Rain Rain Go Away......

6.17.2010

......come again some other day, but not for a while. Three days straight we have had some really good down pours.  I thought maybe today it would stay dry and I could get the yard cut, but no we had another storm pop up in the middle of the day. All this rain has ruined two of my rose of Sharon's.



See the two very large bushes in front of the deck Well they were full of buds and just starting to bloom like crazy and then yesterday I looked out and they weren't even there.


This is what I saw when I looked out. I was saying where is the bush??


There it is on the ground!


I guess all the weight of the wet flowers and the soft ground  made it fall over.




This one is not as bad as the other one.


Never fear Mr. Savvy has a plan. See the ratchet on the ground.


Yes those are bungee cords wrapped around the bush.


He has tied it to the deck. When they get through blooming I am going to drastically cut them back.





Well they won't be pretty this year and I was so excited that they were so full and just opening. So please rain stay away for a few days. My yard is suffering.

Just thought I would share what happened here today.

Y'all come back now,

KIM

44 comments:

  1. You have a pretty yard, Kim. Too bad about the bushes falling over, hopefully they can be saved.

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  2. How sad...this year has been real rainy...I am SICK of it! Beautiful yard, Kim.

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  3. Your yard still looks beautiful Kim!

    Nice to know your husband says the same things as mine!
    I'm off to have that bath!
    Pamela xo

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  4. Kim,
    Soooo sorry about your bush...looks like your hubby has a good idea to bring her back to good health!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  5. Kim,
    Sorry to hear of all your rain. That is the way it was last week here and the early part of this week. Good thing is that i usually have sprouts of Rose of Sharon popping up everywhere!

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  6. Oh that stinks....what a shame. You will make all better soon I am sure. I love your red roosters though:)

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  7. Sorry about you Roses of Sharon. Thunderstorms rolled thru today - I did not get but a sprinkle, but a couple miles away had a torrential downpour. Crazy weather!

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  8. My gardenia's look like this. When they are done blooming, a big cut back also!! I did get to enjoy a few blooms!

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  9. That Mr. Savvy is a clever man! Those bushes are just gorgeous! We haven't had any rain. It has rained all around us, but not at my house! We need it! I will take yours from you. How does that work???

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  10. Oh man, that stinks! I've had it with this rain too. Our yard is like a swamp. Enough already!

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  11. You are going to have nice flower arrangements in the house this week, wish I live close so I could some of those off your hands! Oh by the way your pillow in your blog header is my drapery but with a black background....twin!

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  12. You must have had some heavy winds (gusty and shifty) at some point too! These have been pushed over by more then just water! Looks like you've had a casulty too! I am still picking glass out of our deck! Uugghh! I would be really upset too, loosing some of my beautiful shrubs! Your husband is doing the right thing. I hope it helps! I hate to see this!

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  13. I know you must have been sick about seeing your beautiful bush on the ground. I wish you could send us some of your rain (just not too much)/

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  14. Oh goodness - I bet you thought someone stole your beautiful bushes!!

    Maybe you could send some rain this way!!!

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  15. What a shame Kim they looked so pretty,but I'm sure after you cut them back they'll come back good and healthy again.We had a rose of sharon in our yard when I was growing up and I can remember the beautiful flowers they had on it.The only negative they attracted a lot of bees.

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  16. Not much chance of that happening here in Texas where we've been dry for over 2 weeks and temps in the upper 90's. How I'd love a downpour..and so would my grass!
    It's always something, isn't it?
    www.divinedistractions.blogspot.com

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  17. Wow! That's a lot of rain! It looks more like a hurricane. I am sure it will come back and be as good as new!

    Carol

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  18. oh, that's a bummer. Our Rose of Sharon don't start blooming for another few weeks here...

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  19. Kim, they really are pretty. I know that just made you sick when you saw it on the ground. That photo of the blooms on the grass is so sad. laurie

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  20. Oh, I hope Mr. Savvy's plan works. Such a pretty bush! It's 100 and sunny here in TX...we could use some of that rain.

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  21. Aww Kim I'm sorry about your Rose of Sharon bushes! I remember the post you did showing us all of those wonderful blooms you were eagerly anticipating!

    I'm glad Mr. Savvy was able to put the one bush back up! We could use a little rain, but too much of a good thing is still too much I guess!

