Assessing the Damage

My succulents certainly did take a beating during the hail storm on Saturday afternoon.

Damage – both old and new.

It only lasted 20 minutes and I’m grateful the hail was only small.  The damage could have been much worse had large hailstones rained down smashing everything in their path – windows, roofs, water tanks, solar panels (not to mention vehicles).  So yes, I am grateful the hail was only small and the only damage we sustained was to the plants in my garden – but only the delicate ones.  As I said (or hinted at) yesterday, for all their hardiness, succulents are quite delicate and not able to withstand being pummeled by solid water.

Other plants didn’t fare too well either.

Flowers have been torn apart, orchids ripped from their stalks, and leaves peppered with holes.  My happy plant is looking rather sad, I have elephant ears incapable of hearing anything, and jellybeans scattered everywhere.

But nothing is beyond recovery.

Albeit, their recovery might take some time, months even, they will recover.  In the meantime, I’ll enjoy nursing them back to health and perhaps take this opportunity to do some (serious) propagating.

Everything had been looking so good having just recovered from a (smaller) hail storm that passed over back in June.  My featured image and the first image in this post shows damage both old and new, but I was taking pride in their recovery and I’ve been caring for and nursing that anthurium since February.

Oh well.  The triage will just have to continue.

4 Replies to “Assessing the Damage”

    1. I haven’t even looked at my little agaves. My big one is nestled under some palms, but I’ve some smaller ones out front – will need to investigate and (fingers crossed) they won’t be too bad.

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  1. So sorry your plants got beat up. As you are heading into spring, we’re just the opposite. I just brought in my fragile succulents for the winter. They live on the porch in spring and summer and next to my bathtub when it gets cold outside.

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