I’ve put it off as long as I can, today is the day. As soon as this post goes up, I’m going to attempt to move these two hibiscus plants to the garage. So far they’ve survived some pretty chilly nights but it’s just a matter of time before we get a good freeze and they croak.
I’ve never tried to move these big planters before. They are not the type planters that look heavy, but are really light…you know that type. Nope, these babies are super heavy, especially with the added dirt and plants. Ugh.
I’m going to attempt to move them with this furniture dolly. I wish it didn’t have a giant hole in the center of it! I may have to resort to dragging them on a blanket, another one of my fall-back furniture moving devices.
They have to be rolled across the porch, through the kitchen and down a step into the garage. I hope I can lift them off the dolly onto the garage floor when I reach the garage door.
After that, I’m going to move this Christmas tree across the garage, through the kitchen…
…and into the family room. I’ll move the table you see there in front of the window to the living room and the tree will go there. Not looking forward to this moving stuff but hopefully I’ll have a pretty tree up by tonight and hibiscus plants that are still alive by next spring.
Stay tuned…Christmas tree photos coming soon. Hopefully. 🙂
Hardest part was getting the pots up onto the dolly. Don’t worry, I made sure not to strain my back. I would have stopped if it felt like that was going to happen, I promise!
After I got them up on the dolly it went well. I really don’t like these dolly moving devices. I used to have a hand truck but I loaned it to someone and they never gave it back. I don’t think it would have been very easy with a hand truck, either. I’m going to check into some of the suggestions you guys left in the comments, though…thanks for those!
So here they are, I placed the hibiscus as close to windows as I could get them. They’ll get the east morning sun so I hope that helps them survive the winter. I gave them and the foxtail fern a good drink of water. They were just too pretty to let die in the cold this winter. Now it’s time to move the Christmas tree in. Other than being very awkward and prickly, it’s not too bad.