I woke up this morning to find two of my plants in the front yard damaged like nothing I have seen before. I don’t have many plants in the front yard because the deer eat everything. I have three Texas sage, one agave, and two rosemarys. I have had deer nibble on the leaves of the Texas sage and even take a bite out of the agave especially since this Texas drought has been going on. But I have never seen anything like this. The Texas sage had good size limbs broken off  and tangled together. There were no leaves chewed on. The agave was shredded. What kind of creature could have done this? The mulch was not disturbed around the two plants so it does not seem as though there was a struggle between two animals. The plants are approximately 3 ft from each other. The Texas sage has two others next to it that were not touched. Does anyone have any thoughts or ideas on what could of happened?



Over the years, I have  been told that when Texas sage blooms it is going to rain and they are blooming all over the neighborhood. After the one and half inch of rain we got two weeks ago I do believe it is the other way around. The rain comes first then they bloom. But it is fun to think the blooming will bring rain. My salvia greggi and lantana also put out some blooms. I now have color in my garden.

I like to imagine how pretty everything would be if we had a normal amount of rain this spring and summer (sigh) Rain is so much more than a hose.