The Good, The Bad and The Ugly!
Hurricane Irene 8-27-11
This is the house next door that my husband uses for his office and I use for more garden space!. (Click on photo to see a larger image)
As I've said, last year it was Hurricane Irene that wrecked havoc with the garden. Then there was the hail storm in 2008. Along the way there have been blizzards, ice storms, heat waves and all kinds of crazy weather. But, when you live near the open water you just have to take the good with the bad! The word nor'easter makes your blood run cold. Yet, I am now reaping the benefits of last year’s flood. Plants have died and spaces have opened up to rearrange things and add new life to tired out garden beds! It will be wonderful, but until then digging out dead material and weedy growth, amending the soil , dividing and planting, mulching, and watering can about do a person in! But tomorrow morning I’m taking a short break to take some photographs of the beauty that still abounds. See you then...
Salt water damage to an hydrangea. The kiss of death!
Branches on my favorite Japanese maple. lately, there are little water sprouts appearing on the top branches. Can it be saved?
Clouds before the hail storm 8/08