Well, a pretty sad day here if you love gardens.
Last night big storms moved through Indiana and literally destroyed my back yard and many of my gardens. The privacy fence was blown down, crushing an oriental bench and toppling some of my waterfall that was over the pond. It also smashed many shrubs and perennials and tipped over my arbor, which was starting to FINALLY get climbing roses and climatis covering it. It toppled the large orange tree that the robin had a nest with four eggs and broke the pot into pieces. My entire yard was flooded with half a foot of water most of the night, flooding out the pond, losing some fish (still can't find my 3 frogs anywhere, they probably swam on to new homes) and making the yard a mulch/mud/dead grass mess. The pond is a nice light brown color now. My crawlspace filled up with water from the flood (a first) and the sump pump is working without shutting off, still.
The flood has almost receded, but it's basically a gardener's worst nightmare. I've raked up most of the mulch mixture stuff and I have to wait for the insurance guy to take pics before I can pick up the fence (with some help, can't do that alone). Everything is either flooded, ripped to shreds from the wind or crushed under the fence.
HOWEVER, on the brighter side...
I'm not hurt, the house is intact and I'm doing a lot better than MANY people who lost their homes or lives or were hurt last night So, glass still half full, right? After all, everything can be replaced and regrown. It will take some time, but plants are easier to lose than many other things.