My area of the city got dumped on by hail. Now, every summer we get about 2 doses of hail. But this hail was intense in the duration and strength. Every single annual flower is gone. My perennial garden has only a few flowers that survived.
I've lost many 4 foot rose canes loaded with buds/flowers. Leaves were pulverized or shredded.
I even had a LAMINATED (tough) rose label 4X4 inches nearly torn in half from 4 sides. The roses are basically denuded of leaves. There are only about 4 rose flowers left out of hundreds and hundreds. Hundreds and hundreds of buds have been destroyed.
I know roses are tough, and that I'll have a glorious fall flush since they were all pruned (by me trying to make sense out of the mess) at the same time. But it's sad now. And I know (I really do) that in the grand scheme of things it's really not that big of a deal. But in my small world it is.
It's like a wasteland in my backyard. :(