Thursday, April 7, 2016
A Garden In Recovery
It has been two weeks since the hail storm.
To the casual observer, everything looks pretty good.
But if you look a little closer, you can see some of the damage on the north side of this cactus.
The damage is much more evident on the other side of the cactus. Most of the flat sides of the paddles face the east and west to maximize the amount of sunshine received. When the hail fell from the west, they hit the tender paddles like ice ping pong balls. This damage will never disappear.
Most of the leaves on this yucca are shredded.
This agave received more damage than I originally thought, but it still looks pretty good, especially surrounded by four nerve daisies.
The bluebonnets in the parkway were laying flat after the hail storm and many stems were broken. There are still large areas that look like a buffalo laid on them.
But overall, they recovered well and will produce enough seeds for a new crop of plants for next year.
Posted by Michael - Plano Prairie Garden