Wednesday, July 21, 2010

HAIL TAKES A TOLL ON THE GARDEN !


Last night I arrived home to this below:










The hail had ripped the flowers right off the stems, broke the stems and brought destruction everywhere!










Not a pretty sight!




The best I can do is a birdbath bouquet....


15 comments:

GardenofDaisies said...

Bernideen, My friends son is stationed with Airforce there, and we heard about the storm from him last night. I am so sorry that the hail damaged so much of your garden. That must be so disappointing. I hope most of the plants are able to recover. Hugs to you

KathleenAnne said...

Aww this is soo sad.. It's awful when Mother Nature doesn't play fairly. Sorry this has happened to you and your garden.
Hugs,
Kathleen

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Ooh, it looks like snow in July !
I can remember well those hail storms in Colorado, the first time I witnessed one , I was scared out of my wits...
It's done a lot of damage, but hopefully all the flowers will grow back before summer is through.
Naughty weather ;)

From the Kitchen said...

Oh dear, Bernideen--rain is good, hail is not! Hope your garden recuperates soon.

Best,
Bonnie

Denise :) said...

Oh, what a shame! Hale is no fun. Although it did look rather pretty at the base of the evergreen with the bunny. :)

I know Colorado Springs is a big town, but you wouldn't happen to know Shayne Fite, would you?

Marilyn said...

I'm so sorry that the hail destroyed the beautiful flowers in your garden. I'm hoping the Queen Anne's Lace will come back again. I'd like to try some in my garden, too. It seems like something my grandmother had, but it no longer grows at my mom's.

If we lived a bit closer, I'd bring some starts of a plant that I think is called veronica speedwell. It is blooming in my garden right now and is very pretty. ♥♫

Johanna said...

Oh dear Bernidden, what a sad thing, that this hail damaged all your flowers. But I am sure, they will recover in some time. Isn't that terrible, that such things happens. I wish you lots of sunshine in your garden.
Greetings, Johanna

Gram said...

Our son and DIL live in Peyton, and have a baby due anytime. We had planned to fly out yesterday, then changed to Thursday. He called today saying it's a good thing we waited. Now my husband has rented a hangar at the airport in case of more hail.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen
It seems crazy weather is affecting us all. We had 2 hail storms last week within a couple hours of each other. Luckily for us it was only pea size but a gardening associate in another town had golf ball size & sustained $3700 damage to her car.
Just when the garden was looking good too! Hope your plants will make a comeback.
Judith

Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2010 said...

OmGosh Bernideen! I can't believe how awful it was for your garden. I guess you had a bit of your own "christmas in July". I hope it recovers well and you can be back to tea parties before long! Ironically it is rather pretty...all the ice. I hope the weather perks up and you'll be back to blooming in no time. :)

kimberly said...

Hale in July! Oh, I know I'm seeing it, but my mind is having a hard time comprehending it. Your poor garden really took a beating. I'm praying for a beautiful recovery.

Bella said...

Oh Bernideen... I am so sorry, your poor garden:-( I hope you make a quick recovery! I am amazed at hail in July!!
sending a get well soon to your pretty flowers:-)
Bella

Pam said...

Oh, that is so sad! Thankfully, that has not happened here this summer but it did last summer and was not a good thing! I'm new here and will enjoy following your blog! It's great! So many beautiful things to look at and good recipes also. Thanks!

Beth said...

Bernideen, It is heartbreaking to have this damage in your lovely garden! I am so sorry.
On a brighter note, I made your lemon tart twice now, love it, shared it in my 7/22 post and linked to your blog. Just wanted to let you know.
Hugs and blessings, Beth

Rizzi said...

SO SORRY ABOUT ALL YOUR BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS, IT MUST OF BEEN SOMETHING IT EVEN BROKE THE STEM OF THE QUEEN ANNE'S LACE, AND THEY HAVE A STRONG STEM. I AM SO HAPPY YOU GOT TO MEET KAREN, MY NIECE FROM BROOMFIELD. SHE WAS LOOKING FORWARD IN MEETING YOU. RIZZI