Wednesday, May 6, 2015

hail, wind

Although the storm the past few days have given us much needed moisture, the hail and high winds wrecked destruction throughout the garden. Fortunately nothing too dire, but damaging enough.

 Of the apple trees, Calville Blanc d'Hiver was hit the hardest, the leaves getting shredded by the hail.
 Fortunately apple trees grow pretty fast, but the damage will be apparent for the rest of the year. 

My cardoon seedlings were looking robust when I planted them 3 days ago, now pretty beat up. Those leaves were whole when I planted them. Soon new leaves will come out.

 Bolero had damaged flowers.

 But some surprisingly nice ones as well.

 Iris 'Ila Crawford was unscathed.

 I'm trying Penstemon heterophyllus Blue Springs this year. It's nice, but not as vibrant as 'Blue Bedder' or 'Margarita BOP'.

 A few nice flowers remained. This is the first of the 'Abraham Darby.'

'Eden's' first flower was damaged by wetness before the storm, and much more from the hail. At least we got some moisture.

1 comment:

  1. For the driest time of the year, that's amazing rain and most still looks OK. Of course, Abq was outdone on the rain by Socorro and especially the plains to your east, like Lubbock...8"+ there!

    How large was your hail? Ruined many a garden, car and roof where I grew my decades in Abq, only pea sized stuff, but usually clean-up after...