Just before dawn a few days ago we awakened to bright lightening with loud noise.
It was hailing — hail the size of quarters. Hailing so hard it set off the motion detectors on our outside flood lights. (Our temperatures in the past week have been in the upper 80s so how we had hail I don’t know.)
The violent wind and hail brought down some of the branches on our dead tree that overhangs the garden.
Mature tomato plants and their cages were knocked down. Charlie cleaned up the devastation as much as possible.
On a brighter note I started a few more hydrangea plants because a neighborhood dog carried off one of my propagators that had 4 plants in it. Same dog (I assume) had removed my paint shoes from the porch.
These new cuttings are from a blue lace cap hydrangea at work.
Taking careful cuttings does not hurt the plant and allows for an exact replica of the mother plant.
One last thing: I wanted to nail together the project I started last Saturday and hit my index finger so hard with the hammer it turned blue. Charlie gave me a hand with the project and the wood split so now I have to cut another piece and paint it.
Have you ever experienced hail in the summer?