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While it could be worse, a gardener never likes to see hail in the garden once the plants have leafed out. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

About Eliza Waters

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73 Responses to Hail!

  1. Christy B says:

    Wowa! Strange weather, right?! We had a thunderstorm yesterday! Thanks for the tips on the smoothie ~ I’ll take note of the suggestion to add banana and carrot ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Alice Pratt says:

    Oh, yikes! Not a good way to get water! It was on the news, here (south of Boston), about the storms & I immediately thought of you! Hope your plants are OK!

  3. I’m not hitting ‘like’ on this one. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Not good! Nature is always changing and surprising ๐Ÿƒ

  5. I know rhe feeling– yuck!

  6. Like = unlike Eliza…just didn’t want any confusion 8^)

  7. Trini Lind says:

    But it LOOKS beautiful! ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜. Like something from Fairyland! ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ˜„

  8. Oh no! Oh boy, Eliza, I know your pain! But at least as Trini says it does look beautiful … I’m just cringing knowing the damage hail can do. Unbelievable!! BIG (((HUGS))) โค

  9. Val Boyko says:

    Nature does have a way of surprising us doesn’t she? …. The forecast calls for turbulent weather in June, including a hurricane on the Atlantic coast! Brace for more if the unexpected. (Nature emulating life and politics?!? )

  10. Kris P says:

    Unbelievable! It’s been on the cool side here, calling for a jacket all day long – not that I’m complaining. I hope your hailstorm damage was minimal.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks, Kris. Not too bad, but kind of ruins the look of the big hosta leaves. Ah, well. Better than a foot of snow, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰
      There was a lovely rainbow at the end of the storm – my consolation prize.

  11. I hope your beautiful gardens weathered the hail storm and let’s hope June brings more sunshine and less rain and hail.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Hear, hear! It wasn’t too bad, the hosta seems the worse hit, but I haven’t made the full tour. Not much can be done at any rate and a few holes now, or later made by slugs, won’t make a big difference, I guess. I just like the ‘perfection’ fantasy for the month of June at least!

  12. cindy knoke says:

    WOW! I thought it was strange when it snowed in April in Germany but this tops that! Hope your plants survive it.

  13. arlingwoman says:

    Fear the hail!!! We had some hard rain yesterday that I thought for a moment was hail. I’m glad most of your plants are alright.

  14. jennymarie4 says:

    Oh no! I hope they didn’t freeze!

  15. Widdershins says:

    Yep, it could’a been a foot of snow! Hope nothing got too badly battered. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Cathy says:

    Oh no! I hope June will be kinder to your garden! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. What a shame, especially about the hostas. Let’s hope June brings lots of new lush growth to replace the holey leaves!

  18. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Oh no – hope nothing was damaged.

  19. Wow, nature gave you a cold shoulder

  20. Rita Pichette says:

    Oh, no! We just can’t seem to catch a break this year. Maybe now that it’s June…..??

  21. Kathy Sturr says:

    Quite a spring, eh? It hailed at my Mom’s over Mother’s Day. This morning I considered turning on the heat (and I just planted out my tomatoes ): !)

    • Eliza Waters says:

      I know, crazy weather. It was 46 this morning and I kept thinking about the annuals that are out there not happy with anything below 55. Time will tell how the summer proceeds.

  22. Christina says:

    The day we left for the UK there was a huge hail storm less than half a mile from here; we were very lucky not to get it.

  23. Laurie Graves says:

    Ugh! You are so right about hail.

  24. Peter/Outlaw says:

    What the hail? Hope your plants didn’t suffer too much damage.

  25. gaiainaction says:

    Wow Eliza, that is late in the season, hope it did not do any damage to your plants.

  26. I hope your garden came through all right. Hail was forecast here the other day but passed us over!

  27. ladyfi says:

    Hope the plants survive!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Oh, yes, thank you. Just a few rips in the bigger leaves, the plant still functions, I just have to let go of the idea of perfection! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  28. InfiniteZip says:

    eeks!!!! I hope there wasn’t too much damage ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks, Kim. Not good for hostas!

      • InfiniteZip says:

        hail nor deer ๐Ÿ˜ฆ they always liked to try to eat ours ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Eliza Waters says:

        Yes, deer do nibble out by the road, but not close to the house, thankfully. The slugs/snails help themselves wherever they please, so eventually most look ragged. I’ve found the giant hostas are more resistant to munching (they are kale vs. lettuce) so not as frequently bothered. I tell myself, EVERYTHING beomes ‘food’ eventually.

  29. maureenc says:

    So sad to see spring tender leaves damaged by hail….I hope they recover.

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