Friday, June 19, 2009

After The Storm

Before

After the storm

Repaired

June 15th, Monday nights storms produced hurricane-force winds. I did not know the full extent of the destruction until the following day. The hard drive on my computer crashed. The pride of my garden, an almost 4 and a half foot Black Cherry tomato plant, had been broken in two.

I know that it's only a plant, but it hurt to see it damaged to that extent. I admit to "babying" my plants --- short of talking to them and playing classical music.

I went down to a local garden center and purchased bamboo rods to shore up and stabilize my plant. Part of the reason that it broke, is that it had outgrown its cage by a few feet. I got to work and now the plant looks as though its going to live and still produce tomatoes. I guess I really lucked out this time.

12 comments:

Kim and Victoria said...

Wow. Quite the weather. Hey, I do talk to my plants and when they were seedlings living in our spare bedroom I did play music for them. (I read it actually helps them perform better.) So I totally understand.

Alexandria Sewell said...

Kim and Vic, we are about to get more severe weather, too. I can hardly wait --- oh joy... I admit to talking to the plants a bit, and I had heard about the musical studies. However, I haven't gone that route. However, baby them I do.

Bay Area Tendrils Garden Travel said...

Alexandria, anyone with such a beautiful name deserves to be followed. You'll find messages on Blotanical, a wonderfully addictive form of connecting. Alice
aka BayAreaTendrils

Janet said...

Looks like a good save! Mother Nature has a way of keeping you humble...I get so excited about something in the veggie garden getting ready to pick...and viola' something happens. (Last time I grew cantalopes one was JUST ABOUT ripe, Hurricane Isabel came and it was underwater...contaminated water) blah.

Alexandria Sewell said...

Alice, thank you for the high compliments. I visit Blotanical daily. So, I will look for your messages. I'll also check out Bay City Tendrils. Thank you for stopping by.

Alexandria Sewell said...

Janet, you're right --- Mother Nature does have a way of keeping us humble. I just hope that the garden catastrophies to a minimum this summer. However, there is no telling what Mother Nature has in store.

vuejardin said...

Your tomato plant looks a lot taller after the storm.

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

Its good to babysit them, the plants... they too talk and give signal to us, but we only comprehend smell and scent...

~ bangchik

Seasonal Wisdom said...

Have enjoyed reading your blog and all the comments. Thank goodness you seem to have repaired your tomato crisis. Here's to happy eating for you soon... Teresa

Alexandria Sewell said...

vue jardin, you're right. The plant is getting taller. It's still growing. It was no illusion.

Alexandria Sewell said...

Bangchik, you observations about plant rearing are quite apt. They can only send us they're own brand of signals.

Alexandria Sewell said...

Teresa, thank you for visiting my blog and letting me know that you had been here by leaving your comment. I hope you will return.

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