I am sad.

Centralia, Missouri
April 27, 2016 10:03am CST
I meant to get photos of the flowers yesterday and forgot. Apparently the storms did a number on them. So here is a photo of storm beaten flowers. I hope given a couple of days other blooms will appear and it won't look so bad. We need to clean out a bit that died, and re-weed the bed. I want to put some gravel or moss, or some kind of nice ground cover in there, but I don't know what. Any suggestions?
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• United States
27 Apr 16
We have all Tennessee River Rock around the house - no muss, no fuss. You might consider pea gravel - it's smaller.
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• Centralia, Missouri
27 Apr 16
I have pondered adding rocks around the plants.
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• United States
27 Apr 16
@Jessicalynnt You don't have to water rocks, burp or feed them LOL. My husband just planted a Lily in the rock bed.
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@sueznewz2 (8778)
• Alicante, Spain
27 Apr 16
@AbbyGreenhill that looks nice...
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@sueznewz2 (8778)
• Alicante, Spain
27 Apr 16
Its a shame when the rain pounds the flowers and leave them looking battered.... but they had looked pretty and colourful... i'm no gardener so I can't help on the ground covering matter...
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• Centralia, Missouri
28 Apr 16
I wish I had gone out and gotten a photo first
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@sueznewz2 (8778)
• Alicante, Spain
28 Apr 16
@Jessicalynnt yeaahhh I know what you mean...., i've missed a couple of nice photos of my Dads garden because I left it ' till later' and then it rained ...
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• Centralia, Missouri
29 Apr 16
@sueznewz2 it still looks bad, keeping an eye out and hoping
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@just4him (82322)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Apr 16
I've seen wood chips and rocks that make it look really nice.
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• Centralia, Missouri
28 Apr 16
I pondered about using wood chips
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@just4him (82322)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Apr 16
@Jessicalynnt You can probably get them at the local nursery.
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@celticeagle (111857)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Apr 16
Get busy! Here they grind up the old Christmas trees and you can buy it cheap to use for surrounding plants and flowers.
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• Centralia, Missouri
28 Apr 16
Wood chip mulch?
@Marcyaz (36147)
• United States
27 Apr 16
Well you are not alone as it is still cold and really windy here today and it is beating up our flowers also.
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• Centralia, Missouri
27 Apr 16
We have a decent temp and sun atm
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@GardenGerty (87818)
• Marion, Kansas
27 Apr 16
Vinca Major or trailing vinca is nice. It can be glossy green or variegated green and white, in spring it has "periwinkle" colored flowers. If you tend to be very hot and dry, moss rose (portulaca) blooms close to the ground and reseeds itself. Or various types of sedum which are succulent.
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• Centralia, Missouri
27 Apr 16
Wet, humid in summer. Wet cold but rarely freezing in winter.
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@sharon6345 (98814)
• United States
27 Apr 16
That will turn around to be a beautiful sight.
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• Centralia, Missouri
27 Apr 16
I hope so, I need to stake up the bush though, it's leaning forward pretty badly for some reason
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@marlina (57234)
• Canada
27 Apr 16
I would be sad too as we wait all winter for that.
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• Centralia, Missouri
27 Apr 16
I know the big bush will be fine, which was behind me as I took that photo. The flowers on it look bad, but it will recover fine, I just hope the smaller ones will as well
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@LadyDuck (109446)
• Switzerland
27 Apr 16
Why don't you put mulch around the plants? The mulch keeps the soil humid and the roots are more protected.
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• Centralia, Missouri
28 Apr 16
More people are suggesting that, deff going to have to look into it
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@LadyDuck (109446)
• Switzerland
28 Apr 16
@Jessicalynnt With the mulch you keep the weeds in control and the soil moist and you can choose decorative mulch that comes in different beautiful colors.
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• Centralia, Missouri
29 Apr 16
@LadyDuck oh really? I assumed that this would be one wood fits all, neat!
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@alberello75 (11147)
• Genova, Italy
29 Apr 16
And it is certain that the storm has done serious damage to your blooms. So now you have to re-cultivation a huge part of the land, right?
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• Centralia, Missouri
29 Apr 16
hopefully not, waiting to see if they come back with some time, sun, water, and plant food
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@alberello75 (11147)
• Genova, Italy
29 Apr 16
@Jessicalynnt I do not even mean to, but from what I know, I believe that sometimes from a bust (the plant residue) can regrow another whole.
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@quantum2020 (8158)
• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
27 Apr 16
The flowers have a natural way to restore themselves. Give them sufficient amounts of sunlight and light amounts of water to their stems. They will get the energy needed and go up from there.
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• Centralia, Missouri
27 Apr 16
I hope you are right, it looks pretty sad at the moment. The only plant that came through fine is my aloe
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• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
27 Apr 16
@Jessicalynnt Profit from the sunlight, if you are having it and try with all your heart; hopely, you´ll be able to revive them all.
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@JudyEv (90220)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Apr 16
I must say the photo of the gravel bed looks nice. A garden shop would be able to recommend something suitable for your area and conditions.
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• Centralia, Missouri
28 Apr 16
Good idea
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@Susan2015 (17638)
• United States
27 Apr 16
I don't think they look too bad and maybe the sun will perk them back up.
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• Centralia, Missouri
28 Apr 16
I hope so, so far no good
@TheHorse (48829)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 Apr 16
The ones to the right look pretty healthy. Did you get hail? Or just rain? We're getting a sprinkle here right now.
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• Centralia, Missouri
28 Apr 16
I think it was just wind and hard rain
@JohnRoberts (33984)
• Los Angeles, California
27 Apr 16
It would be easier to maintain a gravel bed and not require water.
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• Centralia, Missouri
27 Apr 16
We rarely have to water as it's so humid, so that part doesnt bother me
@allknowing (54673)
• India
29 Apr 16
Sad you lost that opportunity. There are so many ideas for ground cover. You can choose what suits you in terms of easy availability and less work.
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28 Apr 16
Its natural and we have to accept it. All beautiful things are fragile and temporary. Only plastic flowers are permanent!
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@Lucky15 (33688)
• Philippines
28 Apr 16
Poor.flowers ;(
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• United States
28 Apr 16
i was 'xpectin' 'em to look much worse, lol. the ones here lost all their petals 'n some look's though they've been chewed'n due to the high winds we've been havin'. 's fer a ground cover? i dunno what part'f the country ya live'n to make a suggestion. findin' a ground cover that'll not compete with the bulb plants's sometimes tricky. some plants don't do well with gravel's a mulch. bark's gotta be replenished e'ery couple'f years. if'n moss grows well, why not use that'n some nice size rocks?