They're back...no you're not seeing double, there were three. They greeted us first thing this morning. A bit of a surprise since we haven't seen deer around since fall. Or any evidence of sad beheaded flowers. Not yet anyway. Although we're at-the-ready with the cages over here. Aren't they lovely? Once this area becomes more established though I'll remove them. Deer will browse just about anything that's tender, especially new plantings no matter how "deer-resistant" they claim to be. Certain things tend to bitter-up naturally as they mature, like these rhododendrons and azaleas, so the deer
will should hopefully pass them by eventually. Keeping my fingers crossed just the same. We planted this bed last year, it's the main view from the kitchen window and I love looking out each day to see what's happening here. Yellow and purple blooms appear now. And our Harlequin Glory Bower ("peanut butter tree"), is budding for the first time!