Manawolf (manawolf) wrote in socal_gardens,
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Weather damage

The SoCal/LA area isn't one that tends to incur serious weather damage. As long as you protect your plants from dehydration (And those of you growing natives such as cacti and hardy plants like succulents), you don't need to worry about it that much.

Well, a little while back, we had about two weeks' worth of straight rain. I've never really seen anything like it, and I've been here my whole life. Unfortunately, some of my coelus rotted off at the base. I couldn't believe it. They literally rotted through! It's not like the pots had inadequate drainage or anything either, it's just that the plants literally could not try off for two weeks straight.

My roses liked it tho.... so did one of my clematis, which had died back to the roots and took this as a sign to re-sprout.

Last night we had hail. I kid you not. Freakin' hail. I come out and the tip of the tender young clematis has snapped off, there are holes in the leaves of my thumbergia sky vines, and don't get me started on the poor hyacinths which were just starting to flower!

When will the insanity end!??!? Anyone else have trouble this past month with weather damage?
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