Sunday, May 30, 2010

What the hail!

We were hit with a hail storm last night - pea to marble sized hail that was inches deep in spots. Here's some pix of what it did to some of my poor plants:



I'm hopeful that most of this will survive and come back. The iris, while badly battered, will for sure be back next season. I may have to replant my tomatoes and I think I'll go ahead and harvest the rhubarb and get it in the freezer. My car was not damaged and the greenhouse window survived just fine even though I thought for sure the hail was going to crack it. Once things dry out a bit, I'll get the broom out and compost all the leaves. The joys of living in Colorado in the springtime - at least it wasn't several inches of snow! Don't laugh - it's happened in May before.

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~chris

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5 comments:

Tammy said...

OM Gosh Chris!! I am so sorry! I can't believe the amount of hail! We didn't get anything out here. I hope things pop back up soon!
Tammy

Kimberly S said...

Oh no! Sorry to see what happened to all of those lovely plants Chris, and I do hope they all survive. Thank goodness your car and windows were fine!

Diane said...

Oh no,that's not good! Your poor flowers! Thank goodness your car didn't get damaged cause I know what hail can do!!!

Anesha said...

This weather is crazy. Sorry about your plants, hope some come back. Anesha

Juanita said...

That looks so sad. We have had such a cold spring that the plants I started from seed are still in the kitchen. There is no point putting them out, if I have to keep them covered with a blanket every night.

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