Sunday, July 06, 2008

Fire(works) and ice

This holiday weekend was a time to enjoy a few fireworks at night.

And, during the day, it was an opportunity to clean up after a ferocious mid-week hailstorm. Larkspur, daisies, and astilbes were beaten down. Tender begonia, coleus, peony, and amaryllis leaves were shredded. Ice covered the ground and filled this container of succulent sedums.

The leathery leaves of this hosta were so trashed that I chopped them off.

There may not be many blooms from these plants but perhaps there will be some fresh growth.

And by today, with a little clipping and trimming, those sedums were again celebrating summer sparkle.

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