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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Casualties Of The Wind

Friday's intense wind roughed up the tulips and daffodils which were already open, caused some blooms to come off one side of the lilac in the back garden, removed a lot of mulch from everywhere, deposited various pieces of trash in the garden, tipped one of the teepee trellises over onto the grill, tilted a weather vane to a 45 degree angle and damaged some of the pea plants.

In the photo below, you'll see how the wind whipped some of the pea plants so much they dug cones into the soil and the stems constricted.  I planted more pea seeds by the wind whipped plants and watered everything well.  I probably replanted about one fourth of the peas.


11 comments:

  1. That's a shame about the Lilac and so frustrating about your peas. Fortunately, none of our plants were damaged. Our only casualty was our welcome flag was blown right off the shepherd's hook!

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  2. Oh my goodness, I went to this rose garden today. I think you would have loved it!! I have pics coming up on 23rd. As for the wind, ugh. It's frustrating....and the birds. I put in vegetable and herb seeds and some "disappear" from a couple of our winged friends:)Once they get established, I don't worry...it's just this beginning part. Sorry that you had to redo some of your work....no more wind!

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  3. Wind did some damage here in NJ as well. I think I'll just close my eyes until the end of May and live in denial for a while.

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  4. Apparently, the wind blew off one of the doors to my greenhouse. .I haven't tried to open it since I got home. .since I always tend to use the other side anyway. .it will be fine until we get it fixed. Otherwise. .I have found bird feeders and houses that blew down. .and PLENTY of small sticks and leaves. The plants and garden seem to be looking good still. .the lilacs are stunning!! Maybe they were protected a little. Hopefully that will be the end of the bad wind for a day or two.

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  5. Oh no! Sorry to see the plants all toppled like that. We had a severe thunderstorm last night, and it was so windy. It toppled some of the daffodils and the garbage cans went rolling all over the yard. ugh.

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  6. Poor peas. That was some tough windstorm.

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  7. Oh you are so lucky..there was some really bad damage in NC and I'm trying to contact my brother there. Looks like a small tornado spun that pea around and around.

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  8. There sure has been a lot of strange weather for everyone this spring. Hope the new peas come up and no more wind for you.

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  9. Isn't it disheartening? It happened to us also. Most of our tulips lost their blooms. We had 5 inches of rain --so you can imagine what that did to our mulch.... BUT--we didn't have any tornadoes, so guess I need to quit complaining...

    Love your tulips on your sidebar. Gorgeous.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  10. It's always amazing (and disheartening) to see all the damage wind can do. I hope your gardens quickly recover.

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  11. What a pain to have all that wind damage. Did the paeonies survive?

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