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Aug 4, 2015 9:38 PM CST
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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It is expected every few summers, but it hit this area today. Many plants trashed, I think. Not checking all of them until morning.
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Aug 5, 2015 7:44 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River Twp, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Oh no -- so sorry to hear that, Caroline! It's been quite some time since we've had a significant hail storm here (now I've probably jinxed myself!), but lower Michigan had a bad one recently that damaged a lot of the commercial apple crop. Sad
“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~ Albert Schweitzer
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Aug 5, 2015 8:38 PM CST
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Bulbs Winter Sowing Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Peonies Lilies Charter ATP Member
Region: Canadian Enjoys or suffers cold winters Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
And another hail storm today!

Well.....now I have lots of greens for the composters!
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Aug 5, 2015 9:23 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River Twp, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Thumbs down Just say "no!" to hail (if only it was that simple) !
“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~ Albert Schweitzer
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Aug 6, 2015 5:20 AM CST
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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My gardening efforts are mainly a hobby pursuit, but there are farmers north of the city who had their wheat crops totally destroyed by the hail. Some will have crop insurance, but it is disheartening as this would be just a few weeks from harvest for them.
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Aug 6, 2015 4:19 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River Twp, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member Bee Lover Butterflies Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Greenhouse Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Enjoys or suffers cold winters
That kind of thing always makes me thankful to not be in agriculture to make my living... bad enough when it happens in our home gardens. Sad
“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~ Albert Schweitzer
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Aug 6, 2015 9:21 PM CST
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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I am lucky the storm only damaged the plants.
One apartment building had the roof torn off by the strong winds.
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Aug 6, 2015 10:02 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River Twp, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Yikes!
“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~ Albert Schweitzer
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Aug 7, 2015 10:46 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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Caroline, I saw the videos of the hail on the news yesterday, that was some storm. Blinking Sorry it damaged your plants, and very sorry for the farmers that work so hard planting the crops. Sad
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Aug 8, 2015 9:12 AM CST
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Bulbs Winter Sowing Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Peonies Lilies Charter ATP Member
Region: Canadian Enjoys or suffers cold winters Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
It hit the center of town. My daughters' gardens were not touched by hail.
The tomatoe plants look like Charlie Brown's Xmas tree!
Some can be salvaged, but I am going on to next year by sowing biennials and perennials.
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Aug 8, 2015 9:25 AM CST
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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Not a lot you can do but go on, still disappointing after all you put into in. Sad
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Aug 8, 2015 9:33 AM CST
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Bulbs Winter Sowing Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Peonies Lilies Charter ATP Member
Region: Canadian Enjoys or suffers cold winters Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
Yes, disheartening after all the work, but best not to dwell on the damage and move on.
Today I am moving bricks. A neighbour had an old brick planter taken out, and they did not want the bricks. They were glad I offered to take the bricks as it is costly to take heavy objects to the landfill. I am using some to edge beds, and some larger ones as stepping stones. And some to build a box for clematis to grow near the fence.
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Aug 8, 2015 10:29 AM CST
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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That's a great reuse of the bricks, when new they are quite expensive, so good deal for you.
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Aug 8, 2015 3:54 PM CST
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Bulbs Winter Sowing Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Peonies Lilies Charter ATP Member
Region: Canadian Enjoys or suffers cold winters Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
Yes, I had looked at them, and anything brick or concrete is expensive.
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Aug 16, 2019 5:28 PM CST
Name: Dr. Demento Jr.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
We had hail for the first time I remember in actually many years a few weeks ago
It dd not do any damage even though some were the diameter of a half-dollar.
I gathered some up and filled a glass and poured warmer spring water over them.
It had a refreshing taste you do not get out even the best bottled water, so I went out an filled another glass.
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Oct 16, 2019 8:21 PM CST
Name: Dr. Demento Jr.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
Hip, hip, hooray -- TODAY- TODAY-- for its the jolly good time, for its the jolly good time, for its the jolly good tiiiime - that nobody can deny !!!
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