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Even though this blog looks like my old one, Debbie-Dabble, "Debbie-Dabble Blog" is my new Blog that I created on June 23, 2016, after my old one was hacked through my Debbie-Dabble Face Book Page which I have now deleted!!

I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe. I recently went Part Time after working full time night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 32 years and have been in nursing for 38 years!

I DABBLE IN A BIT OF THIS AND THAT!!!!

" IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN"
George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Garden Update & Damage after the Storm

  Welcome!!!

It's been some time since I posted any photos of our front yard and back yard Cottage Garden......

It has been a very hot, humid and rainy Summer here in NEPA...........

For the most part, my annuals and perennials have done well........

Until yesterday..........
Our area including the city of Wilkes Barre, was in a tornado warning last evening issued by the National Weather Service..........

We had one wicked storm with wind and thunder and lightning and very heavy rain.........

When it was over, we got about 1 1/2 inches of rain in 15-20 minutes!!!!!!!
That storm escorted in a cold front that will give us this beautiful weather!!!
Now this is my kind of weather.......

Thank Goodness we did not have any property damage but..........

The storm did a number on my flowers out in the front yard........

I could kick myself for not taking photos sooner when everything really looked full and beautiful!!

You can see that the flowers in this large urn took a hit......
The marigold stems were split!!!
And the begonias were flattened a bit........
 I did not over plant my pots this year because I wanted to see if less plants would fill in all my containers.......

They did until the storm!!

This is what those 2 pots looked like when just planted.......
 These planters do not look too bad from the front.......
But again, the marigolds were split!
This one looks a bit better.......
Just a bit of damage on the left side........
These are what they looked like back in May!!
  And my poor begonias in the flower boxes on each side of the flower bed under the Living Room widow really took some abuse from the wind and the rain!!!
They got flattened!!
I did prop them up a bit with some plastic fencing!!
You may remember that I only planted 4 begonias in these flower boxes.......
Another split marigold stem!!
I turned the pot around to make it look better......
The urns sustained a little bit of damage but look okay from the front.......
But from the side that the storm came from you can see the damage......
And just a bit of damage to the back one......
These are how they looked when first planted.......
The begonias in this flower box really got flattened!!
I also tried to prop these up with a small fence.......
Again, there are only 4 plants planted in each flower box!!

The front yard sustained no flower damage........
I think the azaleas protected the pots.......
And this is how the park bench looked in May!!
I had to show you my neighbor's front yard........
Beautiful, isn't it????

And we had a visitor in the front yard......
A baby bunny!!

And now let's take a look at the back yard......

The petunias are starting to look leggy and you can tell that Fall is approaching.......
I am thinking of not going with petunias in these pots next year.......
The new guinea impatiens are still looking good!!
The back yard still is looking good for late August!!!
The impatiens are doing fairly well.......
This was a tiny rose plant that Joe bought at Wegman's on clearance about 3 weeks ago for $4.00!!!!
Now look at it!!!

I did buy a new gazing ball at Big Lot's using a reward coupon!!
This is one begonia plant in this sprinkler.......
It did sustain a bit of rain damage from the storm.......

More begonias in here........
In the Patio........
They are all doing well and were protected from the storm by the awning.......

And I will close this post, shaing a beautiful sunset that we watched from our front porch about a week ago........
And finally, a patch of blue sky near sunset......
 In my next post, I will be sharing what Gabes has to offer for Fall and Halloween and what I have been buying for the new Season......
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