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It's true..size doesnt matter

Category: Fairy Garden | Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:30 am

It's true..size doesnt matter, but only when it pertains to hail and Fairy Gardens. Hail, no matter the size, is not Fairy Garden friendly.

Last Monday night Kansas City had a few good size severe thunderstorms roll thru. As fate would have it, the part of the storm with a whole lot of hail rolled right over my house. Hail usually just last a minute or two and it's gone but not that night. It just kept coming and wouldnt stop. I was sick..I just stood there watching and listening to all the pops that everything was making as it broke for a good solid 25 minutes. And there was not one thing I could do.

Around my covered patio I have two full grown maples. All the new leaves and baby (helicopters) seeds were literally beat out of the trees. Tulip foliage was shredded. A Garden Totem (another blog post coming) was knocked over. A mushroom was lost in the Fairy Garden..and the bridge was broke. That night I'd put a little abandoned Robin egg in the Fairy Hut and it too was smashed. To top it off a green flood light I have hanging in the tree exploded so I had glass everwhere.

Oh well..I'll sprinkle more Fairy Dust.

Everything white you see here is hail. This is the area that I have covered in pea gravel and stepping stones that's right off my patio. It's where I have the Fairy Garden and my puddle aka water garden. I had just reworked this whole area the day before and layed some bricks and had it looking good.

More hail and debris with the 'Mean ol'Cat'(bottom left) hightailing it to the back door

The beat down Fairy Garden the next morning.



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Comments

 

petunia wrote on Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:56 am:


Thats looks like it was quit storm. Don't know if I ever seen it hail for that long of time or not. I can only hope things will pop back up for you.




 

Droopy wrote on Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:39 am:


Oh, dear me, that did not look good. I'm so sorry for your garden. Stupid ice pellets falling like that!




 

eileen wrote on Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:54 am:


We have hail storms here in Scotland Joann but they've never caused damage like the one you had. Isn't it just typical that you get a job done that you're really pleased with and then the weather comes along and destroys it?

Your fairy garden still looks good to me and I hope you can repair/replace the broken mushroom. I'll keep my fingers crossed that no more hail comes your way and that you can get everything back into order again soon. Watch out when you sweep up that glass though as we don't want you cutting yourself.




 

Biita wrote on Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:59 am:


Geeez that was some storm! Sorry you lost alot and now got a very nasty mess on your hands.

But your fairy garden still looks good, concidering the beating it took. But your a gardner right? We prevail! And i'm sure you will. Good luck to you.




 

Netty wrote on Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:41 pm:


What a nasty storm!
Your fairy garden still looks fabulous. I hope the broken mushroom can be easily repaired.




 

glendann wrote on Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:44 pm:


Oh I'm so sorry it messed your fairy garden up.It was so cute.





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