Hail And Succulent Plants on January 26, 2017 Get link Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Other Apps Hail and succulent plants Not the best combination Clever Aeonium hid in the protected niche. No pocks there Peeking out to see if it was safe On the other hand, the Aloe flowers were fine Better than fine. Let's Complain About The Weather! Succulent plants Get link Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Other Apps Comments Jane StrongJanuary 26, 2017 at 4:25 AMI noticed that some of the agaves kind of closed up, thus presenting edges instead of flat surfaces to the hail and cold.ReplyDeleteRepliesHoover BooJanuary 26, 2017 at 7:03 AMPerhaps they are (very slowly) applauding the sky for finally delivering some rain? :) DeleteRepliesReplyReplyorganicgardendreamsJanuary 26, 2017 at 8:16 AMOooh no, poor babies! I am really glad that we didn't get hail here only plenty of rain.Your last photo of the aloes flowers is simply stunning! Sooo... beautiful!Warm regards, ChristinaReplyDeleteRepliesHoover BooJanuary 26, 2017 at 9:48 AMAloes are the stars of winter. The plants with dings will grow out of them, and all will be well. :) DeleteRepliesReplyReplyAlanJanuary 26, 2017 at 12:23 PMHail? Ack! You'll be posting rainfall totals soon, or did I miss that in another post?ReplyDeleteRepliesHoover BooJanuary 26, 2017 at 4:24 PMNext post! We got 4.3" alone from that last series, which ran from the 19th to the 23rd. Wheeee!!!DeleteRepliesReplyReplyKris PetersonJanuary 26, 2017 at 2:39 PMYikes! The poor succulents - first nearly drowned and next assaulted. I hope the battle scars heal.ReplyDeleteRepliesHoover BooJanuary 26, 2017 at 4:25 PMThey'll grow fast because of all the rain. :^)DeleteRepliesReplyReplyNellJanuary 26, 2017 at 3:10 PMI had no idea southern California ever got hail; condolences on the succulents.OTOH, the footprint of the worst drought has shrunk considerably (at http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/). It's hard to imagine that the region would go back to the old ways after such a long, ongoing stretch...The snowpack is great reassurance, and I hope this winter water is coming in time to save a lot of trees.But hail seems like such a gratuitous local insult -- grrrr.ReplyDeleteRepliesHoover BooJanuary 26, 2017 at 4:30 PMHail is fairly rare here--once or twice a decade. Once or twice a decade too often as far as soft succulents are concerned.Yes the drought map update was quite encouraging! We were upgraded from "exceptional" to "severe". Who would think "severe" could be worth celebrating? DeleteRepliesReplyReplyNellJanuary 26, 2017 at 3:12 PMThat shot of the Aeoniums is hilarious, and the Aloe pics -- wow; you're right, all will be well. Hummers must have found the hail pretty shocking.ReplyDeleteRepliesHoover BooJanuary 26, 2017 at 4:22 PMThe hummers were parked in various places under our patio cover and archway, looking a little grumpy. It didn't last all that long--a few minutes. DeleteRepliesReplyReplyUnknownJanuary 26, 2017 at 3:44 PMAn outbreak of zits is never pleasant. Just keep telling them how beautiful they are.ReplyDeleteRepliesHoover BooJanuary 26, 2017 at 4:21 PMJust like teenagers, they'll grow out of those spots. DeleteRepliesReplyReplyksJanuary 26, 2017 at 6:15 PMOh your beautiful Aloes ! We've had no hail this year, but my god the rain ...I thought it would never stop. We are looking at a full dry week at the present,maybe I can actually work on pruning the roses. ReplyDeleteRepliesHoover BooJanuary 27, 2017 at 5:23 AMWhen winter sun shines through the flowers, the heart sings. Hopefully no flooding for you. Dry weather here too. It's nice to be back out there, but I hope this is not the end of our rainy weather for So Cal. More would be really good. Enjoy the pruning!DeleteRepliesReplyReplyAdd commentLoad more... Post a Comment Always interested in your thoughts. Any comments containing a link to a commercial site with the intent to promote that site will be deleted. Thank you for your understanding on this matter.