The Gutters! won’t hold the water.
It destroyed the Zinnias growing there and that big white mound is the 09 Vista Silverberry. This will be a true test for it. I already know that it is disease and pest resistant. I’m going to be really surprised if it survives this. I had tall sunflowers in that bunch and on the front of the bed and half of them are gone. We had a microburst of wind that took them right out.
The water filled up the whole bed.
This is the view out the back hitting my pots square on. Too much rain for any gutter system.
Lots of rain and wind at once is not good but even with all the damage it is welcome. I lost mostly sunflowers but the rain helped so many other plants and our new grass.
At least my yard is sloped and the water will run away from the house. I bet it’s going to be green tomorrow. We were really glad to see the rain since we have a new lawn and are in the middle of a drought.
Ok, since I had to fix some links that were broken on my site–today–Jan 18, 2009. Thought I’d update this post and put it on facebook with the end of 08 photo of this Silverberry. How could you not be a fan of a plant that survived such abuse?