Rain & Hail Damages Garden & Floods Streets

More than 2" of rain in Saint Louis Park last evening.
Evening rain measures just over 2" in the Green Bay Packer's rain gauge.

We’ve had our share of rain this month and received over 2 inches again last evening.  High winds and hail the size of golf balls shredded leaves on the trees and in the garden.

Hosta leaves were shredded by golf-ball size hail.
Hosta leaves were shredded by golf-ball size hail.
Brussel sprouts were hit by hail too.
Brussel sprouts were hit by hail too.
Upside down tomato plant didn't suffer any hail damage.
Upside down tomato plant didn't suffer any hail damage and is thriving with all the rain and heat.

Thankfully, most of the rest of the vegetables, shrubs,  and flowers were not damaged by the storm.

Mushrooms are flourishing with the wet weather we've had in June.
Mushrooms are flourishing with the wet weather we've had in June.
A variety of mushrooms are popping up all over the lawn.
A variety of mushrooms are popping up all over the lawn.

The rain flooded freeways and side streets.  One creative snowmobiler used the opportunity to get his sled out and ride up and down a street that had turned into a stream.  Check out the video here: man rides snowmobile on flooded streets.

6 thoughts on “Rain & Hail Damages Garden & Floods Streets”

  1. great pics, I think I really want to have an upside down tomato plant. I’m in charge of watering my husbands garden and I can’t even water our house plants on time.

  2. Wow you’ve had a doozy out there. Glad that ones gone. I envy the rain of any amount!!! Really hot and dry here. Don’t work outside too much when it’s HOT, I wait until late. Love your blog and everything in it!!!! Your plants still look great…

  3. The upside down tomato planter is working pretty well – once I secured it enough so it wouldn’t tip over. It gets really heavy when the dirt is saturated (especially after a heavy rain). You do have to water it every day. So far the tomato plant in the hanger is doing as well as the plants in my raised bed gardens. I think the upside hanger would be great if you have limited space or a balcony garden.

  4. It was quite a storm and we had another one last night but I haven’t check the rain gauge yet today. At least it wasn’t as wild as the one the night before. Maybe some of the rain will head your way and give your beautiful gardens a nice cool drink of water.

  5. Sorry to see that you had hail damage, we had the never ending rain but no hail. It sounds like a stretch of dry weather coming – let’s hope so. My gardens are a mud hole right now. 🙁

  6. Thankfully the hail damage wasn’t too bad. This week’s forecast looks absolutely gorgeous and if today is any indication, I think we’re in for very nice stretch of weather. Hope your gardens dry out so you can get in them. They are absolutely beautiful!

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