After two weeks of dry hot weather and two days after the last post, we had a nasty storm roar through here with lots of wind and 4-5" of rain.
Everyone is safe and sound except for our Hawthorn(Buckthorn) Tree which lost a thick old limb.
It missed our car, the garage roof and pretty much fell in one piece.
We were lucky the lawn debris truck came along while we were chopping it up and the driver helped us drag the cut pieces to the hopper. We have one more bin to be picked up next week. He said there was a lot of damage in our development, so I guess we were just lucky!
The upper branches supported the trunk, and even the fence was only dinged a bit. Now this area will get more sun...which is a plus. You have to look at the bright side of things.
But my Hollyhocks. YIKES. The poles held but the foam ties I had around them were ripped off and the flowers were basically flattened. I tied them up again with rope and only lost the tops of three. They seem to be okay now. I then spent 3 more hours tying up and supporting all our vegetables and flowers. We lost a few branches on tomatoes, and three big pots were blown over??? but that's about it for serious damage.
Our yellow squash plants were rearranged and they are out across the patio now, and producing 3-4 small squash a day now. The four plants in here are very vigorous.
Please ignore the foggy spots on the photos---not ghosts or spirits, but raindrops, LOL. Honest---scared myself when I looked at them, then I remember we had a 'sun-der" storm while I was taking photos.
HUGS, hope all is well for you and yours!
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