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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Winter Storms



Winter snow/rain storms will change the garden this season.
But maybe that's a good thing !



Poor Spruce tree...think it bit the dust. Gusts up to 67 mph yesterday.



Thank goodness it only broke a few inches off the top of the fence.





Arborvitaes again have to be tied together.





Douglas-fir keeps losing branches.





I'll try and tie this False Cypress together again(did last year).





Guess Leyland Cypress can be tied up? Afraid to get a closer look...hope it's not broken.

Hoping for better conditions soon !

20 comments:

  1. Oh my, what a lot of damage. Sad to see trees brought down.. If you prune back the arborvite that might strengthen them for another winter .
    Will be interested to see what changes you make and what you can save.
    Good luck Patsi!

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  2. Those are some fierce winds -- sorry to hear you have had damage.

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  3. I saw on the news that New Jersey was getting horrible winds. That stinks. I am sorry about your trees. It's heartbreaking because you just can't repair or replace them when they break. Hope your weather improves greatly.

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  4. WOW! that's really terrible. So sorry that you've had the damage to your trees.

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  5. It really hit your trees! We had something similar in 2006. I hope this is the last storm for you!

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  6. What a storm! Trees are quite resilient- they will be OK after some time.

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  7. I heard about that bad weather on the news. What a shame about the trees. You must still have power, I'm glad you didn't lose that too.
    Marnie

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  8. I saw on the news about the big storms up your way. Glad the tree that fell didn't cause more damage. Hopefully the other trees can be fixed up.

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  9. Hi Patsi. Ugh! Nothing can stand up to that kind of wind. I saw on the news where so many were having trouble with winds, downed trees and losing electricity. Glad the tree did not demolish your fence. You are going to have so much to clean up.Hope the trees can be fixed by tying them up.
    Hang in there kid.
    Lona

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  10. WoW O_O It's a good thing that it didn't fall on your house or something!

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  11. You were lucky that spruce didn't do more damage. These kinds of storms are so heartbreaking to a gardener. I do hope it all recovers.

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  12. It's been a pretty terrible year out there...I hope this is the last big storm of the season. gail

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  13. Patsi, I'm so sorry about the effects of the storm on your trees, etc. I'm so glad it didn't damage your home, and that no one was injured. Have you checked your Leyland, yet?

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  14. This is a familiar scene to me ... we have our fair share of gale force winds and cyclonic winds. I do hope most of these beautiful trees and shrubs come through OK ... it doesn't look too bad (I say optimistically!)

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  15. Wow, that's quite a bit of damage.It's tough to see established plants go, especially trees. You could look at it as a new opportunity to grow a few more full sun plants.

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  16. Dear Patsi, Thank you so much for picking my latest posting which, happily, has brought me to you. But oh dear, what devastation. I do feel so sorry for you having endured these late winter storms and very much hope that on closer inspection you find the damage to be fairly minimal.

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  17. We were lucky here ... a Category 3 cyclone just missed us thankfully or we'd be experiencing the same sights in the garden. I do hope things recover quickly.

    Thanks for visiting my blog ... glad you enjoyed viewing the Yellow Walking Iris.

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  18. OMG! What a mess! Good luck with all of that. What crazy weather you've been having.

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  19. Goodness me .... you've certainly had some weather this winter haven't you?!
    Hope spring makes up for it:)

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  20. Patsi, I am so sorry your trees sustained so much damage! It's going to be a lot of work, but I know you can bring your garden back to its former beauty! I look forward to seeing future pictures.

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