few days look wilted and unhappy. It will be fine eventually though, just sorry to see it happen.
     
  8. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Phil, I'm getting a lot of leaf drop on my crotons from Tropical Storm/Hurricane Hermine. Definitely the crotons that had wet feet for a while, and even others that weren't near puddles. Not sure if it was the wind there or what. Are you getting leaf drop? It's making me really mad/sad. Especially now when I want my crotons to look good!
     
  9. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    image.jpg A I get leaf drop from plants with wet feet when they dry out and need a little water to slow the transition. It is a razor blade to balance the return to normal conditions.. We are so dry here that an occasional flood is welcome.
     
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  10. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    I am getting big-time leaf drop, even though I'm trying to water them extra. The extreme heat doesn't help the situation either, and the timing couldn't be worse! Ughhh!
     
  11. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Anna- got back from Seattle (no crotons there but two very nice Japanese gardens) and noted no unusual leaf loss due to heavy rains or dry spell after; just the usual fall leaf drop.
     
  12. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Thank goodness, Phil. You must have excellent drainage in your garden for there to be no accumulation with over 14 inches! That's wonderful.
     
  13. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    I was up in WI, but from the looks of the yard, I pretty much got away unscathed. My only damage besides some shredded leaves was to a 7' beccariophoenix. Its leaning over & will need to be staked. Thank god Julie was here to drain our pool down though!!
     
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