Saturday, June 23, 2012

Oh, hail!

I had been thinking that it would be good to cut off the scapes of all of the named varieties in the garden this year so they would look extra special for the national convention in July of 2013. Scapes have come up a couple of weeks earlier this year than normal because of the warm spring so hadn't yet gotten around to doing it. Last Sunday night a huge hail storm took care of it all at once,   decapitating scapes and making 5-way branching into 2-way or no-way. Here are some pics of the scapes all dinged up and decapitated, and the leaves shredded. Nothing I can do about it, so no point being stressed. Just glad no tours here this year. Many plants still haven't sent up scapes, so the season won't be a total loss. But for many plants in their last stages of evaluation, they will just have to sit there another year to get accurate statistics.

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