No, this isn’t an angst poem. Not exactly. The storm that whipped through Minneapolis with hail yesterday evening snapped the stems of two Love Lies Bleeding plants at the entrance to the labyrinth. Since these were volunteers which re-seeded from a couple of plants we bought last year, it’s not a financial thing. It’s just that they were growing up so much stronger and sturdier than the prior year. They didn’t even need staking. Now I’m wondering if I had them staked, if they would have made it through the storm better. Sigh
The good news is there are still other volunteer LLBs which made it through fine. We aren’t tearing the broken ones up yet. We’ll see if they survive, er, topless.
I’ll update you as to how it turns out.