Thursday, June 18, 2009

Smashed to Smithereens

It just wouldn’t be June without a good hailstorm to whine about! Last weekend we had a doozie. Not bad enough to damage the roof or autos, thank goodness, but it sure did a number on the garden.

Of course the plants with large foliage got it the worst, like this poor Crambe cordifolia and the water lilies. Some plants were just flattened, and are slowly coming back to normal, while others had their leaves stripped right of their stems. It’s ugly, folks.

So glad I can share this photo of what the garden looked like just last week! Here’s wishing you a hail-free summer!


Allison said...

Oh NO!! Sure does bring back memories of late spring/early summer in Colorado!

LostRoses said...

Jocelyn, so sorry your garden took a hit. Every afternoon during these summer storms I hold my breath on the drive home from work to see if it was "my neighborhood" this time. So far we've been spared.

I didn't make it to The Enchanted Gardens tour this year but did the Denver Hospice Washington Park one last weekend. Gosh, I love being a voyeur in other people's gardens!

I know you'll have yours back in shape soon.

Jocelyn H. Chilvers said...

Welcome back to blogland, LR!

Thanks for your encouraging words, things ARE looking better already.