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My weeping carregana was looking beautiful and lush this year, as were the rest of the plants in my "old" front flower bed. Here is a picture of what is left after a 2 hour storm which included an HOUR of pea-sized hail, interspersed with ping-pong sized hail!

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....eating it's young, hmmmmmmm!!!!

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Spiders, whether real or glass are indestructable. Ten million years from now, some hideous monstrosity with 20 legs will be sitting here typing away about decorating their webs, while simultaneously combing it's hair, vacuuming, cooking, dusting, watering the flowers, and eating it's young, all at the same time!!! Get rid of the damn things before it's too late!!!

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Do you mean my beautiful copper and glass arachnid, "Elise"? She weathered the storm wonderfully, as did my many other garden ornaments, thankfully.

Some creatures did not fare as well. My poor dogs were in their (well constructed) doghouse during the storm (we had no way to bring them in once the deluge began). On Friday, we had a few hailstones and the dogs both immediately began wimpering like babies. And, one of the blue jays that visit my yard is looking worse for wear - his head has been entirely denuded of feathers. The poor thing is quite hideous now, and, I imagine, in need of therapy.

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How's that cute but still hideous little darling, but still scary little spider doing? Did it weather the storm?

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It took me a long time to realize you had answered my question!

Thankfully, all of the injuries to my poor trees go all the way around a branch. I will get some wax and treat the worst ones and hope for the best.

It is disappointing. I forward to my garden all of each long winter, and then have it so beat up before we have even hit midsummer! Sigh.

Thank you for your thoughtful answer, actually, for ALL of your thoughtful answers. You are a wonderful resource for all of us on this gardening forum, and I know everyone appreciates the time you take to respond.

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It'll take a couple of boys to equal what I have in mind!! Never mind, I better not go there, this is the flower forum after all!!

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How about a few boys, instead? You know, a couple of 20s instead of one 40...or however that line goes...

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Your suitcase is packed, and our hot mediteranean stallion is waiting at the airport. We need a man for um, the suitcases, yea, that's it, the suitcases.

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Anonymous

This is what my little tree looked like. My gardens are quite a disaster, it looks like autumn here, except the leaves covering the ground are all green! Some bark was actually ripped off my trees and so I fear permanent damage...

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When are you stopping by to pick me up?

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Oh my goodness, all of that hard work gone. Don't you just feel like packing it all in and moving to the mediteranean. Let me be your guide!!!

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Wow all that damage to your garden and water in basement and damaged skylights! That's terrible! Will your home insurance cover the costs for fixing the skylights and any basement damage?? These storms lately have been causing so much damage in such a short time.

Luckily we didn't get any water in our basement but only in our garage.

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Thank you for the condolences. I don't expect my garden to recover this year, too much damage. I also have water in the basement due to the fact a squirrel murdered her babies by having them in one of my downspouts. The most expensive damage is to my skylights in my dining room and my ensuite: I have many quarter-sized holes in the outer panes. No water penetration, but still...

I am certain that there are worse stories. I don't know what part of the city you live in F-Lo, but hope your home is OK.

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Sorry about your garden! :(:(. I hope it recovers!!

What is with our terrible weather here? Come winter we won't even have felt like we had summer at all this year! I was reading the farmer's almanac and it predicts snow in early October! :(

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