First, The Good:
This annual poppy, which I think is Imperial Pink, from seeds that Catherine of A Gardener in Progress shared, looks quite pretty with water droplets.
Another annual poppy, called 'Drama Queen' was leaning on a nearby Monarda.
|'Drama Queen' looking a bit windblown|
This annual poppy, about to open, seemed to survive intact.
I think this one is going to be a peony-flowered poppy.
Many of these deep purple poppies were laying all over, every which way. A couple are still standing tall, though.
This Mariposa lily was bent down to the ground.
This native plant has very long stems. I'm not sure if that is a feature of the plant, or if it's because of where they are planted. Others were in better shape, but still leaning over, supported by their neighbors, a tangle of stems.
The Bad: I found the neighbor's cat, Luci (short for Lucifer) chewing on my Pennisetum 'Karley Rose'. I noticed the other day that it was looking rather chewed up. I guess this is the reason. But I have quite a few clumps of this, and this one is still flowering, so I don't mind sharing.
The Ugly: The storm brought down a couple of big branches on my pear tree (at least I think it's a pear tree, we've never seen fruit).
|That's quite an ugly scar!|
Hmm...it didn't have the best shape before this, now it's even worse. I think the previous owners topped it, which is not a good tree-care practice.
Well, the sun is coming out now, so I think I might go for a walk.