I'm also sure a few of you are wondering what this has to do with ProfessorRoush's garden? There seemed, on the surface, to be little damage from the 70-80mph sustained winds both here at home and in Manhattan, primarily lots of small limbs down and lots of broken pieces of roof shingles laying around here and there. But, when it warmed up a few days after the storm, when I got out and actually wandered around the garden, I saw that it had taken down my long-standing wisteria trellis. I know this thing was old, but breaking off 4 six-inch treated posts that were cemented in the ground was not a trivial piece of damage. Thankfully, I had already taken down the Purple Martin houses earlier this fall or they would have been in Missouri, or the Atlantic ocean.already old in this 2019 blog post it came from, but certainly functional and beautiful in a light-lavender sort of way. I thought the frame was unbreakable, but clearly I was flat-wind wrong. The lattice-work was decaying when this picture was taken and I think I replaced it that year, but the posts, in cement, should not have broken down. Or so I believed.
ProfessorRoush will have to up his engineering game for the next trellis. I'm thinking maybe steel I-beams extending down into the bedrock might actually have a chance at standing longer than a decade?
|Token poinsettia picture to wish everyone holiday cheer!|
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!