Monday, May 24, 2010

Day 58: Seattle- Disaster Strikes!

OH NO!!!!! Seattle decided to go from a week of sun and 70 * to windy, WINDY, WINDY!!! I thought Devon lived in the windy city. We had up to 60 mph wind!! DOWNTOWN!! So needless to say, disaster struck on my beautiful plants. Man!

My tomato plant got completely turned on its side, so now I had to tie it up with pantyhose.

The whole top of my bean plant was blown off!! Will it survive? Can they generate new leaves? Look at that pathetic stick!

My two strongest, most beautiful strawberry leaves were blown over and snapped! I just cut them off at the root to try and ask it, nicely, to regenerate some leaves.
And on top of it all my blueberry plant has committed suicide. I'm thinking about switching to a new plant. It looks so sad I can't even bare to put a picture on. Picture a stick with shriveled up leaves. I can't seem to bring it back. I don't think my patio gets enough sun. :( So, it's not green gables here in Seattle. I am trying to recover it.

Some good news though, Devon is coming in T-minus 3 weeks to visit! Maybe she can coax my plants to health. And another little catnip sprout has popped out of the soil. So, I guess it's not all bad news, but it's mostly bad news. Looks like a stall here and in Chicago.

What's next?!

1 comment:

  1. Well first a little Chicago history... "windy city" refers to the politicans of Chicago not the weather conditions. But I think we should name the State of Illinois the Windy State! LOL. Hang in there...gardening is all trial & error. It is hard to plant blueberries on a patio and have success. You two are doing great for your first year of planting. If I could find our camera I would send you some pictures of my tomato plants and japanese eggplant. But I've got a few years of experience on the two of you. I tried to get you interested in gardening when you were younger...just to busy with science stuff! Love & Kisses, Mamo