Another stormy night last evening and this morning with wind and hail has many of my roses beaten up and petals laying on the ground which really disappoints me. Many gone before I had gotten a chance to enjoy them. Fortunately many are repeaters through the summer but it has played havoc with the first flushes of blooms from them.
The new Sky’s the Limit climbing rose does not like the rain or hail and shows it by its brown edges.
But the new Bill Warriner rose blooms came through it all and still looks beautiful
The Peach-Salmon colored petals hung right on despite the hail and wind.
Since it is new I will wait to see how it fairs over the summer and how well it does hold up to Ohio’s winters.
Since it held up so well in the storms this week (much better than the trees) I can give it good marks so far.
The trees are cleaned up now along with the yard after the storms this week and hopefully we will have no more trees falling this year. My small yard is going to be surrounded by brush piles from all of the storm debris.
So many of the flowers keep getting flattened and beaten up and it does not make for pretty beds or for taking pictures of the beds.
Also it keeps bring up the snakes from the rain swollen hollows to the hill tops. Another snake was wrapped around the water hose yesterday just waiting for me. LOL! I went and got the shovel but it went up under the vinyl siding around the foundation of the house. I could not get it to come out and it started raining so I had to give up on the snake stalking. I just hope it left after dark. You all know by know from my previous posting how I really feel about snakes so I will not bore you about that subject again.LOL!