    Kat :)

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  22. Oh Kim that is amazing and sad. I am glad you came up with a good remedy. Mother Nature is wonderful but it can also be very destructive. Your yard is so pretty and well kept. I know how hard you work to keep it so nice, Hugs Kathysue

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  23. I'll bet that broke your heart. But they're still beautiful. I'm so glad hubby got them pulled back up for you. We've been getting frequent rain, too, but I'm so happy because I live on a hill and it all just runs down. Watering with a hose just doesn't do the job.

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  24. Oh, that is SO heartbreaking! Two days after we put up our HUGE new hanging baskets, we got a horrible wind storm. You can imagine. :( I do hope your Rose of Sharons survive and the rain goes away.

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  25. Oh Kim...I could just cry! We all have been having such crazy weather! I am so sorry your gorgeous rose bushes have a booboo! Looks like hubby is getting them under control! He is one handy dude! Your yard still looks amazing...nonr the worse for wear!

    Take care!
    Cathy

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  26. P.S. can't feel sorry for you about the rain, coming from the NW and this year it being the WORST year on record for rain and lowest temp, you need to feel sorry for me and my poor un-opened going rotten, slug eaten peonies.

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  27. Well that stinks! Everything hear is dying except my only rose bush. Mr. Savvy is one smart man! Tell him not to do what my neighbors did though! Their christmas tree stand broke and they used bungee cord to hold it up connected to their window! REDNECK!

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  28. We have actually had two nice days in a row. I was able to cut the grass tonight. It's been a pretty weird month of June that's for sure. Sorry about your flowers:(

    xo
    LeAnn

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  29. How sad as they were so pretty! We are having the same issues with rain. Our gravel road is washed out...again! Our good friends' pool overfilled and broke the sidewall. Completely drained the pool and made a drainage ditch through the back yard. I hear you with the grass! Ours is getting way too tall!

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  30. Oh, that poor bush! So glad you and Mr. Saavy were able to save it. Hopefully the rain will stop soon and things will dry out!

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  31. aww bless, so sorry about your bush but so happy the MR had a plan to save it.

    Sonny

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  32. We had to cut ours back dramatically last year.

    Do you have bumble bee issues due to your Rose of Sharon??

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  33. We are suffering here with a drought. Send us the rain! Sorry about your roses. They are beautiful Kim. :)

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  34. Well that sucks. Sorry about the Rose of Sharon, I bet it looks even better next year.

    I guess bungee cords are the new duct tape then. My husband has a huge container of those things.

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  35. You need to send me some of that rain! The water in our pool is 97! We haven't had rain in over a week! My hubby thinks bungie cords & tie wraps are the solution to all problems.

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  36. I cannot believe that happened!! Mine are nowhere near blooming yet. They do very well getting cut back too. We are getting about the right amount of rain, so things are growing like crazy especially weeds. Stay dry:-)

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  37. I'm praying that they live! They're so pretty as are all the ones on the deck. You should put those in the Ruby Tues meme.
    Great to see you.

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  38. The bad weather was a disaster in Italy as well. Our plants and flowers on the balcony were distroyed by heavy rain and I hope they survived for next year...but your garden is so lovely!! xx

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  39. Aw! I hate when that happens!

    Thanks for posting a comment about the fabulous china room. I hope you'll visit us again soon!

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  40. OHHHHH! I feel awful about your rose of sharon disaster. AGH!
    Kristin

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  41. Yes, that's the kind of rain we had last week! Almost 10 inches(like 9.87) in less that 24 hrs! It knocked all my blooms off, too AND shredded the leaves of my coleus. But, we sure needed it.

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  42. Well, he isn't called Mr. Savvy for no reason now is he:):) I hope the bushes will be OK. I have one too and it needs to be cut way back too. This gives me the push I need to DO IT!!! Have a great weekend!! XO, Pinky

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  43. Oh Kim, I still think it's beautiful, and I hope the bungee cords will help until it dries out a bit and you can trim it, until then, I'll send some sunshine your way and we could use a little of that rain!
    Have a great weekend.
    :-)

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  44. Oh Kim, I still think it's beautiful, and I hope the bungee cords will help until it dries out a bit and you can trim it, until then, I'll send some sunshine your way and we could use a little of that rain!
    Have a great weekend.
    :-)

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