the unthinkable

the horrible day

It’s hard to choose a picture to lead with when writing a blog post on ones garden being severely devastated by spring hail.  The shredded leaves broken blooms and fallen branches are everywhere you turn. I cried earnestly twice but mostly for most of all for the hostas, all of them ruined. Here is a short tour through the sad mess left behind.

 
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and now vertically for a change:
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I have no idea what I will do about many of those plants, some will have to be completely removed others pruned to the ground. They is so much clean-up… The hail (the size of nickels) did not fall for very long but its impact will be felt the entire season. I am extremely discouraged if not devastated right now. In all this mess a big shout out to my girlfriend Talitha who came to console me even before we went to check out the carnage in her own garden (just as bad).

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One thought on “the unthinkable

  1. Oh hell, I am so sorry. Springtime hail is an evil, that’s for sure. I’ve (knocking on wood) missed getting hit this year but last year it fell hard. Luckily a lot of the big leaf plants weren’t fully leafed out yet but it made my in-ground agaves polka dotted. They grew out of it, eventually, as the new leaves hid the old.

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