This year I wanted to revamp everything in my backyard. With four dogs, it has slowly devolved into chaos with random great stuff. I redid my water feature to a pondless waterfall which is perfect. Kept my roses, am redoing a couple of flower beds to be higher and more showy, put in a fire pit, moved – well, a lot. Part of that was a landscape plan included lots of plants. All of which I bought and had been planting over the last week, after a ton of work preparing the area with rototilling and moving some dirt out so I had room to lay down 4 inches of gorilla mulch on top..
And then this happened.
That is our football stadium. Full of hail. I had 2 inches of hail all over my yard last night when it was all said and done. Yeah, that happened and I cried. I’ve been through this so many times, and the plants will either live or not – I’m not hopeful for most of them, they just had the crap beaten out of them. But they are predicting more hail this week. Yeah, I’m thinking of calling the sod guy if the rest of the little baby plants get decimated, then just work in the flower beds forever. I’m over it at this point. Plant some annuals, a couple of nice perennials I like, like a couple of more daphnes, more bulbs, irises, peonies, and give it up. Planting in Denver is always a dice roll, no matter when you do it, and I cannot count the hundreds of dollars in plants that have been wasted over the years.
So not in the mood for perfume generally, except that new Amouage Blossom Love makes me think of the flowers I won’t have! Sorry, super sad.
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Back to crying in my new kitchen.