Well, Hail! Where's a parachute when you need one?
We had some bad weather Friday night while we were out of town and I heard some hints that hail was involved. When we got home, I went straight to the hostas, of course, and sure enough, there are little tears, one or two, on most of them. Spoot!!!! I can't remember the last time that we had hail and, of course, it would be the first year of the new hosta bed, when it was looking so good.
The damage is pretty minimal, no one else will even notice it, but I know it's there. None of the potted ones were affected, I had a sun screen over them. Just the in the ground ones got it. Oh, well, what can you do, right? Just roll with the punches...
That did get me to thinking, what would I have done, had I been here and knew the hail was coming. Bet you could cover a pretty big area with one of those kids play parachutes that has the handles around the edge, so you could stake it down easily. The middle hole could go around the tree like a skirt, you'd have to hold it up/attach it to the tree somehow, but it would have covered most of the new bed. Wouldn't that be a riot, driving down the road and seeing a parachute in someone's yard blowing in the wind? To keep the holes from my hostas, "I'd a done it, too!"