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Flowers survive typhoon in Taiwan

by webdev

September 21, 2010

Blooming attractions at an international floral event successfully endured a typhoon over the weekend.

Typhoon Fanapi landed in eastern Taiwan on Sunday, but the city government reported no major damage at the four sites of the Taipei International Flora Exposition, according to the Taipei Times. The six-month floral exposition, which is expected to draw about 8 million tourists, kicks off in November.

"We made ample preparations before the typhoon by removing items that could potentially have been damaged by the storm," Ma Chien-hui, a spokesman for the expo, told the news provider. "Although some of the flowers planted were destroyed, there wasn't much damage because we haven't planted large areas of flowers yet."

Event organizers in Tapei took all the right steps to protect their plants from severe weather, so some gardeners living in colder climates might be wondering how to protect their flowers amidst similarly harsh conditions.

According to, potted flowers should be kept in protected places, although not in sunken spots where frost may develop. They should also be protected against strong gusts of wind.

The website reports that you can use plastic to protect your flowers, as long as the material isn't making direct contact with your plants.

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